Ted Cruz Confronts Trump Supporters in Indiana

May 2, 2016

Ted Cruz decided to confront face-to-face some supporters of rival Donald Trump in Indiana on Monday. Cruz calmly talked to a sign-holding protester while the protester and others around them shouted, mostly against Cruz.

While trying to talk to the protester, Cruz asked the man why he supported Trump.

"Let me ask you something, sir—what do you like about Donald Trump?" Cruz asked.

"Everything," the man said.

"Give me one," Cruz said.

"Everything," the man said.

"Give me one, you can pick anything," Cruz said.

"The wall," the man said.

"OK, the wall," Cruz said.

"That's the main thing. Immigration," the man said.

While Cruz attempted to answer the man and state both what Trump has said in the past and himself about border security and illegal immigration, the man yelled loudly for Trump.

"Civilized people just don't scream and yell. I'm not yelling and screaming," Cruz said.

"What are you going to do about my Second Amendment?" the man asked.

"Alright, I have defended the Second Amendment in front of the Supreme Court of the United States. Do you know that Donald Trump supported Bill Clinton's national ban on some of the most popular firearms in America?" Cruz said. "And that is a fact. You can go read his book where he said, ‘I agree with Bill Clinton,’ in fact, he said, ‘I hate guns,’ that's a quote from Donald Trump. I have spent 20 years fighting to defend the Second Amendment."

Cruz then cited his support from the group Gun Owners of America.

When the man brought up other issues, Cruz was able to answer by mentioning what Trump has said on those issues, including violence at rallies and killing the families of terrorists while also talking about what Trump had to say about former boxer Mike Tyson.

"Sir, I respect your rights to speak, but I'm also gonna say, in America, we are a nation that is better than anger, than insults and cursing and rage," Cruz said.