Whoa, who does Ted Cruz think he is messing with New York! The Republican presidential hopeful slammed Donald Trump for having ‘New York values,’ implying he’s too liberal and out of touch with the rest of the country. But The Donald laid down the boom on him!
Ted Cruz learned a very valuable lesson during the Jan. 14 Republican presidential debate that you do not mess with a die-hard New Yorker by claiming their values are all messed up. The ULTIMATE New Yorker Donald Trump shot him down HARD and brought up the courage of the city’s residents during and after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to show what an amazing spirit and value set that those in the Big Apple have. Read on to see the heated exchange!
Ted stepped in it by saying that Donald, “Comes from New York and he embodies New York values.” But even Fox Business Network moderator and New York native Maria Bartiromo took offense to it, asking the Texas Senator to explain exactly what “New York values” meant. Ted countered by saying, “The rest of the country knows exactly what New York values are, they’re not Iowa values and they’re not New Hampshire values,” adding “Everyone understands the values in New York City are socially liberal.” He then doubled down with, “Not a lot of conservatives come out of Manhattan.”
The Donald waited patiently for him to finish putting his foot in his mouth by countering with, “Yes they do,” mentioning famed conservative William F. Buckley and declared to Ted that he had just “insulted a lot of people.” He went on to praise the virtues of New York, then brought up the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and the challenges New York faced when the Twin Towers came down.
“The people in New York fought and fought and fought,” Trump said about the attacks and the aftermath that followed, while noting that the world “loved New York and loved New Yorkers.” He then brought the hammer down with “I have to tell you, that was a very insulting statement that Ted made,” Donald concluded. Ted was TOTALLY, caught off guard by Donald’s powerful yet beautiful response and actually applauded Donald’s praise of New York’s resilience in a split screen image of the two as the tycoon wrapped up his response. Way to represent for the people of NY Donald!!!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think about The Donald’s amazing take down on Ted’s comment?