The national spokesman for the Ted Cruz campaign said Wednesday he was perplexed by 2016 rival Donald Trump’s recent attack on the Texas senator.
Speaking at an Iowa rally Tuesday, Trump told voters to “just remember” that “to the best of my knowledge, not too many evangelicals come out of Cuba.” The line appeared to be a jab at Cruz who identifies as an evangelical and whose father fled Cuba.
Appearing on CNN, Cruz spokesman Rick Tyler was asked to respond.
“Well, I’m a little confused by it. I’m not sure what it means. Does it mean if you’re a Cuban you can’t be an evangelical or if you’re an evangelical you can’t be Cuban?” Tyler asked. “I can’t make any sense of it.”
The CNN host pressed him for a sharper response.
“So no reaction to that?” she asked.
“Well, I had a reaction,” Tyler said. “It just doesn’t make sense. He’s Cuban and he’s an evangelical.”
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