Sunday Was Not the First Time Cruz Warned Trump Would ‘Encourage Riots’; Unlikely To Be the Last Time


Sunday night, during an interview with CBS host John Dickerson, Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz made an extraordinary accusation against fellow candidate Donald Trump, saying he “may do everything he can to encourage riots” in Cleveland, Ohio.  But it’s not the first time he’s made that accusation.  In mid-March, he did the same thing on the Fox News Channel, saying: “Well, listen, no one should be surprised that Donald Trump is trying to stir up riots. I wish we had a presidential candidate that bringing us together instead of encouraging such things.”

Both accusations were made in the context of speculation about what might happen at the July GOP Convention in Cleveland, Ohio if the candidate with the most delegates is contested and unseated.  Many have suggested that such a contested convention would cause explosive wrath among the party faithful.  Newt Gingrich, for example.  But for a candidate to accuse another of “encouraging riots,” which is quite literally a serious federal crime on its face, is quite shocking.  Even more shocking is to do so, multiple times, with no evidence whatsoever.  Not only is this irresponsible, under non-campaign circumstances it might result in libel charges.  Unfortunately, with the question of unrest becoming only more real as the convention approaches, it seems unlikely that this will be the last time such accusations are made.

Cross-Posted at Nox & Friends.


About GruntOfMonteCristo

Fearless and Devout Catholic Christian First, Loving Husband and Father Second, Pissed-Off Patriot Third, Rocket Engineer Dork Last.
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19 Responses to Sunday Was Not the First Time Cruz Warned Trump Would ‘Encourage Riots’; Unlikely To Be the Last Time

  1. LL says:

    I think that goes with the turf and being “Lying Ted Cruz”…

  2. Adrienne says:

    I think he’s lost his mind. Maybe he should be sticking his face in a bowl of crushed Cheetos like his pal Glenn.

  3. Terry says:

    Lyin’ Ted’s analogy :
    “I’ll use a football analogy. If you’re on the 30 yard line, it’s not a touchdown. Donald right now is on the 30 yard line and he wants everybody to say, ‘hey, the game is over….”

    It doesn’t matter what yard line Trump is on if he’s ahead by 400 points and it’s the 2:00 minute warning. He could just do a kneel down.

    • Exactly right. He’s just playing keep-away in the backfield at this point. Of course, the other factor is that all the refs hate the winning team, so they’re going to throw a flag at the end while Trump is kneeling there with the football tucked under his arm. Penalty: award of game to the loser due to “unlikability” of the winner. But that’s when the fans all rush the field.

      • Terry says:

        That’s a good possibility Grunt.
        “Excessive Scoring” may bring on another penalty.
        And if they award the game to the loser, you’ll see the goal posts torn down in record time.

      • Zilla says:

        Creepy Cruz is WAY more unlikable than Donald Trump! Cruz is less liked every time he flaps his yap because he is smugly condescending and, like Obama, he never shuts up. Cruz can’t seem to help but make every short story long. I liked him before the debates and the blathering started. Now he just comes across as another windbag, and he always looks like he has got gas – and I don’t mean fuel!

    • Hey, Terry! You know that troll-hunting license we were talking about? There was a guy named Mike from the Proof-Positive blog that you were fighting with over here a few months ago. Remember? He attacked you for being too stupid to breathe since you were a Trump guy. I don’t want to ban him, but he’s still stalking me like a lunatic just to “spike the football” after he got me fired over on another blog yesterday. If he shows up here, I will make sure you are well rewarded with Cabela’s gift certificates if you tell him exactly what you think of him. Deal? I’d do it myself, but I’m kinda tired of his company, you know?

  4. Hardnox says:

    I hope you post this on N&F. Ted has gone off the rails. I am really sorry I had suported him.

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