5 times Ted Cruz ineffectively trash-talked Donald Trump on the campaign trail

Let's not forget Cruz's tumultuous campaign trail relationship with the "pathological liar" who won the nomination

By Brendan Gauthier
July 21, 2016 3:41AM (UTC)
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Ted Cruz, Donald Trump (AP/Mary Altaffer/Gene J. Puskar/Photo montage by Salon)

There's no love lost between GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and silver medalist Senator Ted Cruz.

In an inadvertent power play, Trump's private plane — a measly $100 million Boeing 757 — flew over Cruz's convention-adjacent speech on Wednesday.


Cruz is among a star-spangled lineup of speakers at Wednesday night's Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Allow us to remind you of five instances in which Lyin' Ted ineffectively stumped the Trump on the campaign trail:

1. Trump is a "pathological liar":


2. "Donald, you're a sniveling coward. Leave Heidi the hell alone":

3. "Not a lot of conservatives come out of Manhattan":

4. In which Cruz dry-heaves a reverse-birther theory and/or "yo mama" joke:

5. Cruz preemptively pitched presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's latest Trump attack ad:


Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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