Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] says Donald Trump’s campaign is “utterly divorced from reality” by claiming that heavily Democratic states will be in play for the general election.
Appearing on the Hugh Hewitt Show on Friday, Cruz said that the “Trump campaign operates in a fact-free environment.”
According to Cruz, Trump’s campaign is “utterly divorced from reality. The numbers are clear, if Trump is the nominee, Hillary wins and she wins by double-digits. He gets obliterated. Donald Trump right now is losing the state of Utah. Utah as you know, may well be the reddest state in the Union. If a Republican cannot carry the most conservative state in the Union, we’re looking at a Walter Mondale that will blow out.”
“I will note in contrast, that if I’m the nominee, we win,” Cruz claimed. “We carry key swing states, we carry independents, right now I’m beating Hillary Clinton with young people by double-digits, but let me tell you the even more broad point of even just electability–it is stunning how many issues Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree on.”
“If you’re a social conservative, it should bother you that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both agree on taxpayer-funding for Planned Parenthood and both of them think Planned Parenthood is ‘wonderful,’ that’s their word,” Cruz suggested. “It should bother you that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both agreed with Bill Clinton on banning many of the most popular firearms in America. As the president, I’m going to defend the 2nd Amendment, not seek to ban guns.”