Cruz Mocks Trump’s Wealthy Upbringing

Sen. Ted Cruz “appeared to take a veiled shot at Donald Trump’s upbringing in a wealthy household during the final moments of the Republican presidential debate Thursday night,” The Hill reports.

Said Cruz: “What an incredible nation we have that the son of a bartender, and the son of a mailman and the son of a dishwasher and a successful businessman can all stand on this stage, competing and asking for your support.”

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  • YvonneofNC

    This is mocking? Give me a break. ::eye roll::

  • Digitaldarling

    Well if that was mockery it was awfully weak. Sounded almost like a compliment.

  • ColinThesnail

    What an incredible nation….
    the son of a bartender
    the son of a mailman
    the son of a dishwasher
    and an obnoxious son of a bit*h
    competing and asking for your support.”

    (sons only:the “GOP daughters” are at home where they belong)

    • Digitaldarling

      Except for Word Salad Sarah. She’s out being all maverick-y and stuff.

  • Chris Leatherman

    The staff at The Hill might want to have their hearing checked, or grow a thicker skin.

    • L2thaL

      Burn sauce level: mild

  • Delphine

    Or to a different set of ears, it could have made the rest of them sound like jumped-up trash.

  • ralph_wiggam

    It would have been better if he had said “and the son of a multi millionare” and added, “all descendants of immigrants, cuban, croatian, german, or is it swedish, donald? Cause ive heard it both ways.”

  • Robert68

    These types of comments by Cruz are misleading, designed to give himself more credit than he deserves. True, his father was a dishwasher when he was young. But Ted Cruz makes it sound like he was the one who was entirely self-made when in fact it was his father who was self-made. Ted did not grow up poor. His dad was already doing quite well when Ted was born.

    • KurtBusiek

      Yeah, I suppose my kids could be described as the children “of a dishwasher” or “of a paperboy.” I did both of those jobs. Before graduating high school, but hey.

  • digger5

    I thought the comment was pretty funny. I loathe Cruz, but this was a good, subtle zinger.

  • navamske

    Said Cruz: “What an incredible nation we have that the son of a bartender, and the son of a mailman and the son of a dishwasher and a successful businessman can all stand on this stage, competing and asking for your support.”

    You left out “son of a bitch.”

    • Delphine

      It’s just like that great old joke about the VFW!

  • littlejohn

    Cruz practically worships wealth and greed – why would he mock Trump for that?

  • Mike

    What’s incredible to me is that the sons of barbers, milkmen and dishwashers can be so utterly clueless as to the plight of lower and middle-income Americans and so beholden to the monied interests!

    • embo66

      Willful blindness.
      Also reveals that their main character trait is selfishness: “Hey, I got mine. What’s your problem?!”

  • Badger state realist

    I guess it’s better to be born Canadian than rich.

  • Pedigree is nothing. Wait until they start to trot out their wives to see who would make a better First Lady.

  • OBX47

    And if I have to listen to Cruz tell the story about his father finding God, I am going to vomit.