Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) went on the attack Tuesday against rival Republican presidential candidate and proud New Yorker, Donald Trump, saying he “embodies New York values.”
In audio flagged by BuzzFeed, Cruz was asked by conservative radio host Howie Carr about the real estate magnate playing Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” at rallies—a clear knock on Cruz’s Canadian birth. Cruz responded that Trump will probably start playing Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York.”
“Well, look, I think he may shift in his new rallies to play ‘New York, New York’ because Donald comes from New York and he embodies New York values,” Cruz said.
The senator did not elaborate on exactly what “New York values” Trump embodies, but the line suggested Trump was out of step with the Republican base.
While he said Trump might be “rattled,” Cruz said he does not “intend to respond or reciprocate” to the real estate mogul’s attacks, according to BuzzFeed.