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Donald Trump: 'Maniac' Ted Cruz Doesn't Have The Right Temperament

"You can't walk into the Senate and scream and call people liars and not be able to cajole and get along with people."

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump doesn't think Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has the right personality to become president of the United States.

"I don't think he's got the right temperament. I don't think he's got the right judgment," Trump said in an interview that aired on Fox News on Sunday. "You look at the way that he's dealt with the Senate, where he goes in there, frankly like a little bit of a maniac. You're never going to get things done that way."

Trump, a Republican presidential candidate, said his rival Cruz would "never get anything done" because he can't get along with people.

"You can't walk into the Senate and scream and call people liars and not be able to cajole and get along with people," Trump said.

The New York Times reported last week that Cruz questioned whether Trump has the judgment to be president of the United States. 

“You look at Paris, you look at San Bernardino, it’s given a seriousness to this race, that people are looking for: Who is prepared to be a commander in chief? Who understands the threats we face?” Cruz said in audio from a private meeting that was posted by the Times. Cruz said the question of judgment was "challenging" for both Trump and Ben Carson.

Since Cruz's comments surfaced, Trump has been much more critical of his opponent.

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