Here's EXACTLY what Cruz said:
You know, this is another issue on which Donald and I have sharp disagreements. On Planned Parenthood, he thinks Planned Parenthood is wonderful. I would instruct the Department of Justice to investigate them and prosecute any and all criminal violations.On ObamaCare, both Donald and I say we want to end it, but for very different reasons. I want to end it because it goes too far, it's killed millions of jobs, and it's hurting people's health care.Donald wants to end it because he says it doesn't go nearly far enough.And what was amazing in that exchange that was missing is for decades Donald has been advocating socialized medicine.What he's said is government should pay for everyone's health care, and in fact, a couple of debates ago, he said, if you don't support socialized health care, you're heartless. Now, liberal Democrats have been saying that for years.Now let me tell you if you're a small business owner, Donald Trump's socialized medicine, putting the government in charge of your health care would kill more jobs than ObamaCare, and if you're elderly, the result of socialized medicine in every country on earth where it's been implemented has been rationing, has been the government saying, 'no, you don't get that hip replacement, you don't get that knee replacement, the government is in charge of your health care.'I'll tell you this. As president I will repeal every word of ObamaCare.
Then there was THIS exchange between Cruz and Trump:
I do not want socialized medicine, just so you understand. He goes around saying oh, he wants it. I do not want socialized medicine. I do agree with him that it's going to be a disaster, ObamaCare, for the economy.In 2017, it will be impossible for us to pay for it if you look at what's going on. That's why it has to be repealed, for a lot of reasons; number one, it doesn't work, number two, premiums. You look at premiums going up, 25%, 35%, even 45%, and more. We have to get rid of ObamaCare. It is going to destroy our economy completely. Our economy is not doing well. It is going to destroy our economy greatly. And on that, I agree.* SO FAR, SO GOOD... THAT IS... IF YOU TAKE HIM AT HIS WORD THAT HE'S ACTUALLY AGAINST SOCIALIZED MEDICINE... WHICH... IS A QUESTION MARK AS YOU'LL SEE VIA CONTINUING TO READ...
Donald, true or false, you've said the government should pay for everyone's health care.
TRUMP: That's false.
* FOLKS... I DON'T KNOW... SOUNDS LIKE CRUZ IS PRETTY CONFIDENT; SOUNDS LIKE HE HAS EITHER A VIDEO OR A TRANSCRIPT READY TO GO...
You've never said that?
No, I said it worked in a couple of countries...
CRUZ: But you've never stood on this debate stage and [said] it works great in Canada and Scotland and we should do it here?
TRUMP: No, I did not. No I did not.
* MY BEST GUESS? LET'S PUT IT THIS WAY: "LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE!"
Did you say if you want people to die on the streets, if you don't support socialized health care, you have no heart.
TRUMP: Correct. I will not let people die on the streets if I'm president.
* DID OR DID NOT TRUMP SAY "IF YOU DON'T SUPPORT SOCIALIZED HEALTH CARE YOU HAVE NO HEART?"
* FOLKS... EITHER CRUZ IS LYING OR TRUMP IS LYING. AND CRUZ IS A LAWYER. I DOUBT HE'D BE DUMB ENOUGH TO LIE LIKE THIS. TRUMP ON THE OTHER HAND...
* AND YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY MAKES ME SICK? NOTICE... THE CNN ANCHOR... BLITZER... DOESN'T SEEM INTERESTED AT ALL IN WHO IS LYING AND WHO IS TELLING THE TRUTH.
Have you said you're a liberal on health care?
TRUMP: Excuse me. Let me talk. If people...
* I'D LIKE AN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION - WOULDN'T YOU FOLKS?
My plan is very simple. I will not... we're going to have private... we are going to have health care, but I will not allow people to die on the sidewalks and the streets of our country if I'm president. You may let it and you may be fine with it...
So does the government pay for everyone's health care?Yes or no. Just answer the question.
Excuse me. We are going to take those people and those people are going to be serviced by doctors and hospitals. We're going to make great deals on it, but we're not going to let them die in the streets.
* SO THE ANSWER IS "YES." SO... CRUZ IS TELLING THE TRUTH. SO... FREE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL BUT TRUMP DOESN'T WANNA CALL IT WELFARE - THAT SEEMS TO BE THE ULTIMATE ANSWER TO CRUZ'S QUESTIONS - OR AM I MISSING SOMETHING?
Who pays for it? ... It's a yes or no.
Call it what you want, people are not going to be dying on the sidewalk.