Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz comes out of a broken elevator taking verbal swings at rival candidate Donald Trump while campaigning in South Carolina. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Jokingly exclaiming, "Who put Donald Trump in charge of the elevators?" Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz emerged from a broken elevator taking verbal swings at Republican rival Donald Trump while campaigning in South Carolina on Saturday. Cruz and Trump have exchanged jabs as the first presidential primaries approach, with Trump questioning Cruz's eligibility to be elected because he was not born in the U.S. On Saturday, Cruz questioned whether Trump's temperament makes him a suitable candidate for president. "It seems Donald doesn't react well when he's going down in the polls," he told a group of supporters. "I imagine he's very dismayed by the recent NBC/WSJ poll that shows in a head to head matchup that shows he loses to me. Knowing Donald that has got to drive him nuts - got him out of bed this morning & tweeting & tweeting & tweeting. You know in terms of a Commander in Chief, I think we ought to have someone who isn't springing out of bed & tweeting in response to the latest polls. People want someone stable and steady and a calm hand to keep this country safe." Trump has made questions about Cruz's eligibility a regular attack line on the campaign trail and the debate stage, questions Cruz has brushed aside as simply politics. However, a quarter of Republicans think Cruz is disqualified to serve as U.S. president because he was born in Canada to an American mother, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. The questions could hamper his ability to rally the broad Republican support he would need to win the party's nomination to run for the presidency in November's election.