The Daily News Just Made One Helluva Statement About “New York Values”


Last night, Sen. Ted Cruz said some stupid things about “New York values” being a synonym for like money-grubbing, fame-hungry monsters. Donald Trump used the moment to go full “9/11” on Cruz and, at least to my aged eyes, the Princeton educated, Goldman Sachs spouse left the exchange the worse for it.

Anyway, the New York Daily News did its thing and went hard after Cruz with today’s cover.

(“Go back to Canada” is a reference to the fact that Cruz was born in Canada—though he is a naturally born American citizen by virtue of his mother’s citizenship— and rings a bit birther for my taste, but c’est la vie.)

The NYDN isn’t like some big Trump supporter either. Previous covers have lambasted the GOP front-runner.

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