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Donald Trump Says He Has ‘Far Better Judgment’ Than Ted Cruz

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Donald Trump said he has “far better judgment” than Ted Cruz after his Republican presidential rival questioned his discretion last week in leaked recordings.

“I’ll tell you what, my judgment’s great,” Trump said Sunday on CNN. “I was against going into Iraq. That’s good judgment. I was for bombing the oil long before anyone else thought about it. That’s good judgment.

“I have great judgment,” the real estate magnate added. “I would say I have far better judgment than Ted.”

Cruz last week said he didn’t know if Trump and fellow candidate Ben Carson were prepared to lead America at a private fundraiser, according to audio released by the New York Times.

“You look at Paris, you look at San Bernardino, it’s given a seriousness to this race,” Cruz said at the time. “People are looking for who is prepared to be a Commander-in-Chief. Who understands the threats we face. ‘Who am I comfortable having their finger on the button?’ Now that’s a question of strength, but it’s also a question of judgment. And I think that is a question that is a challenging question for both of them.”

Trump touted his business success and boasted about having a “great” and “strong temperament” while responding to Cruz’s comments during a taped interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.


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