Conservative radio talker Rush Limbaugh said Donald Trump made a ‘strategic error’ by calling Ted Cruz ‘nasty’ and that the billionaire’s use of liberal-language attacks should be a ‘red flag’ to conservatives.
Limbaugh told his radio audience Monday that “I think Trump is making a strategic error in the way he criticizes Cruz.”
Here’s the report from Newsmax.com:
“I think Trump going after Cruz is quite normal; it’s understandable. But I think he’s making a tactical error the way he’s doing it. Whatever you want to say, Cruz is not a nasty guy.
“When you get into criticism, it better be believable. But Trump is looking at Cruz, and I’m sure is hearing about the negatives that Cruz has, and I’m not gonna sit here and pretend to you that they don’t exist.
“Heck, folks, even in my own circle of friends there are people that don’t like Cruz or Bush or Rubio. It runs the gamut.”
Limbaugh warned in December that Trump was using “left-wing, liberal language” in attacking Cruz when he went after him for opposing ethanol subsidies. He says he’s not surprised by Trump’s decision to stop his friendship with Cruz.
“That all changed when Cruz takes the lead in Iowa, and Trump doesn’t want to lose Iowa. And this is the way Trump goes after everybody. It shouldn’t be a surprise here.”
Limbaugh implied that Trump’s attacks should be a warning sign to conservatives.
“Whenever Republican or conservative attacks a fellow Republican or conservative using the same language or the same approach that Democrats and liberals would, that’s a huge red flag.”
Do you agree with Rush Limbaugh that Trump made a mistake to criticize Ted Cruz the way he did?