Donald Trump threatens to ‘spill the beans’ on Ted Cruz’s wife

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Ted Cruz and Donald Trump

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump escalated his feud with Ted Cruz on Twitter Tuesday — but this time he also involved the Texas senator’s wife.

The real estate mogul tweeted that the Texas senator should “be careful” or he would “spill the beans on your wife” Heidi Cruz.

“Lyin’ Ted Cruz just used a picture of Melania from a G.Q. shoot in his ad. Be careful, Lyin’ Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!,” he tweeted Tuesday evening, just minutes before polls closed in Arizona. Trump tweeted and deleted a similar version of the Tweet about 10 minutes earlier.

Trump appears to be referring to a Facebook advertisement targeted to Mormons that shows Trump’s wife, Melania, posing nude. That ad was produced by an anti-Trump super PAC, Make America Awesome, which has no known connection to the Cruz campaign.

Cruz responded on Twitter by saying that the ad was not from him and if he went after his wife, then Trump is a “coward.”

“Pic of your wife not from us. Donald, if you try to attack Heidi, you’re more of a coward than I thought. #classless,” Cruz tweeted.

Heidi Cruz is a senior executive for Goldman Sachs, and took a leave from in order to help her husband’s campaign. She has become one of the campaign’s most accomplished fundraisers.

CNN has reached out to the Trump and Cruz campaigns for comment.

Trump previously has used Twitter to threaten the Ricketts family, which has financed a negative ad campaign against him.

4 comments

  • Truth Hertz

    And here I thought this was a civilized nation. The next first lady could possibly be a mail order wife who doesn’t speak clear English and Cruz’s wife is a skeleton bearer as well. Hate his politics or not, at least the Black family in the white house didn’t have playboy scandals, infidelity, adultery and any other filthy happening that occurred during the 43 others candidacies. Colorless people see everything but themselves, disgusting.

    • Opinion8d

      yes, i always admire a community organizer who is so realty savvy that he can get such a deal on his house and that his wife can get such a great position at a hospital…..but hey, that’s just luck. Plus, he gets a total pass from the media on any issues in his past -just because you don’t hear about it doesn’t mean there’s not an issue. Btw, the media claimed GWBush was an ‘idiot’, yet somehow went to prestigious schools and flew fighter planes, but you’d never know that from the news……

  • Bob

    I will give Cruz this- At least Cruz did not have to buy his wife. Nor does he have to make rental payments to keep her.

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