Geraldo Rivera: Cruz's "NY Values" Comment Has "Stinking Anti-Semitic Implications"

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Geraldo Rivera jumped into the political fray surrounding Ted Cruz's comments about "New York values," sayingnthat the comments have "anti-semitic implications."

"Aside from the stinking anti-Semitic implications that I see in that whole ‘New York values’ money- and media-coated message that he put out there pandering to those Iowa voters, he also voted against Hurricane Sandy relief. He also voted against compensation for 9/11 victims. This is a man whose interests are absolutely antithetical to New York," Rivera said on The O'Reilly Factor Thursday night.

O'Reilly, who hosted Cruz in the same hour, jumped to his defense: "Look, Rivera, I'm a life long New Yorker as are you... If he says 'New York values' to a bunch of Evangelicals [in Iowa], it's not anti-Semitic," O'Reilly said. "He's pointing to de Blasio, to Cuomo, to the progressive crew."

"He could have very easily said that," Rivera replied. "There's a million ways he could have said that that he did not."

"This anti-semitic business is bull," O'Reilly said. "You don't have to do that."

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