During a news conference in Indiana on Tuesday, Ted Cruz unloaded on Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump with an unprecedented level of vitriol, calling him a “pathological liar,” a “narcissist,” and a “serial philanderer” who regards “his battle with venereal disease as his own personal Vietnam.”
“The country is depending on Indiana,” Cruz said as voters headed to the polls to vote in the Hoosier State’s primary. “If Indiana does not act, this country could well plunge into the abyss.”
“Network executives have made a decision to get behind Donald Trump. Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes at Fox News have turned Fox News into the Donald Trump network,” Cruz said. “Media executives are trying to convince Hoosiers, trying to convince Americans, the race is decided. You have no choice. You are stuck between Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, either one of which is a horrific choice for this country.”
As ThinkProgress has detailed, Cruz has a point with regard to how Fox News’ Sean Hannity has treated Trump with kid gloves. But Cruz’s comments — comments he prefaced by saying, “I’m going to do something I haven’t done for the entire campaign… I’m going to tell you what I really think of Donald Trump” — stand in sharp contrast to what the Texas senator was saying about the GOP frontrunner just a handful of months ago.
The Establishment’s only hope: Trump & me in a cage match. Sorry to disappoint — @realDonaldTrump is terrific. #DealWithIt — Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) December 11, 2015