ABC: ‘Ted Cruz Now Posing a Very Real Threat’ to Trump’s ‘Frontrunner Status’

‘Ted Cruz now posing a very real threat to the reality TV start frontrunner status’

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VEGA (voice-over): “Overnight Donald Trump lobbing a preemptive strike across the political bow at the man coming dangerously close to his lead.
TRUMP: “Trump, 41, Cruz, 14 (Crowd boos) and everyone else much lower, I mean, somewhere.”
VEGA (voice-over): “Texas Senator Ted Cruz now posing a very real threat to the reality TV star’s front-runner status. And before a huge crowd in Las Vegas, Trump ready for a debate night with unshakable confidence.”
TRUMP: “I’ll be honest, I think tomorrow night, I think it’s going to be big. (Cheers and Applause) Oh. Ooh. And they’re all coming after me...So far everyone that’s attacked me has gone right down the tube. So that’s good.”
VEGA (voice-over): “For now Cruz still playing nice.”
CRUZ: “I don’t think the American people are interested in a bunch of candidates bickering like schoolchildren.”
VEGA (voice-over): “But the stage now set for a showdown on the strip just hours away. Florida Senator Marco Rubio spending his debate eve rallying supporters in Las Vegas, too. Going after President Obama rather than the eight rivals who will share the stage with him.”
RUBIO: “So last Sunday the president spoke to the nation in an effort to calm us and make us feel more comfortable. I swear to you, I wish he hadn’t spoken at all.”
VEGA (voice-over): “69-year-old trump says he’s ready and healthy enough for the fight. The billionaire offering a clean bill of health as proof. Well, sort of. After vowing to release his full medical report, Trump instead offered up just this short note from his doctor saying Trump’s physical strength and stamina are extraordinary. And in true Trump fashion, the doctor declaring that if elected, Mr. Trump, I can state unequivocally, will be the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency.”
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VEGA: “The healthiest individual and that letter declaring Trump astonishingly excellent. But there was one glitch. Trump said that the doctor who wrote that letter was named Jacob Bornstein. Jacob Bornstein passed away years ago. His son Harold was the doctor who wrote that letter. Trump fixing that in later posts. But a big political oops out here.”

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