Senator Ted Cruz has just issued a major challenge to GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, suggesting that Fox News host Bill O’Reilly moderate a debate between the top two Republican presidential candidates.
Monday’s last-minute Fox News debate was cancelled after Trump announced he had a scheduled speech at the annual AIPAC conference in Washington, D.C. and would be unable to participate in the debate.
Now Cruz, who is desperately trying anything he can to take down Trump, has challenged the businessman to another debate!
Ted Cruz has frequently called on Donald Trump to debate him one-on-one. On Tuesday night, he tried to get Bill O’Reilly into the mix.
During an extended conversation with O’Reilly on his eponymous Fox News program, the Texas senator called Trump’s position on foreign policy “one of weakness and isolationism.” O’Reilly then said he was not trying to defend Trump but that Cruz was putting him in an “awkward position,” remarking that the show is trying to get Trump on for Wednesday.
“You know what? I’ve got an idea. Why don’t you ask Donald Trump to come here and defend himself. Donald is afraid to debate,” Cruz said.
O’Reilly asked whether Cruz meant one-on-one (presumably sans Ohio Gov. John Kasich).
“Bill, you can moderate. He wouldn’t argue that you’re an unfair moderator,” Cruz said.
“Yes, he would,” O’Reilly responded, laughing.
The host then pledged to “follow up” on the debate offer.
“It’d be terrific,” Cruz said.
At the end of the first part of their interview, O’Reilly remarked, “and we will work on that debate.
Here’s a report on the latest battle between Trump and Cruz.
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