GOP Frontrunner Donald Trump is asked – he didn’t bring it up – about people who question whether Ted Cruz is eligible to be President since he was born in Canada. Trump says he hopes it is not an issue but is concerned the Democrats will use it against Cruz.
Virtually every legal scholar says Cruz IS eligible because his mother was an American citizen when he was born.
You want to check out who might be behind all of this, be careful of the silent ones on this issue. Maybe that’s where the rumors are starting on our side.
From the Washington Examiner:
Sen. Cruz is a U.S. citizen by birth, having been born in Calgary to an American-born mother. He is focused entirely on his new role in the Senate, and on working every day to represent Texas and defend conservative principles in the Senate.
Any talk about Cruz follows years of discussion about birthplace and presidential eligibility involving President Obama, Sen. John McCain, and Sen. Marco Rubio. The bottom line in the case of Cruz, who was born in Canada in 1970, is that his father was an immigrant from Cuba and not a U.S. citizen at the time of young Cruz’s birth, but his mother was born and raised in the United States. The law in effect then, and now, made Ted Cruz a U.S. citizen at birth. Although the drafters of the Constitution did not define what they meant when they required an American president to be a “natural born citizen,” it is generally thought that “citizen by birth” is the best modern-day equivalent.
Check out Trump answering the question about Cruz’s eligibility:
Are you one of those who are blaming Trump for all of this while the media keeps making this the focal point for the news this week and probably before the next GOP debate? Share your opinions below in the comment section.