GOP Candidates Feud Over Wives as Primary Begins

Trump threatens to 'spill the beans' on Heidi Cruz
March 23, 2016 Updated: April 3, 2016

It started with an ad by anti-Trump Super Pac called “Make America Awesome, and featured Donald Trump’s wife Melania posing nude for a G.Q. photo shoot from 2000.

The ad was aimed to appeal to Utah’s conservative Mormon values on the eve of the state’s caucus.

Trump, who was not happy about this, immediately took to Twitter just hours before the Utah caucus closed, vaguely threatening to “spill the beans” on Cruz’s wife, Heidi.

Heidi Cruz is a senior executive at the banking firm Goldman Sachs and has taken a leave of absence to help her husband fundraise.

Cruz shot back that their campaign had nothing to do with the ad, and added, “if you try to attack Heidi, you’re more of a coward than I thought. #classless.”

He elaborated on CNN’s “New Day” saying that attacking his wife would be a reflection of Trump’s poor character:

“That should be beneath Donald,” Cruz said. “The reason he’s doing that is because he had a very bad night last night. He got clobbered in Utah.”

Following Cruz’s denial, Trump was quick to respond from twitter saying “That’s why we call him Lyin’ Ted!”

Ted Cruz won the Utah caucus by a large margin with 69 percent of the vote. Trump came in third with 13 percent of the vote, with John Kasich narrowly beating him by 3 points.