CRUZ: As Donald Trump's poll numbers continue to go down, "he's a little testier."
WASHINGTON, New Hampshire — Ted Cruz accused his Republican rival Donald Trump Monday of exhibiting inconsistent conservativism and said the billionaire investor is becoming "rattled" and "dismayed" by his gains.
The war of words between Cruz and Trump has intensified in recent days, with Trump going on the offensive over Cruz's eligibility to be on the ballot given his Canadian birth and for Cruz's failure to disclose loans received from Citibank and Goldman Sachs for his 2012 Senate race.
"Donald seems to be a little rattled," Cruz told reporters before a town hall in Washington, New Hampshire Monday. "For whatever reason he is very, very dismayed. I guess as conservatives continue to unite behind our campaign, as his poll numbers continue to go down, he's a little testier."
Cruz questioned whether Trump is a true conservative, noting donations he's made to Democrats over the years, including $50,000 Rahm Emanuel. And Cruz rejected Trump's self-comparison to Ronald Reagan, saying he was "pretty sure" Reagan never supported or made large donations to Democrats.