Cruz downplays Trump raising concerns over Canadian birth
By The Associated Press
SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (AP) -
Ted Cruz is trying to make a joke out of Republican presidential rival Donald Trump raising questions about whether the Texas senator's birth in Canada could be a liability if he becomes the GOP's nominee.
Trump told The Washington Post in an interview Tuesday that Cruz's Canadian birthplace and his holding a double passport was a "very precarious" issue that "a lot of people are talking about."
Cruz says the best response is to laugh off Trump's comments, equating it to Trump's campaign "jumping the shark."
Trump has ramped up his attacks on Cruz since the Texas senator sprinted ahead of the billionaire businessman in some opinion surveys in early-voting Iowa.
Cruz was born in Canada but his mother is a U.S. citizen. He has renounced his Canadian citizenship.