It started with the Washington Post asking candidate Donald Trump about Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for President because Ted Cruz was a Canadian citizen until last year. The question surfaced again last night – and the media continue to frame the answers as Trump attacking Cruz.
In November democrat Alan Grayson stated his intention to sue Ted Cruz over his eligibility or lack thereof. Trump appears to be responding (below) to the intent of Grayson to tie up the issue in court:
According to the outline in the following documentation (Birth Certificate Below), both of Ted Cruz’s parents were Canadian Citizens at the time he was born in Calgary:
[…] Because Ted Cruz has been confirmed a legal citizen of Canada up until renouncing his Canadian citizenship in May of 2014, and because he has been confirmed a citizen of Canada at birth, and because his Father is on public record stating that he and his wife became citizens of Canada during their eight years living in Canada and because Rafael Cruz remained a citizen of Canada until he renounced and applied for legal citizenship in 2005. There is simply no way that Ted Cruz was, is or ever can be a natural born Citizen of the United States eligible for the offices of President or Vice President.
We have no specific skill set to determine these matters; it simply is, as many have noted, a highly charged conversation with much of the outcome dependent on interpretation of documents, intent and legal findings.
However, at least on the surface, it would appear that all Cruz needs to do is speak directly -for, and on, the record- and refute this outline above; if it is factually incorrect and put the entire matter to rest.
At the very least that might get the media to stop asking Donald Trump about it.