Republican presidential candidate [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] is defending fired ESPN commentator Curt Schilling in a new television ad.
Titled “Common Sense,” the ad is designed to attack rival Donald Trump for his comments on the North Carolina law about which bathrooms transgendered people should use.
The first line of the spot sticks up for Schilling, the former Boston Red Sox pitcher, who was fired this week after weighing in on the law, writing on social media: “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women’s not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”
The narrator of the Cruz ad says: “Curt Schilling was fired by the PC Police for suggesting that grown men shouldn’t use the bathroom with little girls. Guess who’s joined the ranks of the PC police?”
The ad then shows Trump criticizing the North Carolina law, which says transgender people should use bathrooms corresponding to their gender at birth, saying: “People go, they use the bathroom that they feel is appropriate.”
Cruz has stood up for the North Carolina law.
The ad ends with the narrator saying: “Donald Trump can’t be trusted with common sense why would we trust him in the White House?”