Ted Cruz is running this ad in Nevada, hitting Trump for wanting the federal government to stay in charge of the state lands they own and not return them to the states:
But Trump decries this ad, saying he doesn’t even know anything about the subject and calls Cruz a liar and says he’s ‘SICK’ for posting a false ad against him:
But Trump isn’t telling the truth here. The Cruz ad is absolutely truthful and we have the proof below.
Here’s what Trump actually told Field and Stream in January of THIS YEAR about the federal government keeping the lands and not returning them to the states:
HOST: I’d like to talk about public land. Seventy percent of hunters in the West hunt on public lands managed by the federal government. Right now, there’s a lot of discussion about the federal government transferring those lands to states and the divesting of that land. Is that something you would support as President?
TRUMP: I don’t like the idea because I want to keep the lands great, and you don’t know what the state is going to do. I mean, are they going to sell if they get into a little bit of trouble? And I don’t think it’s something that should be sold. We have to be great stewards of this land. This is magnificent land. And we have to be great stewards of this land. And the hunters do such a great job—I mean, the hunters and the fishermen and all of the different people that use that land. So I’ve been hearing more and more about that. And it’s just like the erosion of the Second Amendment. I mean, every day you hear Hillary Clinton wants to essentially wipe out the Second Amendment. We have to protect the Second Amendment, and we have to protect our lands.
It couldn’t be more clear. Trump is for the federal government keeping the western land they own and not returning it to the states. Trump believes big government can better take care of it than the states.
Even Politifact deemed this ad by Cruz as mostly true and would have deemed to totally true if they weren’t libs.
So why is Trump lying? Because he can’t defeat Cruz on the issues so his only tactic is to try and paint Cruz as a liar. And apparently he’s in cahoots with Rubio who is doing the same.
Once again, Trump is the biggest liar on the stage and this is proof.