Donald Trump accused Sen. Ted Cruz of lying about his position on Planned Parenthood during Saturday night’s Republican Presidential Debate in South Carolina.
Cruz pointed out that for most of his life Trump had been “very pro-choice” and had once described himself as a “supporter of partial-birth abortion.”
“Right now, today, as a candidate, he supports federal taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood,” Cruz said.
That statement caused Trump to unleash a torrent of bloviating towards Cruz.
“You are the single biggest liar,” Trump thundered. “You are probaby worse than Jeb Bush. You are the single biggest liar.”
Cruz did not back down.
“You notice Donald didn’t disagree with the substance that he supports taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood,” Cruz said. “And Donald has this weird pattern, when you point to his own record he screams, ‘liar, liar, liar.'”
Later in the bitter exchange Trump finally admitted that Planned Parenthood “does do wonderful things but not as it relates to abortion.”
On Sunday, the Cruz campaign released an advertisement proving who was telling the truth during last night’s debate. Watch for yourself.
Following is a transcript of the ad:
CRUZ DISCLAIMER: “I’m Ted Cruz and I approve this message”
“Between sips of wine and bites of salad, a Planned Parenthood doctor discusses getting money for tissue from aborted fetuses”
“Harvesting the organs of aborted fetuses for money”
ANNOUNCER: “Planned Parenthood treats the unborn like another form of currency. And yet some politicians still defend them.”
TRUMP: “Planned Paarenthood serves a good function.”
SEAN HANNITY: “With the debt we have should we even give them a penny?”
TRUMP: “We have to look at the positive”
ANNOUNCER: “Donald Trump is just plain wrong”