Pro-Cruz Robocall Knocks Trump On ‘Our’ Confederate Flag In South Carolina

A super PAC supporting Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) presidential bid has launched a robocall campaign knocking his rival Donald Trump for his comments about taking down the Confederate flag, the Charleston Post and Courier reported Friday.

“People like Donald Trump are always butting their noses into other people’s business, but Trump talks about our flag like it’s a social disease,” a male narrator’s voice says on the call.

The minute-long call was bankrolled by the Courageous Conservative Political Action Committee, a pro-Cruz group. A sped-up message at the end of the recording says the Cruz campaign had no involvement in the creation of the robocall.

The ad aligns Trump with South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R), who called for the Confederate flag to be removed from the state Capitol grounds after a gunman with white supremacist sympathies killed nine black parishioners last summer at a historic Charleston church. [Defenders of the flag denied its racist connotations, calling it a symbol of Southern heritage.]

“Put it in a museum; let it go,” Trump’s voice can be heard saying repeatedly during the robocall.

The robocall narrator also claims that the New York real estate mogul “bankrolled nearly every Democrat in the country” and “ridiculed our values.”

Cruz repeatedly has criticized Trump for his “New York values” on the campaign trail, a line of attack that the PAC is hoping will play well among evangelical, conservative Palmetto State voters.

“On Saturday send Donald Trump and his New York values back to Manhattan,” the ad’s narrator says. “Ted Cruz for president. Let’s take our country back now—before it’s too late.”

Listen to the ad here and read the full text below:

“Put it in a museum; let it go.”
“That’s Donald trump supporting Nikki Haley removing the battle flag from the confederate memorial in Columbia.”

“Respect whatever it is you have to respect, because it was a point in time, and put it in a museum.”
“People like Donald Trump are always butting their noses into other people’s business, but Trump talks about our flag like it’s a social disease.”

“Respect whatever it is you have to respect. Let it go; put it in a museum.”
“Donald Trump has bankrolled nearly every Democrat in the country. He’s funded our enemies. He’s ridiculed our values.”

“Respect whatever it is you have to respect. Let it go; put it in a museum.”
“On Saturday send Donald Trump and his New York values back to Manhattan. Ted Cruz for president. Let’s take our country back now—before it’s too late.”

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