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Ted Cruz: Parents Would Be ‘Dismayed’ To Hear Their Children Repeating Donald Trump

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Ted Cruz: Parents Would Be ‘Dismayed’ To Hear Their Children Repeating Donald Trump


Ted Cruz is mounting a new argument against Donald Trump’s never-ending stream of insults and obscenities: Trump doesn’t just sound like a child — you wouldn’t even want your child to sound like him.

“You know, I will say we’ve had presidents who have aspired — inspired, and spoken to our better angels,” Cruz told reporters — itself a reference to Lincoln’s first inaugural address. “FDR told us, ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.’ Kennedy reminded us that some men* — to “Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country.’

“Now if you compare that to some of the more priceless gems from Donald Trump, that’s a fairly stark contrast.”

Cruz continued: “And listen, I will say as the parent of two young children, there are things that come out of Donald’s mouth, which any parent would be very dismayed if their child repeated at home. And it is not a good thing if parents would be embarrassed to have their children repeating the president of the United States.”

*Cruz might have briefly confused Sen. Ted Kennedy’s famous eulogy for his brother, Sen. Robert Kennedy, speaking of the assassinated presidential candidate’s outlook: “Some men see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not.” (Robert Kennedy had in turn derived a prior quote from the playwright George Bernard Shaw.) Cruz quickly caught himself, though, and remembered the correct quotation from President John F. Kennedy.



  1. Independent1 February 17, 2016

    I have to agree with Cruz on this one. Very little of what Donald Trump says is said in a presidential manner.

  2. Dominick Vila February 17, 2016

    Every American, not just our children, should be dismayed and embarrassed by the rhetoric, insults, and threats that characterize the discourse of Donald Trump, a candidate to the presidency of the United States. The most embarrassing part, however, is the large number of Republicans that see nothing wrong and who, in fact, consider his narcissism, arrogance, prejudices, and vulgarity evidence of desperately needed virtues. Well, in all fairness, I think a lot of Republicans are as disgusted as everyone else, and do not appreciate what The Donald is doing to the Republican party.

    1. Elliot J. Stamler February 18, 2016

      They see nothing wrong with Alex Jones, Michael Savage, Ann Coulter, Loudmouth Limbaugh, Bryan Fischer, so why, Dominick, should they feel embarrassment or dismay over Trump? The large majority of their party are just like the above mentioned individuals:vile…the kind of people I would have nothing to do with whatsoever…the kind of people accurately described as trash.

  3. Aaron_of_Portsmouth February 17, 2016

    Ted has a lot of gall complaining about the things Trump says, given the bile he has been “kind” enough to unload on Americans as he panders for votes.
    His hypocrisy, and that of other campaigners, exceeds the boundaries of decency; he would be wise to try to be more humble and less self-conceited while begging people to vote for him. That may be an impossible task for Cruz and the rest.

  4. Otto Greif February 17, 2016

    Won’t somebody think of the children.

  5. Don king February 18, 2016

    I think Ted Cruz is not a natural born American because the umbilical cord was thrown or buried in Canadian soil. He is disqualified. He is more Canadian than American for top CEO of America. American politics must not be for heritage like for certain families.


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