U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump questions why fellow candidate Ted Cruz claims he ''didn't know'' he was a Canadian citizen and says ''that's worse than Hillary if you think about it.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump took swipes at his competition, fellow Republican hopeful and Texas senator Ted Cruz, on Wednesday (January 20). "Being a Canadian citizen, he said 'oh I didn't know that.' How did he not know that? Then he said with the loans 'oh, I didn't know that.' Smart guy... he doesn't know that? Ya, that's worse than Hillary if you think about it," Trump told a crowd of supporters at a rally in Norwalk, Iowa. A quarter of Republicans think Cruz is disqualified to serve as U.S. president because he was born in Canada to an American mother, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. The U.S. Constitution says only "natural born" citizens can become president of the United States. With Trump now needing to fend off Cruz's rise in the early voting state of Iowa, he has been pushing his charge that Cruz may not be constitutionally qualified to serve as president.