At a campaign event Monday in Wisconsin, Ted Cruz backer and former 2016 candidate Carly Fiorina steps in to deflect a question from a Daily Mail reporter asking about rumors reported by the National Enquirer about Ted Cruz's personal life.
DAILY MAIL REPORTER: Will you respond more definitively [than his previous denial, which was interestingly worded] to the story in the National Enquirer [accusing Cruz of five affairs].
CARLY FIORINA: If I may--
REPORTER: No, I'm sorry, I asked the senator that question.
FIORINA: I'm going to comment, okay?
REPORTER: Do you have first-hand knowledge of the senator's marriage?
FIORINA: I'm going to comment. This is an example of the media playing to Donald Trump's tune. Donald Trump is a serial philanderer, by his own admission. And in a week when we have had a terrorist attack in Brussels, a shooting at the Capitol, the president of the U.S. in the baseball stands with Raul Castro, and insisting he be photographed in front of a picture of Che Guevara with the two Castro brothers, we are talking about a scurrilous, ridiculous piece in the National Enquirer?
Why? Why? Why do you dance to Donald Trump's tune?
Let's talk about the issues.
REPORTER: That's fine, this is a serious question about your character. If the answer is yes, I was unfaithful to my wife, why don't you--
TED CRUZ: I recognize that you love going into the gutter. Sir, sir-- I'm going to answer your question.
Stop inturrupting. What is your publication?
REPORTER: The 'Daily Mail,' the world's [inaudible -- most read?]
TED CRUZ: Look, I'm going to give a very brief answer to your question. Which is that the National Enquirer is complete garbage, it is total lies, it was planted by Donald Trump's henchmen, and I don't think the people of Wisconsin or the people of America have any interest in tabloid trash. I'm going to focus on the issues that matter.
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