Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally on April 22, in Harrington, Delaware.
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April 23, 2016 12:36 PM EDT

Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Saturday resumed his questioning of rival Ted Cruz’s presidential eligibility, citing Cruz’s Canadian birth.

“The first thing the Democrats are going to do is sue him on the basis that he’s not a naturalized citizen, he wasn’t born in the country,” Trump said at a rally in Connecticut, which holds its primaries on Tuesday, Politico reported.

Trump has previously warned that Democrats could file a lawsuit against Cruz if he wins the nomination. He has also threatened to sue Cruz himself because the Texas Senator is not a “natural born citizen.” Legal experts have said a rival candidate could have legal standing to sue Cruz, but it’s not clear how a court would handle the claim.

Cruz renounced his Canadian citizenship in 2014 and has dismissed the criticism during the campaign, maintaining he is eligible to be president.


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