Referring to Ted Cruz by the name ''Rafael,'' Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says if Cruz were to win, ''the first thing that the Democrats are going to do is sue him.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION STORY: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump tells an audience in Waterbury, Connecticut that "Lyin Ted" is not going to win the nomination, but if he did "the first thing that the Democrats are going to do is sue him on the basis that he's not a naturalized citizen." "Rafael. Straight out of the hills of Canada. Four years in Canada -- was a Canadian citizen until 14, 15 months ago..." said Trump referring to rival Sen. Ted Cruz.. "Despite the fact that they're buying off delegates with nice dinners and the finest steak you can have and all that stuff... So he's not going to win, but - the first - if he ever did, the first thing that the Democrats are going to do is sue him on the basis that he's not a naturalized citizen." Trump, 69, needs 1,237 delegates to win the nomination outright for the Nov. 8 election. Rivals Cruz, 45, and Gov. John Kasich, 63, are trying to stop him from getting a majority of delegates, so they can force a contested convention in which one of them could emerge as the nominee. Trump also said it was "very easy to be presidential" but that people seem to like him the way he is. The comments undercut what his aides had said would be an attempt by the notoriously blunt-speaking Trump to project a more serious image after his win in New York's nominating contest. In a strong signal that his persona matters, a January survey showed that among Trump's supporters about 43 percent said they liked him because he "speaks his mind," while only 8 percent cited his policies. The survey was conducted by the Working America arm of labor organization AFL-CIO. Trump will give a foreign policy speech on Wednesday at the National Press Club, part of an expanded policy roll-out the campaign is planning, his aides told Republican leaders and lawmakers this week. The speech will come the day after a round of primary contests in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, in which polls show him likely to do well.