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Cruz Responds to Trump's White House Elegibility Claim: It's Settled Law

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    Ted Cruz on Wednesday said his eligibility to become president is "settled law" after Donald Trump warned Republicans that selecting the Canadian-born senator as the party's presidential nominee could be a liability, NBC News reported.

    "As a legal matter, the question is quite straightforward and settled law that the child of a U.S. citizen born abroad is a natural born citizen," Cruz, a former solicitor general of Texas, told reporters while campaigning in Iowa.

    Trump on Tuesday revived questions about his GOP rival's Constitutional eligibility to become president, telling the Washington Post it could be a "big problem" for the party to select Cruz.