Republican frontrunner Donald Trump took low-key jabs at his rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), including the Texan’s ties to big oil and his evangelical credentials, during a campaign stop in Iowa on Friday night.
“Everything I say, he agrees with me. No matter what I say,” Trump said of Cruz.
Cruz does have a fault, according to Trump: oil. “But I understand it, oil pays him a lot of money, he’s got to be for oil,” he said.
The Donald, however, is for everyone.
“I’m self-funding. I have no oil company. I have no special interest, I have no lobbying,” he told the crowd at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines. “I’m going to be working for you folks.”
Trump has not forgotten how important the evangelical voting bloc is to the Iowa caucus. He reminded attendees that he is a Presbyterian and Christian while questioning Cruz’s position as an evangelical Christian.
“I do like Ted Cruz, but not a lot of evangelicals come out of Cuba, in all fairness. It’s true,” Trump said. “Not a lot come out. But I like him nevertheless.”