By now you’ve heard about the ongoing spat between Republican front-runner Donald Trump and Texas Senator Ted Cruz, but in case you missed it, here’s a quick summary.

During an interview on Fox News Sunday, Trump called Cruz “a little bit of a maniac” — referring to Cruz’s actions fighting the establishment as a senator –and said he doesn’t have the “right temperament” to be president:

Cruz answered back with this tweet and video from the 1983 movie “Flashdance”:

And then this one from this morning:


Now there is some method to Cruz’s continued trolling of Trump over the “maniac” line. Both Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin have denounced Trump over it, for example:

More from Mark Levin:

Levin cited three reckless comments made by Donald Trump.

First, Mr. Trump joined in with a leftist on CNN to dump on Justice Scalia, whos comments during oral argument have been unfairly accused of being racist. Conservatives know better.

Second, Levin said that Mr. Trumps insinuation that Ted Cruz is bought and paid for by Texas oil companies because he opposes ethanol was stupid. Ethanol subsidies are a typical, big-government, Stalinist program and conservatives know better than to criticize a candidate who opposes government waste. Announcing your support for ethanol subsidies because youre campaigning in Iowa is pandering.

Thirdly, Levin declared that Mr. Trump sided with the Republican establishment when he called Sen. Cruz a maniac for refusing to go along with the Washington establishment in the Senate. Isnt Mr. Trump himself running an anti-establishment campaign? Why would he adopt Establishment talking points to attack another conservative?

We’re sure to hear more about it attonight’s debate, hosted by CNN and our parent company, Salem, that starts at6:00 p.m. ET for the undercard and 8:30 p.m. ET for the main event.

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