All of you Trump fans need to wake up. He is not a good person and he is not a conservative. The enemy of the enemy is not your friend.
“I do like Ted Cruz, but not a lot of evangelicals come out of Cuba,” he told the crowd at a town hall event at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. "Not a lot come out."The father of the Texas senator, who has appealed to the born-again believers in the Hawkeye State, escaped from Cuba as a young adult. Both of Cruz’s parents come from traditionally Catholic backgrounds, but Cruz grew up Southern Baptist.
Trump’s personal attack mirrors a previous joust at one-time top Iowa rival Ben Carson, who is a Seventh Day Adventist. Trump, who identifies as Presbyterian, implied that he was a more mainstream Christian.
The New Yorker spent more time on Friday poking Cruz for opposing ethanol subsidies, which are widely popular there. Independent groups there are beginning to spend money against Cruz for his position, which Trump told a questioner was “anti-Iowa.”
“With the ethanol, really, he’s got to come a long way, 'cause right now he’s for the oil,” Trump said at the beginning of his remarks, unprompted. But then he gave him an out: “But I understand it, oil pays him a lot of money. He’s got to be for oil, right?”
“But I’m with you,” he added. "I’m self-funding. I have no oil company. I have no special interest."
Trump later called on a pro-ethanol activist with the group America’s Renewable Future, who was given front-row seating Friday. The activist, who a group spokeswoman said was invited to the rally by the Trump campaign earlier this week, asked if Cruz’s opposition to ethanol was because of his ties to “big oil.”
“Yes it is,” Trump replied.