- The Washington Times - Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday would not walk back comments he made during the GOP presidential primary in which he called Donald Trump a “pathological liar.”

Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” the Texas senator said he is focused on the future, and he refused to “relitigate” the dust-ups he had with Mr. Trump during the campaign.

“Well, listen, it was a hard-fought campaign. It was hard-fought on all sides. And it was vigorous till the end. But at the end of the day, the people have spoken. He won the election. He won the nomination. And he won the general election in convincing manner,” Mr. Cruz said. “And my focus is on the country. My focus is we have a new president. We have a mandate. We ought to deliver on that mandate.”

Pressed on his remarks about Mr. Trump — including his claim that the former reality TV star “doesn’t know the difference between truth and lies” and “lies practically every word that comes out of his mouth” — Mr. Cruz refused to address the issue.

“You know, I’m not going to relitigate the past. I’m going to focus on the future,” the senator said. “I’m going to focus on what’s in front of us and on fixing the problems we have.”

Mr. Cruz met with Mr. Trump last week, and the senator also said Sunday he has full confidence in the Cabinet the president-elect is assembling.

During the campaign, Mr. Trump infamously retweeted an unflattering picture of Mr. Cruz’s wife, Heidi, and also stoked speculation that Mr. Cruz’s father may have played a role in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

He also branded the senator “Lying Ted.”

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