U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump calls his rival, Canadian born Ted Cruz, an “anchor baby” — the term many consider is a deragatory reference to babies born to undocumented immigrants. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
Trump calls Canadian born cruz an “anchor baby”
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STORY: U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday (January 29) called his rival, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, who was born in Canada, an “anchor baby” — using the term that many consider is a derogatory reference to babies born to undocumented immigrants.
Trump also told the crowd of about 900 supporters in Nashua, New Hampshire that Cruz should consider a run as prime minister of Canada.
Trump has been publicly questioning Cruz’s eligibility to be president, citing his Canadian birth. Presidents must be “natural-born citizens” under the U.S. Constitution. Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, but his mother was a U.S. citizen, which he says meets the requirements to run.
Trump has been dominating the pack of Republican candidates in national polls but he is locked in a close race with Cruz in Iowa, the first state to hold a nominating contest.