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Ted Cruz: America ‘has gone off the deep end’ over transgender bathroom issue

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at the Republican National Committee Spring Meeting in Hollywood, Fla.
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at the Republican National Committee Spring Meeting in Hollywood, Fla. AP

Republican U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz fired back at Donald Trump Thursday morning after Trump criticized North Carolina’s House Bill 2.

Speaking on the Today Show, Trump said the state should have left it “the way it was.”

“Donald agreed with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in attacking the state of North Carolina for passing their bathroom ordinance,” Cruz said at a rally in Maryland. “And Donald on television this morning said gosh he thought men should be able to go into the girls bathroom if they want to. Now let me ask you: have we gone stark raving nuts?”

Earlier Thursday, Cruz told Glenn Beck that the country has “gone off the deep end” over the issue of transgender bathroom use.

“As you know, my daughters are 5 and 8. My 5-year-old knows the difference between boys and girls,” Cruz said.

North Carolina repealed HB2 in 2017 but left intact some of its provisions. But with Charlotte’s reputation tainted, the city is still paying to market itself to visitors.

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