There are more than 1.4 million people in the Bronx — but Ted Cruz couldn’t even muster 100 at a campaign event in Parkchester
In a debate a few months ago, Ted Cruz made a derogatory comment about the city of Manhattan with his now infamous ‘New York Values’ comment where he said the following.:
BARTIROMO: Senator, let me follow up and switch gears. Senator Cruz, you suggested Mr. Trump, quote, “embodies New York values.” Could you explain what you mean by that?
CRUZ: Yea, I think most people know exactly what New York values are. (Laughter)
BARTIROMO: I am from New York.
CRUZ: You’re from New York, so you might not. But I promise you, in the State of South Carolina, they do.
And listen, there are many, many wonderful, wonderful working men and women in the State of New York. But everyone understands that the values in New York City are socially liberal or pro-abortion or pro-gay marriage–focus around money and the media. And I would note indeed, the reason I said that is I was asked, my friend Donald has taken to it at events playing Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA.” And I was asked what I thought of that. And I said if he wanted to play a song, maybe he could play “New York, New York.” And, you know, the concept of New York values is not that complicated to figure out. Not too many years ago, Donald did a long interview with Tim Russert. And in that interview he explained his views on a whole host of issues that were very, very different from the views he’s describing now. And his explanation–he said, look, I’m from New York, that’s what we believe in New York. Those aren’t Iowa values, but this is what we believe in New York. And so that was his explanation, and I guess I can frame it another way. Not a lot of conservatives come out of Manhattan. I’m just saying.
New Yorkers unite in outrage against Ted Cruz
Ted Cruz was mockingly laughing when he made his ‘New York values’ comment during the debate back in January, video shows he was quite pleased with his comment. But the reality on the ground here in the beginning of April is looking more and more like a nightmare scenario for the second place candidate.
Ted Cruz Has Been Officially Rejected by New York: After lambasting “New York values” and criticizing GOP frontrunner Donald Trump for being from the left-leaning metropolis, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is campaigning for votes — and money — throughout New York City. Unfortunately for him, the Big Apple is sour after his not-so-subtle critiquing of New Yorkers, and protesters are making his journey across the state as easy as a delayed commute on the C train.
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) April 7, 2016
In a video posted on Twitter by Channel 4 News, one protester shouted, “This is an immigrant community. Get out of the Bronx,” as Cruz and his wife Heidi arrived in the northernmost borough. “Have you got your Bronx visa? You’re not allowed in the Bronx,” yelled another. Some protesters were later removed from the event by police. source
Ted Cruz’s campaign stop in the Bronx is a complete dud: There are more than 1.4 million people in the Bronx — but Ted Cruz couldn’t even muster 100 at a campaign event in Parkchester with state Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr., a conservative Christian minister. “Ted Cruz is a hypocrite. He not only offended New Yorkers, he offended Bronxites, and now he’s here today in New York and in the Bronx looking for money and votes,” Diaz said. “We in the Bronx know how offensive he’s been. We know the truth about our borough.” source
A new poll released Wednesday by Monmouth University shows Donald Trump getting the support of 52% of likely Republican primary voters in New York ahead of the state’s April 19 primary.
John Kasich trails big at 25%, while Ted Cruz — who won Tuesday’s Wisconsin primary by double digits — comes in third at 17%. There are a whopping 95 delegates at stake in New York, and as of today, Donald Trump stands to get every, single one of them.
Still laughing, Ted Cruz?