Uh oh! Donald Trump got a firsthand lesson in how it’s bad politics for one candidate to attack another’s spouse. The Republican frontrunner made a Twitter threat against Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi. It looked like he knew it was a huge mistake and deleted it, but he soon reposted the threat!
This is a rarity! Donald Trump, 69 actually dialed back on a Twitter threat against a political rival’s spouse, after he launched a scathing comment about 45-year-old opponent Ted Cruz‘s wife Heidi Cruz, 43. He threatened to “spill the beans” on her after The Donald mistakenly thought that Ted had been posting Facebook ads mocking his wife Melania Trump‘s 2000 nude British GQ spread. Read on for more of Donald’s latest drama.
“Lyin’ Ted Cruz just used a picture of Melania from a G.Q. shoot in his ad. Be careful, Lyin’ Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!” Donald tweeted out to his 7.14 million followers on March 22. What got him so angry was a series of anti-Trump Facebook ads that had been circulating, which played up Donald’s wife’s nude photo history. Well, it turned out Ted didn’t have anything to do with the ads, which were actually put out by an anti-Trump Super Pac. So Donald threatened Ted’s wife over something Ted never did.
That big fact was brought to light when Ted himself tweeted, “Pic of your wife not from us. Donald, if you try to attack Heidi, you’re more of a coward than I thought. #classless.” Donald came to his senses after that. He should have tracked down the source of the Melania nude ads before threatening Ted’s wife, and secondly, candidates directly going after each other’s spouses is an unwritten no-no when it comes to running for office. Donald learned his lesson and actually deleted the tweet. He quickly “un-learned” the lesson and simply reposted the threat. Get Ted’s book “A Time for Truth: Reigniting the Promise of America” by clicking here.
Heidi Cruz is a bright and powerful woman in her own right. Until her husband ran for office, she was a senior executive for Goldman Sachs and took a leave of absence to help him seek the presidency. She has become an asset to his campaign, proving to be one of Ted’s most accomplished fundraisers.
HollywoodLifers, do you think it was a low blow for Donald to threaten Ted’s wife?