Trump Says Cruz’s Canadian Birth Could Be A “Big Problem”

Trump Says Cruz’s Canadian Birth Could Be A “Big Problem”

2016 GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump had strong words for fellow White House hopeful Ted Cruz this week, with Trump saying Cruz’s Canadian birth could be “a big problem” that may be “tied up in court for two years.”

According to USA Today:

“Republicans are going to have to ask themselves the question: ‘Do we want a candidate who could be tied up in court for two years?’” Trump told The Washington Post in reference to the Texas senator. “That’d be a big problem … It’d be a very precarious one for Republicans because he’d be running and the courts may take a long time to make a decision. You don’t want to be running and have that kind of thing over your head.”

While born in Canada, Cruz and allies have said he is eligible for the presidency because his mother’s status as an American citizen made him a citizen upon his birthHis father was born in Cuba. Since his election to the U.S. Senate from Texas in 2012, Cruz has released his birth certificate and renounced his Canadian citizenship.

Still, some critics of Cruz have suggested taking the issue to court.

“I’d hate to see something like that get in his way,” Trump told the Post. “But a lot of people are talking about it and I know that even some states are looking at it very strongly, the fact that he was born in Canada and he has had a double passport,” Trump said.”

Trump promised war if Cruz continued to improve in the polls-looks like he has delivered…