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Ted Cruz tried to take a swing at Donald Trump with this new ad but critics call it transphobic Twitter/TedCruz

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pounced on Donald Trump’s comment that North Carolina should have left its laws alone when it comes to transgender people. Trump said people should be able to use the restroom they feel is “appropriate,” in reference to a new law passed in North Carolina that requires people to use the restroom that corresponds to their birth gender.

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Cruz has gone after what he calls Trump’s decades-long support of “liberal Democrats.” He called Trump’s restroom comment an example of “political correctness,” Thursday, and noted that “grown adult men — strangers — should not be alone in a bathroom with little girls.”

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Cruz doubled-down on the rhetoric in a new ad, released Friday, asking whether a “grown man pretending to be a woman” should be allowed to use the same restroom as your daughter or wife.

The ad slams Trump’s view as inappropriate and unsafe and notes that Trump won’t take on the “P.C. police” (politically correct) because he’s one of them.

Critics have called the ad fear mongering targeted at transgender people.

Yolanda R. Arrington is a content editor for Rare. Tweet her @iamyolanda and like her on Facebook.
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