The media is sitting on ‘bombshell’ exposes on Donald Trump – but won’t publish it until the tycoon is the Republican nominee, Ted Cruz said on Sunday.
The Texas senator shared his theory on CBS‘s Face The Nation, hours after winning the Kansas and Maine caucuses on Super Saturday.
He said reporters were voluntarily holding back on criticizing Trump, hoping that the billionaire would become the nominee and be defeated by Hillary Clinton – the only possible outcome according to Cruz.
‘I can’t tell you how many media outlets I hear have this great expose on Donald, on different aspects of his business dealings, or his past, but they said, you know what, we’re going to hold it to June or July. We’re not going to run it now,’ Cruz told CBS’s John Dickerson.
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) said on Sunday that the media is sitting on explosive negative information about front-runner Donald Trump with plans to run it later in the year to tear the candidate apart.
“I think an awful lot of reporters — I can’t tell you how many media outlets I hear, you know, have this great exposé on Donald, on different aspects of his business dealings or his past, but they said, ‘You know what? We’re going to hold it to June or July,'” Cruz said on CBS’s “Face The Nation” Sunday.
“We’re not going to run it now.”
Cruz said the media has given the front-runner “hundreds of millions of dollars of free advertising.” Every press conference Trump has is shown on every television station, he said, noting the media helped create this “phenomenon.”
“And all of the attacks on Donald that the media is not talking about now, you’d better believe come September, October, November — if he were the nominee — every day on the nightly news would be taking Donald apart,” he said.
Cruz called out the media, saying one of the reasons they want Trump to be the eventual nominee is because they know he can’t beat Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.
“Hillary would wallop him,” Cruz said.
“Donald may be the only person on the face of the planet that Hillary Clinton can beat.” http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/271975-cruz-media-is-sitting-on-bombshells-about-donald-trump