Trump tweeted the attack tweet at Cruz, in which he references an anti-Trump ad featuring a photo of Trump's wife Melania during a risqué photo shoot in GQ Magazine. The tweet was quickly deleted, but repurposed so he could add his favorite nickname for his fellow candidate "Lyin' Ted."
This was the original tweet:
The final one:
Lyin' Ted Cruz just used a picture of Melania from a G.Q. shoot in his ad. Be careful, Lyin' Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 23, 2016
Cruz responded to Trump's tweet, calling him a coward.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) March 23, 2016