Sen. Ted Cruz Gives Donald Trump a Salute for Anti-Mexican Comments

In case you missed this earlier today, here is what Senator Ted Cruz said on Meet the Press about the whole Donald Trump fiasco.

I salute Donald Trump for focusing on the need to address illegal immigration. The Washington cartel doesn’t want to address that. The Washington cartel doesn’t believe we need to secure the borders. The Washington cartel supports amnesty and I think amnesty’s wrong, and I salute Donald Trump for focusing on it. He has a colorful way of speaking. It’s not the way I speak, but I’m not going to engage in the media’s game of throwing rocks and attacking other Republicans. I’m just not going to do it.

He has a colorful way of speaking. To refresh our memory, this is Trump’s “colorful way of speaking:”

When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.

But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting. And it only makes common sense. It only makes common sense. They’re sending us not the right people.

It’s coming from more than Mexico. It’s coming from all over South and Latin America, and it’s coming probably— probably— from the Middle East. But we don’t know. Because we have no protection and we have no competence, we don’t know what’s happening. And it’s got to stop and it’s got to stop fast.

So in essence, Cruz is pretty much letting Trump be Trump. The Texas senator can have a strong stance on immigration but to say that Trump’s words and characterizations are ok is ridiculous (or ridículo, now that Cruz is pushing his Latino-ness on us.) Need proof about the new Latino-ness? Watch how Cruz brings up “Tía Loca” and chancletas to Jorge Ramos. So as a Canadian Latino, we guess Cruz hasn’t been paying much attention to what the U.S. Latino community has been saying about Trump? He probably hasn’t seen this video, either. Talk about a major disconnect.

Also, nice way to sneak in “cartel” into the conversation, Senator. What are you suggesting? Just like Trump, Cruz is trying to spin away commnents that deeply impacted and insulted many U.S. Latinos. You don’t think so? See this as just one example:


In case you are keeping score, by the way, other GOP candidates are speaking out against Trump. Why can’t Cruz, who (wait for it) is of Cuban descent?

Seriously? But chancletas are ok? Got it.

Go back to Canada, Senator.


When asked how he would solve the immigration problems, Cruz hemmed and hawed.

Completely flummoxed and unable to provide a cogent, substantive answer to the question, Teddy pulled out a book and began to recite aloud from “If I Ran the Zoo”.