Trump Tells Cruz: Resolve ‘Birther’ Issue or ‘Get Out of the Race’

With the first election in the presidential nominating process just a few days away, Donald Trump is intensifying his attacks on his top Republican rival.

The Hill reported that on Monday morning, the billionaire tweeted: “It’s time for Ted Cruz to either settle his problem with the FACT that he was born in Canada and was a citizen of Canada, or get out of the race.”

Cruz argues that he is eligible for the presidency because his mother is a U.S. citizen, although his father came from Cuba. Some legal scholars question whether the senator qualifies under the Constitution’s “natural born citizen” requirement.

While campaigning last weekend, Trump threatened to go to court to prove Cruz cannot be president. “Can you imagine if I did it? Should I do it just for fun?” the real-estate tycoon asked a crowd at a rally. He predicted that Democrats will file suit if Cruz gets the nomination.

The Hill noted that Texas lawyer Newton Schwartz has already sued the senator, calling on the Supreme Court to resolve the matter. The lawsuit states: “The U.S. Constitution is not a popularity document for fair weather only. However persuasive one finds each side in this debate, the final decision ultimately rests in the hands of five or more of nine justices on the Supreme Court as mandated by the Constitution.”

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