Donald Trump told an interviewer the issue of Ted Cruz’s Canadian birth could be “very precarious” for the GOP if Senator Cruz emerges as the Republican presidential nominee, since a U.S. president is required to be a “natural-born” U.S. citizen and Mr. Cruz was born in Canada. Since Mommy Cruz was a U.S. citizen, Calgary-born Ted is considered a natural U.S. citizen, but was automatically granted dual Canadian citizenship by accident of natal geography.
Ted Cruz forgot about that last fact until recently reminded by the Dallas Morning News. He finally renounced his Ottawa allegience and hasn’t been Canadian for the last 18 months. Even so, Senator Rand Paul thinks his Texan colleague is “without question … qualified … to be prime minister of Canada.”
“Donald Trump plays the media like a fiddle. This Ted Cruz birther flap proves it.” Andrew Prokop, Vox
“Ted Cruz, You Are Such a Hoser,” Naheed Mustafa, Politico Magazine
“What if we demanded Ted Cruz’s papers?” Steven Lubet, Salon
“President of the U.S., eh?” Marc Patrone, Calgary Sun
“8 Reasons Canada Doesn’t Want Texas Senator Ted Cruz Back,” Mark Floegel, GreenpeaceBlogs.com
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Image (“Ted Cruz Renouncing Canadian Citizenship”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com
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