Trump Hits Cruz Over Religion: ‘You Can’t Lie And Then Hold Up The Bible’

February 14, 2016 12:13 p.m.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attacked rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) over his Christianity, saying that he couldn’t “lie and then hold up the Bible.”

Trump repeatedly called Cruz a liar at the Republican debate on Saturday, an attack he resurfaced in an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson.

Dickerson asked Trump if his attacks on Cruz’s religious beliefs were a “Christian thing to do to another Christian.”

“No, I say this. I say this. You can’t lie and then hold up the bible, OK?” Trump replied. “He consistently lies. What he did to Ben Carson was a disgrace. What he did with the voter violation form – which is a fraud – is a disgrace. And you can’t do that. You can’t hold up all of these values and hold up the bible and then lie.”

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