Donald Trump unloaded on Sen. Ted Cruz, saying, “I’d do the public a big favor” by suing Cruz over his eligibility to be president.
Appearing on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos in an interview airing on Sunday, Trump also slammed Cruz over not disclosing loans from Goldman Sachs and Citibank, arguing, “He has a personal financial disclosure form where he didn’t put down the banks and yet he criticizes the banks and he’s gonna be Robin Hood and he’s gonna take care of the banks.”
Regarding Cruz’s eligibility to be president, Trump said that there are “legal scholars that say as an example that Cruz has a real problem with his place of birth, and there are many people who are saying that right now, in fact, since I spoke to you the last time, he’s been sued. And I told you he’d get sued.” (RELATED: Texas Lawyer Files Lawsuit Over Whether Ted Cruz Can Be President)
Stephanopoulos then said, “But you know, the person who sued him probably doesn’t have standing, a lot of legal scholars–.” Trump interrupted, saying, “That’s all right. There will be a lot of people who sue him who do have standing.”
“Say you have standing, why don’t you file the case,” Stephanopoulos asked. Trump responded, “Oh that’s an interesting case. Wow that sounds like a very good case. I’d do the public a big favor.”
Asked if he would sue Cruz, Trump said, “You know it’s so interesting with Ted. He was so nice to me and I kept saying, he’s not a nice guy, you know he was nice, he wanted to go on the wake, right? So nice, so nice, so nice, when is going to happen? Well it happen during the debate because he lied about the polls, because I was going up, in fact, you know, that same day, Wall Street Journal/NBC came out with a poll and the headline Trump way up, him way down and yet he lied about that. So it’s just I find it very interesting, but it’s going to be an interesting–Let me just say, I don’t think he’s going to do very well.” (RELATED: Trump Stuns Cruz Into Silence During ‘New York Values’ Fight [VIDEO])
Stephanopoulos then asked Trump if he was going to put his money where his mouth is, and Trump said, “Well it’s a good idea. Maybe I’ll talk to them about it. I’d like to talk to Ted about it, see how he’d feel about it. Cause you know, when I file suits, I file real suits okay.”
“You were really unloading on him today,” Stephanopoulos pointed out. (RELATED: Trump: Ted Cruz Is ‘A Nasty Guy’ [VIDEO])
Trump argued, “No, no, I’m unloading on him because he’s been very dishonest. He has a personal financial disclosure form where he didn’t put down the banks and yet he criticizes the banks and he’s gonna be Robin Hood and he’s gonna take care of the banks. He didn’t want the public to see that he went out and borrowed money from Goldman Sachs.”
“Then, two days later it came out it wasn’t only Goldman Sachs, it was also Citibank. He didn’t want the government, he doesn’t want the public to see that,” Trump claimed. “The reason is because he wants the public to think that he’s this wonderful guy that’s protecting them from the bad, vicious bankers. Well, he borrows money from the banks and got them at a very good rate, and he’s got personal guarantees, and why that’s not down in his personal financial disclosure, he said oh, he made a paper mistake.”
“Oh really? So he made the mistake with Goldman Sachs, but now it comes out two days later he also made the mistake with Citibank. How many other banks does he borrow from? It’d be very interesting.You know what? I have a hundred pages, almost a hundred pages, talking about billions and billions of dollars. I didn’t make a mistake. And they’ve been gone through by everybody. I didn’t make a mistake. He’s got a couple of pages with a couple of loans, and he forgets the main banks that, I mean, two banks he’s got and he can’t put that down? That wasn’t a mistake, he knew that those banks were there and he didn’t put them there,” Trump insisted.