Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told Glenn Beck in an interview that aired Wednesday night he believes the last 15 months of President Barack Obama’s term will be akin to a scene from “Lord of the Flies.”
“The only limit on bad actors is the limit of their own strength,” the Republican 2016 hopeful claimed.
However, the GOP candidate said things could change quickly. Invoking President Ronald Reagan, Cruz told Beck, “It’s worth remembering in 1981, Iran released our hostages the day Reagan was sworn in — that’s the difference a strong commander-in-chief can make.”
It is important to note 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney made a similar claim about Reagan on the campaign trail, which was hotly contested at the time. According to a PolitiFact report, it was then-President Jimmy Carter’s months-long negotiation that led to the hostages’ release, not Reagan’s foreign policy rhetoric.
Cruz told Beck the quickest change to make as president would be in foreign policy.
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