During a press conference on Monday afternoon, Senator [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] told reporters that he wants The New York Times to release the audio of an editorial board meeting that his rival Donald Trump had with the paper.
The senator says various attendees familiar with the recording and transcript suggest Trump may not stand by his immigration views as president.
Here are Senator Cruz’s comments from his press conference on Monday:
“60% of Americans have a negative view of Donald Trump. It’s why the Democrats are so thrilled for our country to nominate him.
I will say there was a very disturbing story that broke today that apparently there is a secret tape that The New York Times editorial board has of Donald Trump saying that he doesn’t believe what he’s saying on immigration.
That all of his promises to secure the border are not real and if he’s president, he doesn’t intend to do what he says.
Now, that’s been reported that The New York Times apparently has this on tape but it was an off the record tape.
The New York Times has said they will not release the tape unless Donald gives them permission to do so.
I call on Donald, ask The New York Times to release the tape and do so today before the Super Tuesday primary.
There are one of two instances: It is either false. If Donald didn’t say that to New York Times, then he deserves to have this cleared up and releasing the tape can clear it up.
The alternative is that it is true and that not only did Donald Trump fund the Gang of Eight Rubio/Schumer amnesty effort, and not only did he give over $50,000 to 5 of the 8 members of the Gang of Eight — but that he actually, now, is telling New York Times editorial board:
‘Pay no attention to what I’m saying on immigration because I, Donald Trump, don’t intend to do anything.’
He recently said he loves the poorly educated.
Well, I hope it’s not the case that Donald Trump is telling The New York Times editorial board that he is deliberately misleading the voters and he has no intention of doing anything he’s saying right now.
That tape can clear it up. the voters deserve to know if he says something different when he’s talking to The New York Times.”