PolitiFact: Cruz "mostly false" in Trump attack

Posted at 3:07 AM, Jan 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 06:21:32-05

Most of the GOP field met Thursday night in Des Moines, Iowa for the final debate before the Iowa Caucuses next week. We've teamed up with PolitiFact to put the candidates statements to the test.

So, how truthful were some of the major claims?


Ted Cruz on insulting Donald Trump

While "The Donald" is famous for cutting down his fellow candidates, Ted Cruz told the crowd he chooses to the high road when trading jabs.

"Let me be clear," Cruz said, "If Donald engages in insults or anybody else, I don't intend to reciprocate. I have not insulted Donald personally, and I don't intend to."


PolitiFact rating: Mostly False

Cruz is mostly false according to our PolitiFact analysts. He and Trump shared a warm relationship not too long ago, and what qualifies as an insult is subjective.

But Cruz has certainly mocked Trump more recently. In fact, at the beginning of the debate, he made light of Trumps' habit of insulting his fellow candidates. Cruz called them all stupid, fat, and ugly. He even called himself a maniac.


More fact-checks from the GOP Debate:

Christie says neighbors knew about suspicious activity before San Bernardino attack

Paul says people of Ferguson, Missouri were "fined to death"

Carson says new Government regulations would stack as high as three-story building

Cruz's claim that President Obama has dramatically reduced our military

Trump says he didn't try to have Megyn Kelly removed as debate moderator




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