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Donald Trump Adds a New Target: Ted Cruz



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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the crowd at a Pearl Harbor Day Rally at the U.S.S. Yorktown December 7, 2015 in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. The South Carolina Republican primary is scheduled for February 20, 2016. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has finally unleashed a verbal assault on the one rival he has so far spared.

    Trump went after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz at a town hall event in Iowa Friday evening after word leaked that Cruz had criticized Trump at a closed-door event.

    Trump said Cruz largely agrees with him, but he criticized Cruz's opposition to ethanol subsidies, which are deeply popular in Iowa.

    He accused Cruz of being beholden to big oil.

    Trump also took a veiled shot at Cruz's family background. He said not a lot of evangelicals come out of Cuba, where Cruz's father was born.

    Trump and Cruz have declined to criticize each other in the race so far, even as they battle for support in Iowa.

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