During an interview with "Fox & Friends" this morning, Donald Trump took some swings at opponent Ted Cruz which included parroting a recent National Enquirer article citing Cruz's father, Rafael Cruz, linking him to President John F. Kennedy's assassin.
This was, predictably, followed by Cruz responding to the accusation:
"This man is a pathological liar. He doesn't know the difference between truth and lies," Cruz said at a press conference. "He lies — practically every word that comes out of his mouth."
At various points, he called Trump a "narcissist" and "serial philanderer" and said "morality doesn't exist" for him.
Cruz also responded at length to the Republican presidential frontrunner's suggestion earlier in the day that Cruz's father, Rafael Cruz, was somehow linked to Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy.
The Texas senator mocked Trump's suggestions, going on a sarcastic riff to lump in Trump with famous conspiracy theorists.
"Yes, my dad killed JFK. He's secretly Elvis. And Jimmy Hoffa is buried in his backyard," Cruz said.
And, of course, The Donald wasn't about to let Cruz have the last word. Said Trump:
Ted Cruz is a desperate candidate trying to save his failing campaign. It is no surprise he has resorted to his usual tactics of over-the-top rhetoric that nobody believes.
Over the last week, I have watched Lyin’ Ted become more and more unhinged as he is unable to react under the pressure and stress of losing, in all cases by landslides, the last six primary elections --- in fact, coming in last place in all but one of them.
Today’s ridiculous outburst only proves what I have been saying for a long time, that Ted Cruz does not have the temperament to be President of the United States.
File this under #InfightingIsFun
Needless to say, all eyes are on the primary in Indiana tonight as pundits and pols are watching to see if Trump can score a decisive victory in an attempt to shut out Cruz from any delegates.