It’s really beginning to look like the tide is turning for Ted Cruz against Trump. I’ve never seen a crowd boo him for railing on another candidate, but that’s exactly what happened in South Carolina.
More from NBC:
Among conservatives, Donald Trump can typically do no wrong — until he attacks Ted Cruz.
On Saturday, Trump drew boos from a grassroots conservative crowd during remarks at the South Carolina Tea Party Coalition Convention for his attack on Cruz’s previously undisclosed loans.
“You give a campaign contribution to Ted Cruz, you get whatever the hell you want,” he said, before boos erupted from the crowd.
Trump went on as the boos grew louder: “Say whatever you want, it’s okay, he didn’t report his bank loans. He’s got bank loans from Goldman Sachs, he’s got bank loans from Citibank, folks, and then he acts like Robin Hood?”
One man in the crowd, 71-year-old Air Force veteran Joe Bates, stood up and shouted angrily, wagging his finger at the candidate.
Trump continued: “You know, say whatever you want, but it doesn’t work that way.”
Wow. Finally Trump has hit a wall where his cheap shots aren’t being accepted anymore by conservatives.