The New York Times published a hit piece on Senator Ted Cruz today about misreporting a a Goldman Sachs Loan during his Texas senate race.
Later today Donald Trump told Bloomberg News he does not know the details of the controversy but that it sounded like “a very big deal.”
The Hill reported:
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump late Wednesday declined to attack rival Ted Cruz in the wake of news that the Texas senator misreported campaign finances, but he did acknowledge that it was a “very big thing.”
“Well, I heard it’s a big thing. I know nothing about it. But I hear it’s a very big thing,” Trump said in an interview on Bloomberg News‘s “With All Due Respect.” “I hope he solves it. I think he’s a nice guy and I hope he gets it solved.”
The New York Times reported Wednesday evening that Cruz did not disclose a loan from Goldman Sachs, where his wife works, to his 2012 Senate campaign.
Trump has previously attacked GOP primary rivals for being beholden by big donors, flaunting his personal wealth as an aegis against the corrupting influence of money in politics.
The billionaire businessman also responded to a Cruz attack that he “embodies New York values.”
“When you want to knock New York, you’ve got to go through me,” Trump said. “New York is an amazing place with amazing people.”
Trump said New York’s resilient spirit was never on greater display than in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
“We took a big hit with the World Trade Center — worst thing ever, worst attack ever in the United States, worse than Pearl Harbor because they attacked civilians, they attacked people having breakfast,” Trump said.