Lyin' Ted Cruz denied that he had anything to do with the G.Q. model photo post of Melania. That's why we call him Lyin' Ted!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 23, 2016
BuzzFeed says the beef stems from a Facebook ad that an anti-Trump super-PAC recently circulated in Utah and Arizona, mocking a nude photoshoot Trump's wife did for British GQ magazine more than 15 years ago. A strategist with the PAC told BuzzFeed that the goal of the ad was to drum up support for Cruz among Mormon voters, because apparently nothing sends Latter Day Saints running toward Ted faster than the image of Melania Trump, half-naked and draped in fur.
Predictably, Trump was upset, and he took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with Cruz, even though the ad probably didn't come from his campaign. Trump went tit-for-tat, threatening to "spill the beans" on Cruz's wife, Heidi. It is currently unclear what "beans" Trump is referring to — magic beans? Jelly beans? Jumping beans? — if he has any at all. Regardless of the true weight behind Trump's bean talk, Cruz didn't take the threat lightly, throwing some first-name-basis shade back at "Donald":
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