Politics

Cruz says he’s ‘shaken off’ Trump’s campaign nickname and insults

Following a successful re-election bid last month, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, says he believes he has moved beyond the taunts and insults he weathered from then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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Addressing the Gridiron Club on Saturday, Cruz called 2018 “a breakthrough year” for him, adding that his “presidential sobriquet went from ‘Lyin’ Ted’ to ‘Beautiful Ted.'”

Trump coined the latter nickname ahead of the midterm elections as he campaigned for the one-time bitter rival.

“Silly nicknames can be hard to shed,” Cruz said. “Just ask my distinguished colleagues Little Marco, Pocahontas and Spartacus.”

Nevertheless, he believes the bad blood is behind them.

“I’m sure I’ve shaken off my 2016 nicknames for good, along with any hard feelings that might have lingered from my clash with Donald Trump,” he said.

Cruz also referenced Trump’s suggestion that his father was involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Trump also attracted criticism for apparently mocking the the appearance of Cruz’s wife.

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