Cruz Tells Trump: I Was Fighting Illegal Immigration While You Were Firing Dennis Rodman

"Where was Donald?"

At the presidential debate last night in Houston, Texas, Donald Trump took some punches from opponent Senator Ted Cruz on the issue of immigration.

"In 2013, when I was leading the fight against the 'Gang of 8' amnesty bill, where was Donald?" Cruz asked. "He was firing Dennis Rodman on 'Celebrity Apprentice.'"

Cruz went on to say that Trump gave more than $50,000 to three Democrats and two Republicans in the 'Gang of 8' immigration group.

"When you're funding open-border politicians, you shouldn't be surprised when they fight for open borders," Cruz said.

Trump responded to Cruz by saying:

I can only say this, and I've said it loud and clear and I've said it for years: ... I've had an amazing relationship with politicians both Democrat, Republican, because I was a businessman. ... I got along with everybody. You get along with nobody. You don't have one Republican senator ... backing you. Not one. You don't have the endorsement of one Republican senator and you work with these people. You should be ashamed of yourself.

 But Cruz was ready and pointed out that Trump has a history of hiring illegal immigrants, in particular of Polish immigrants to build properties like the Trump Towers.

"Anyone who really cared about illegal immigration wouldn't be hiring illegal immigrants," Cruz said.

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