Donald Trump Says He’s Ready to Sue Ted Cruz: “I Already Have a Lawyer”
On Monday during a press conference Donald Trump warned Senator Ted Cruz to either apologize for his campaign’s vicious smears or “I will file charges by the end of the week.”
“He’s a liar… Now, he’ll apologize. But I don’t want the apology after the election. I want it before. And if he doesn’t I am going to bring a lawsuit because in my opinion based on what I’ve learned over the last few days from very top lawyers. He doesn’t even have the right to serve as president or even run as president. He was born in Canada.
On Tuesday Donald Trump went a step further saying he already has a lawyer if he decides to sue Ted Cruz over his eligibility to be president.
Donald Trump says he’s considering suing GOP rival Ted Cruz to challenge the Canada-born Texas senator’s eligibility to be president.
“I’m thinking about it very seriously,” the GOP front-runner told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America Tuesday. “I already have a lawyer, we’re looking at it very seriously, we’re thinking about it.”
Most Constitutional scholars agree that Cruz, who was born in Calgary to an American mother and a Canadian father, is eligible to run for president. But Trump has repeatedly questioned the senator’s presidential qualifications under the Constitution’s “natural-born citizen” clause.
“He was born in Canada,” Trump said Tuesday. “Lawyers – many lawyers – are saying he doesn’t even have the right to run for president. He can’t be president because of the fact he was born in Canada, lived there for years. I mean, under that theory I guess Winston Churchill could be” president.