Presidential candidate Donald Trump fired up his supporters on Monday during a campaign rally in New Hampshire after repeating a vulgar insult directed at his GOP rival Ted Cruz. At first, Trump did not want to say the profane word out loud but did it anyway to let the crowd know what it was.
The incident happened while the Republican candidate was talking about last Saturday's GOP debate. Specifically, he was telling his supporters about his answer when asked about his thoughts on the torture method of waterboarding, according to The Blaze.
Trump then directed his attention to Cruz, who was also asked the same question during the debate. As Trump was telling the crowd that Cruz disagreed with the controversial torture process, a female attendee shouted out a vulgar insult.
"She just said a terrible thing," Trump said while pointing at the woman. "You know what she said? Shout it out because I don't want to say."
But, even after the woman repeated what she said against the Texas senator, it still wasn't clear to the rest of the attendees. Trump then repeated it while jokingly reprimanding the female supporter.
"You're not allowed to say that and I never expect to hear that from you again," he said. "She said he's a pu**y."
Although majority of the crowd was shocked at what the candidate had just said, many of them laughed and cheered. After the rally, he explained that he only repeated what the woman said in order for everyone in the crowd to hear it, CBS News reported.
On the following morning, Cruz visited New Hampshire for his own rally. Upon his arrival at the state, reporters asked him about his reaction to what Trump did the night before. He simply said that it is not his style to insult his rivals and noted that Trump may have only acted that way due to his current status as a presidential candidate.
"He does not handle losing very well," Cruz said according to Wired. "He didn't like that he lost in Iowa, and his response is to simply yell and insult and engage in profanity, my approach is not to respond in kind."
"From the beginning of the campaign, when he and others have chosen insult, go to the gutter, chosen to go to the mud, I don't respond in kind,' he added.