The ‘New York Times’ "Hit Piece" On Ted Cruz Had The Candidate On The Defensive At The GOP Debate

At the GOP debate in South Carolina on Thursday night, Ted Cruz addressed the New York Times report published Wednesday that the Republican presidential candidate reportedly failed to disclose a $1.2 million-dollar loan from Goldman Sachs in a 2012 senate primary race. Responding to the article, Cruz blamed the failure on a clerical error, saying, "I made a paperwork error disclosing it on one piece of paper but not another." Spoken like a true politician.

This revelation goes against Cruz's prior narrative that he and his wife liquidated their entire net worth in order to fund his campaign. The New York Times reported that decision was made possible by a large loan from Goldman Sachs, where Cruz worked, though he claimed that he and his wife "put in all they had saved."

Cruz responded to the article by basically blaming the dog who ate his paperwork. Well, let's just let you judge his words for yourself. He said Thursday night:

When I ran for Senate in Texas, almost every establishment candidate opposed me. And my wife, Heidi, and I we ended up investing everything we own.
We took a loan against our assets. To invest it in that campaign and to defend ourselves from attacks … Yes I made a paperwork error, disclosing it on one piece of paper instead of the other. If that’s the best the New York Times has got, they’d better go back to the well.

Here's what Twitter had to say about that response: