George Stephanopoulos may play a journalist on television, but Ted Cruz isn’t buying it.

During a live interview on ABC, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz reminded viewers that Stephanopoulos is a former Clinton staffer who still has close ties to the Clinton political machine.

According to Newsbusters:

Appearing on ABC’s live Super Tuesday coverage, Ted Cruz openly mocked former Democratic operative turned journalist George Stephanopoulos. A skeptical Stephanopoulos questioned Cruz’s path to the nomination, despite his wins in Oklahoma and Texas: “Marco Rubio is staying in the race. John Kasich is staying in the race. Ben Carson is staying in the race.”

The sarcastic Texas senator retorted, “If we unify, head-to-head, our campaign beats Donald soundly. And for everyone concerned about the best interest of the Republican Party, if Donald is the nominee, in all likelihood, your former boss Hillary Clinton becomes the president.”

Stephanopoulos worked closely with Bill Clinton during his presidency. He also recently got caught for donating $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation while pretending to “objectively report” on its shady dealings.

You can watch the tense exchange here:

 

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