Trump threatens Cruz with legal action over his Canadian birth

Trump threatens Cruz with legal action over his Canadian birth and asks him to take down ads attacking him

Washington: Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump has threatened to sue his rival Ted Cruz over his eligibility to serve in the White House unless he receives an apology from the Texas Senator for spreading lies about the real estate tycoon’s record.

File pic of Donald Trump (R) and Ted Cruz (L) argue during the CBS News Republican Presidential Debate in Greenville. Pic/AFP
File pic of Donald Trump (R) and Ted Cruz (L) argue during the CBS News Republican Presidential Debate in Greenville. Pic/AFP

"Ted Cruz is a totally unstable individual. He is the single biggest liar I’ve ever come across, in politics or otherwise," Trump said, days ahead of South Carolina’s pivotal Republican primary.

In a statement, Trump (69) threatened to take legal action against Cruz for him being born in Canada and not in the US. "If Ted is going to continue to lie with such desperation, I have no choice but to fight back," he said adding that one of the ways he can fight back is to bring a lawsuit against him relative to the fact that he was born in Canada and therefore cannot be President.

Cruz, 45, fired back, claiming that he is simply pointing out Trump’s actual positions.

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