Pugnacious New Yorkers hit back at presidential candidate Cruz

U.S. Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Ted Cruz speaks during the conservative leadership project event in ColumbiaBy Anjali Athavaley and Melissa Fares NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ted Cruz – be careful who you mess with. Never shy in defense of their city, New Yorkers came out swinging – via social and traditional media – on Friday after the Texas Republican’s comments about “New York values” during a presidential debate. Cruz’s remarks, aimed as a put-down of campaign rival Donald Trump during Thursday evening’s sour-toned Republican debate, sparked a backlash from city and upstate dwellers, politicians and ordinary citizens alike.

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