While asking Donald Trump about his feud with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) over their wives on Tuesday night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper told Trump that he was using “the argument of a 5-year-old.”
Cooper asked Trump about his decision to retweet an unflattering photo of Heidi Cruz, Ted Cruz’s wife.
“I thought it was a nice picture of Heidi. I thought it was fine,” Trump said in response. “She’s a pretty woman.”
“Come on,” Cooper hit back. “You’re running for president of the United States.”
Trump then told Cooper, “I didn’t start it.” The real estate mogul has blamed Cruz for an anti-Super PAC ad using a photo of Trump’s wife, Melania Trump, from a GQ photo shoot.
“Sir, with all due respect, that’s the argument of a 5-year-old,” Cooper told Trump. “Every parent knows a kid who says, ‘He started it.'”
Then, when Trump blamed Cruz for the photo of Melania Trump, Cooper protested, noting that a super PAC used the photo in its ad, not Cruz.
Trump then told Cooper that “Romney people” were involved with the ad.
“Romney is very embarrassed that he did so badly four years ago,” he added. “The guy choked like a dog.”
“Do you have proof he sent it out?” Cooper then asked.
“Everybody knows he sent it out,” Trump replied. “He knew the people in the super PAC.”
Watch the exchange via CNN: