Featured below are highlights of last week’s Truth In Media coverage of Republican presidential candidates, followed by a GOP Presidential Primary Poll.
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) accused the New York Times of being untruthful about why the newspaper was keeping his book off of the besteller’s list. The New York Times alleged the book was selling only because of “strategic” bulk purchases; this claim was refuted by Cruz and his publisher, HarperCollins. Read more here: Ted Cruz Accuses New York Times Of Lying About Bestseller List
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) co-sponsored a pro-marijuana legislation bill to allow legal marijuana businesses to gain access to banking services. Read more here: Rand Paul Co-Sponsors Bill to Allow Legal Pot Businesses to Access Banking Services
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump made critical comments about Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) over the weekend at the 2015 Family Leadership Summit in Iowa, insisting that the former POW was “not a war hero.” As the statement drew a negative response from the crowd, Trump made attempts to clarify his opinion of POWs and John Mccain. Read more here: Donald Trump Says McCain No War Hero: ‘I Like People Who Weren’t Captured’
Earlier last week, Reason published a portion of an interview with former New Mexico Governor and 2012 Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson, who expressed concern over the GOP’s image in light of Trump’s previous statements criticizing immigrants: “He is appealing to a segment that I’ll just label racist, and it exists and it’s out there, and, you know what? I don’t want to have anything to do with it,” Johnson said. Read more here: NM Ex-Gov. Gary Johnson Says Trump Hurts GOP Brand By Appealing to “Racist” Voters
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