Ted Cruz was asked by CNN about the birther claims Trump is making regarding his eligibility to run for president, and he explains why as a legal matter this is a non-issue:
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) January 6, 2016
Cruz expands on this a little more with a group of reporters:
Regarding the ‘Canadian passport’ claim by Trump, Politifact gives him a FALSE rating:
Trump went on: “I’d hate to see something like that get in his way. But a lot of people are talking about it, and I know that even some states are looking at it very strongly, the fact that he was born in Canada and he has had a double passport.”
There’s no such thing, far as we could tell, as a “double passport.” We suspect Trump was suggesting Cruz had obtained both one U.S. and a Canadian one–though our requests for factual backup drew no replies from Trump representatives.
Meantime, when we asked Cruz spokesman Rick Tyler about Cruz ever having a “double passport,” Tyler replied that Cruz had “never” had a Canadian passport or, he said by email, applied for one.
Trump said Cruz “has had a double passport.”
Trump didn’t provide and we didn’t find evidence that Cruz, who relinquished his dual citizenship in 2014, ever carried passports for the U.S. and Canada–nor, Cruz’s camp advises, did he ever apply for a Canada passport.
We rate the claim False.
There you go. Trump lies again to disparage Cruz.