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Cruz Questions the Timing of Trump Tape Release

Senator Ted Cruz, who recently endorsed Donald Trump for President, is questioning the timing of the tape with Trump’s lewd comments on it.

The Hill reports:

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Sunday questioned the timing of the release of damning Donald Trump tapes, drawing attention to the fact that the network had the tape for years.

“NBC had tape 11 yrs. Apprentice producer says they have more & worse. So why not release in 2015? In March? Why wait till October?” he asked in a tweet.

NBC had tape 11 yrs. Apprentice producer says they have more & worse. So why not release in 2015? In March? Why wait till October? #MSMBias https://t.co/WCEEHhZKd6

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 9, 2016

The 2005 tape that shows Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump making lewd remarks about women on a hot microphone was published by The Washington Post on Friday afternoon, followed quickly after by NBC.

It sparked immediate nationwide outrage from both parties, with some GOP lawmakers calling for Trump to resign from the presidential ticket.

A producer from the reality television series “The Apprentice” on Saturday tweeted that they have footage of Trump saying “far worse.”

As a producer on seasons 1 & 2 of #theapprentice I assure you: when it comes to the #trumptapes there are far worse. #justthebegininng

— Bill Pruitt (@billpruitt) October 8, 2016

Trump made a public apology about his remarks and is expected to address the controversy again during the presidential debate against Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Sunday.

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