Washington, March 23: The terror attack in Brussels in Belgium is not the only topic the Republican candidates are talking about this election season. In fact, the two GOP front-runners Donald Trump and Ted Cruz might still speak in the same xenophobic tone when it comes to the terror attack but on matters related to their respective wives, the two have locked horns in the open.
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Trump on Wednesday lashed out at Cruz in reaction to a super PAC backing Cruz that used a nude photo of Melania, Trump's wife and a former model. The ad, which was widely circulated on the social media, bore the following words along with the photo: 'Meet Melania Trump, your next First Lady. Or you could vote for Ted Cruz on Tuesday'.
Cruz was under pressure to grab 50 per cent of the votes in Utah to check Trump's forward march in the race for the GOP nomination. Trump's severe backlash came just before the results of Tuesday polling started puring in. [Why Melania Trump took on the Obamas]
Trump brought Cruz's wife Heidi in the scene, threatening the Texas senator in a Twitter post that he would "spill the beans" on the latter's wife.
Lyin' Ted Cruz just used a picture of Melania from a G.Q. shoot in his ad. Be careful, Lyin' Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 23, 2016
Cruz did not choose to be silent on this. He said his camp had no hand behind Melania's photo ad and called Trump "coward" and "classless" for attacking his wife.
The ad featuring Melania Trump's photo was created by the super PAC Make America Awesome, which calls itself an independent group focused on 'unconventional and cost-effective tactics'.
It was, however, not known what Trump meant by referring to Heidi Cruz. It is though known that she had undergone depression a decade ago and was found by the police sitting with her head in her hands beside a expressway in Texas in 2005. A report by the police even said she was a 'danger to herself'.