What happens when supporters of Donald Trump attend a Ted Cruz event in Indiana? A face to face confrontation between Cruz and said Trump supporter of course, as Ted Cruz tried and failed to intimidate the man.
Protesters started chanting “Do the math” during Cruz’s stop in Marion, Ind., prompting the Texas senator to walk up to to a demonstrator holding a Trump campaign sign.
The man, who refused to give his name to reporters but said he had come from Ohio, interrupted Cruz and repeatedly called him “Lyin’ Ted,” Trump’s favorite nickname for his rival.
“With all respect, Donald Trump is deceiving you, playing you for a chump,” Cruz said.
“Ask yourself two questions: One, why is it that the mainstream media so desperately wants Donald Trump to be the Republican nominee? And why is it John Boehner supports Donald Trump?” Cruz asked, referring to the former GOP Speaker from Ohio.
The men stood just a few feet from each other, and were enveloped in a throng of reporters and Cruz supporters.
Cruz repeatedly attempted to make his pitch while the man interrupted him.
The protester chided Cruz for calling on John Kasich to get out of the presidential race, telling him to take his own advice. The man told Cruz that Trump is certain to win the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the GOP nomination.
“You’ll find out tomorrow,” the man said, “Indiana don’t want you.”
The attacks also got personal at times, with the man jabbing him about rumors of infidelity and panning his Canadian birth. Cruz was also criticized for having ties to Goldman Sachs. Cruz’s wife Heidi worked for the investment bank.
“Where’s your Goldman Sachs jacket? We know your wife works there,” the man said.