Ted Cruz Defends Donald Trump’s Comments On ‘Rapist’ Mexicans (VIDEO)

Perhaps a bit jealous that fellow Republican candidate got all the glory of defending a child molester, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has leapt to Donald Trump’s defense after the billionaire blowhard claimed Mexicans were “rapists” who were “bringing drugs [and] crime” into the United States. Then walked back his comments by saying he didn’t mean just Mexico, it was really all of Latin America. Republican Latino outreach at its finest!

On what is becoming Cruz’s almost daily visit to Fox News, the senator told Fox and Friends that Trump is “terrific” and his comments would have been fine if it weren’t for those meddling kids in the PC police.

“I like Donald Trump. I think he’s terrific, I think he’s brash, I think he speaks the truth,” Cruz told the group. “And I think NBC is engaging in political correctness that is silly and that is wrong.”

In a great social experiment, we are currently watching Trump systematically torch his own career. It’s happening right before our eyes and it has an ugly sort of elegance, like a slow motion car wreck. He’s lost NBC, Univison, most of his sponsors, his TV show, and the little respect he had going into 2015 and his campaign is barely a month old. But it’s worth it because Donald Trump seems to really believe this time he’ll be president – an idea that is no way backed up by reality.

All of this makes Cruz’s efforts to cozy up to Trump a bit odd. It’s a bit like furiously rowing towards the Titanic just as it’s reaching an iceberg. Nonetheless, Cruz had nothing but gushing praise for Trump:

“He has a way of speaking that gets attention. And I credit him for focusing on an issue that needs to be focused on.”

We should note that his “way of speaking that gets attention” includes accusing an entire nation of people of being rapists and criminals, then expanding that to an entire region – then pivoting to China and accusing them of wanting to destroy America. It certainly does get attention- the negative kind.

Trump seemed to be touched by Cruz’s defense, taking time of calling people “haters” and “losers” on Twitter to thank the senator. It was almost as if just a few months ago, Trump wasn’t trying to drum up support for the idea that Cruz himself is an ineligible alien.

“He’s got a hurdle that nobody else seems to have at this moment. It’s a hurdle and somebody could certainly look at it very seriously. He was born in Canada,” Trump said in an interview with myfoxny.com, adding that “you’re supposed to be born in this country.”

Classy change in tone, Mr. Trump.