Mark Halperin actually asked Ted Cruz what he would say to a young child in a Muslim neighborhood who saw police there. But Ted Cruz didn’t take the bait and went on to school Halperin on the actual issues at stake here and why police are not the enemy:
Cruz totally nailed it:
You ask what would someone think if they saw a police presence? Listen, the police are here to protect us!
I categorically reject the view of Democrats that the police are the bad guys. And people are fed up with this notion that every time there is an incident, Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton or Bill de Blasio side with the criminals, the looters, with the thugs, rather than the brave men and women of blue.
I’m proud to stand with the police!
…When we have police in a community, it protects that community and keeps it safe and we need to stop pretending radical Islamic terrorism doesn’t exist and instead work to defeat it and keep this country safe.
That’s how you handle liberal attacks designed as innocent questions.
As Thor would say, Ted Cruz just took Mark Halperin to the learning center!
Watch the full interview here.