Donald Trump Redirects His Birther Fire At Ted Cruz

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On the same day that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced that he’s running for president, real estate mogul Donald Trump dusted off his old birther rants, suggesting that Cruz may not be eligible to become president.

“He’s got a hurdle that nobody else seems to have at this moment. It’s a hurdle and somebody could certainly look at it very seriously. He was born in Canada,” Trump said in an interview with myfoxny.com, adding that “you’re supposed to be born in this country.”

Trump, who claims to be considering a run for president himself, said he “didn’t know how the courts would rule on it. It’s an additional hurdle that he has that nobody else seems to have.”

Trump led the charge on the debunked view that President Barack Obama wasn’t actually born in the United States and had a fake birth certificate saying he was born in Hawaii.

Cruz has maintained that he is eligible to be president since he was born to an American mother, despite having been born in Calgary, Alberta. He was a dual citizen until 2014 when he renounced his Canadian citizenship.

(H/t: The Hill)

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