Presidential candidate Cruz tells Face the Nation that dealing with rival Trump is, ''Like going to the circus and seeing the acrobats and the dancing bears.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz describes dealing with rival Donald Trump as "Like going to the circus and seeing the acrobats and the dancing bears," in an interview with CBS's Face the Nation. Cruz said, "Donald is a charming person," but added, "Just overnight he can turn on you, and get nasty, and personal, and vicious." "I laugh it off," he said. Cruz said he is expecting "A very good night on Super Tuesday," noting that he is the only Republican who has beaten Trump. "There is no doubt that if Donald steam rolls through Super Tuesday, wins everywhere with big margins, that he may well be unstoppable," Cruz said. "I don't think that will happen." Cruz also called on Trump to release his tax returns. Cruz released tax returns for several years on Saturday in an effort to pressure billionaire front-runner Donald Trump to follow suit. Reuters/Ipsos polling data on Friday showed Trump ahead nationally in the Republican race with support at 44.2 percent, followed by Cruz at 20.7 percent and Rubio in third place at 14 percent.