With all the issues seemingly exposed and debated to ad nauseum, GOP leading candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have discovered something else to fight about, their wives. That’s right, the two men vying for the nomination to represent the Republican Party in the November elections have resorted to the lowest form of politics. They have pulled family into the process.
It all began when an anti-Trump Super Pac, “Make America Awesome,” released an ad than showed a scantily clad picture of Trump’s wife Melanie with a caption that read “your next First Lady.” When Trump took acceptation to the ad, he immediately blamed Cruz and his people for the indiscretion.
On Twitter, a battle ensued with Trump firing the first shot. “Lyin’ Ted Cruz just used a picture of Melania from a G.Q. shoot in his ad. Be careful, Lyin’ Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!”
When Cruz responded with a “#classless” post of his own, Trump followed up by posting a side-by-side picture of his wife and Cruz’s wife Heidi along with the caption “No need to ‘spill the beans,’ the images are worth a thousand words.” For the record, the pictures chosen were less than flattering for Mrs. Cruz.
Needless to say, this latest spat has become fodder for the political process. According to a post from California Senator Barbara Boxer (D), “The beans are spilled: No woman should vote for Donald Trump.”
During a TV interview on “Today,” even South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham piped in on this strange interaction when he said, “Hey guys, knock it off. The world is falling apart. Man up. You’ve got great wives and great families…talk about things people really care about and knock this crap off.”
With so much unrest going on in the country, the political process seems to be falling apart. On one side of the isle, a self-proclaimed socialist is battling a woman under investigation by the FBI. On the other side, families have become fair game. To think the general election is still seven months away is indeed scary.