Ted Cruz has challenged rival Donald Trump to a one-on-one debate if he doesn’t want to attend the Fox News debate. “If Donald is afraid of Megyn Kelly, I would like to invite him on your show to participate in a one-on-one debate between me and Donald, mano y mano,” Cruz said during an interview on “The Mark Levin Show,” adding that Trump could choose the moderator. “This is a job interview, you need to be willing to answer the questions of the American people, and if Donald is afraid to defend his record, that speaks volumes,” he said according to CNN. “And the fact that Donald is now afraid to appear on the debate stage, that he doesn’t want his record questioned, I think that reflects a lack of respect for the men and women of Iowa, that he’s unwilling to go to Des Moines and be questioned.”
Cruz says Trump isn’t qualified to be president
Cruz argued that Trump dropping out of the debate shows that the front-runner isn’t qualified to be president. “If Donald is afraid to defend his record, that speaks volumes. If he thinks Megyn Kelly is so scary, what exactly does he think he’d do with Vladimir Putin?” Cruz said. “I promise you Putin is a lot scarier than Megyn Kelly.” “I think every candidate for president owes it to the voters, and in particular owes it to the men and women of Iowa, to go and humble yourself and put yourself before them and answer their hard questions,” Cruz said. “Nobody is going to get elected president from a TV studio in Manhattan or New York.”
Trump boycotts Fox News debate
Cruz and Trump are closely tied in Iowa polls and Cruz warned supporters Monday that a Trump victory in Iowa might make him “unstoppable.” Trump has said that he will boycott Thursday’s Fox News debate.