Limbaugh: Trump Using ‘Establishment’ Attack on Cruz
Rush Limbaugh questioned Donald Trump’s decision to constantly berate Ted Cruz’s devotion to the GOP establishment on Sunday during an appearance on Fox New’s Sunday.
“I don’t think he’s got the right temperament. I don’t think he’s got the right judgment,” Trump told host Chris Wallace. “You look at the way that he’s dealt with the Senate, where he goes in there, frankly like a little bit of a maniac. You’re never going to get things done that way.”
On Monday’s segment of his radio show, he came to the defense of Cruz.
“Even people who are not particularly aligned with Cruz on the right have gotta be curious about this because this is no different than what the media would say about Ted Cruz. This is no different than what the Democrat Party would say,” he said.
Cruz has picked up steam in the early voting state of Iowa, where he now leads Trump, according to a Des Moines Register/Bloomberg poll released over the weekend. Cruz, who has largely avoided publicly attacking Trump while other GOP rivals have slammed the businessman, responded with humor to Trump’s “maniac” remark on Sunday.
Later in his show, Limbaugh – who lauded Cruz as being “just brilliant in the way he’s been behaving” during the campaign and said Cruz has now “forced Trump into a couple of major blunders” – suggested the latest attack was “so unlike Trump” and a “huge mistake.”
“For any of you who are holding out hope that Trump is a genuine conservative – a genuine conservative, even in the Republican field, would not go after Cruz this way,” Limbaugh said.
“That just raised a red flag for me,” he added.