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Brody File Video Exclusive: Ted Cruz's Plea To Iowa Pastors At Private Meeting: Stop Trump!


In video obtained exclusively by The Brody File, Ted Cruz says it’s up to Iowa pastors to stop Donald Trump from winning the Iowa Caucus or the billionaire from New York will be, unstoppable. “If Donald wins Iowa, he right now has a substantial lead in New Hampshire, if he went on to win New Hampshire as well, there is a very good chance he could be unstoppable and be our nominee,” Cruz told pastors at a private meeting in Cedar Rapids this afternoon. Cruz also pleaded with them to support him for one very notable reason. “Even if you’re thinking about another candidate, the simple reality is there’s only one campaign that can beat Trump in this state, and if conservatives simply stand up and unite, that’s everything.”

The American Renewal Project sponsored the private pastors event, which has been a driving force in presidential politics by mobilizing pastors to run for political office and having presidential candidates speak before hundreds of pastors. Cruz has spoken at a number of events. Marco Rubio did a similar event back in November.

For Cruz, it’s pretty simple. He wins Iowa if evangelical pastors get behind him AND make sure the bulk of their congregations are caucusing on Monday night. The Brody File will be in Iowa this week watching it all unfold.

The Brody File also conducted a one-on-one sit-down interview with Cruz in Des Moines Iowa Monday evening. Video clips moving soon.

MANDATORY COURTESY: CBN NEWS/ THE BRODY FILE




Ted Cruz: “We talked before about the politics of this being effectively a two man race between me and Donald Trump, let me talk for a moment if you happen to be thinking about another candidate beyond the two of us. There are a lot of good people in this race. There are a lot of people who I like, who I respect, who are friends of mine, who I have no intention of insulting or denigrating. But I will say right now, between Donald and me, this is neck and neck. It is an absolute dead heat. And if Donald wins Iowa, he right now has a substantial lead in New Hampshire, if he went on to win New Hampshire as well, there is a very good chance he could be unstoppable and be our nominee. And the next seven days in Iowa will determine whether or not that happens. So even if you’re thinking about another candidate, the simple reality is there’s only one campaign that can beat Trump in this state, and if conservatives simply stand up and unite, that’s everything.”

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# RE: Brody File Video Exclusive: Ted Cruz's Plea To Iowa Pastors At Private Meeting: Stop Trump!

Why on earth would you leak this PRIVATE video? More ammo for Trump? Ugh...
Left by Yo on Jan 25, 2016 10:44 PM

# RE: Brody File Video Exclusive: Ted Cruz's Plea To Iowa Pastors At Private Meeting: Stop Trump!

If you stop Trump you'll be giving Hillary Clinton an engraved invitation to take the whitehouse. Trump is the only candidate that stands a chance at beating her and the only one that can save our nation.
Left by Red on Jan 25, 2016 10:55 PM

# RE: Brody File Video Exclusive: Ted Cruz's Plea To Iowa Pastors At Private Meeting: Stop Trump!

Definition. A Citizen of the United States is a person domiciled in the United States, for whom rights, privileges and immunities are set forth in the United States Constitution. A native born Citizen of the United States is a person who was born in the United States, and has been, since birth, a Citizen of the United States. A natural born Citizen of the United States is a native born Citizen of the United States, born exclusively of Citizens of the United States. A naturalized Citizen of the United States is a Citizen of the United States who is not a natural born Citizen of the United States.
Left by agcala on Jan 25, 2016 11:39 PM

# RE: Brody File Video Exclusive: Ted Cruz's Plea To Iowa Pastors At Private Meeting: Stop Trump!

Cruz 2016!
Left by aloha on Jan 26, 2016 3:03 AM

# RE: Brody File Video Exclusive: Ted Cruz's Plea To Iowa Pastors At Private Meeting: Stop Trump!

2016 will be known as the Great Year because we will elect our greatest President ever in the history of our country --- Donald Trump!!!
Left by waterchristianstore.com on Jan 26, 2016 3:15 AM

# RE: Brody File Video Exclusive: Ted Cruz's Plea To Iowa Pastors At Private Meeting: Stop Trump!

I think Ted means everything to him as in for Ted. Been watching you and I believe you serve someone but is it the party or the people? Remember the people Ted and stop worrying about "the race". God is more important than winning.
Left by see on Jan 26, 2016 7:00 AM

# RE: Brody File Video Exclusive: Ted Cruz's Plea To Iowa Pastors At Private Meeting: Stop Trump!

“Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”
I am always at a loss when a "believer" acts like every candidate must align perfectly with their faith/beliefs. It underlines the 'head in the clouds' ignorance that, of late, seems to permeate the faith based voting block AND that could have caused many seats being lost. Politics is not a 'church' based arena and certainly if one studies even the early Presidents we see many who either had very little 'faith' or never spoke of it. Jefferson is a perfect example. What America needs now is a strong capitalist who believes in the Rights guaranteed in the Constitution (thru a Divine Creator) and not necessarily a 'Bible quoting' candidate. If we lose this election we will see oppression on a level never consider within the borders of the U.S. I suppose then real Faith will blossom but in cellars and in hiding.
Left by RogrDane on Jan 26, 2016 7:58 AM

# RE: Brody File Video Exclusive: Ted Cruz's Plea To Iowa Pastors At Private Meeting: Stop Trump!

could we not say this is a desperate act by someone who has lost the bullypulpit? will they listen? pastors do not have the control to tell there flock who to vote for, besides is it not illegal?
Left by carl6352 on Jan 26, 2016 9:30 AM

# RE: Brody File Video Exclusive: Ted Cruz's Plea To Iowa Pastors At Private Meeting: Stop Trump!

Who meets the criteria of a Biblically based candidate, Trump or Cruz? There are certain things believers in Christ are to follow when choosing their leaders, here is a few things to remember (link).

http://providencefoundation.com/?page_id=3673
Left by celmak on Jan 26, 2016 9:37 AM

# RE: Brody File Video Exclusive: Ted Cruz's Plea To Iowa Pastors At Private Meeting: Stop Trump!

Cruz uses the Lord's name in vain attempts as self aggrandizement. No thanks.
Left by life5678 on Jan 26, 2016 10:25 AM

# RE: Brody File Video Exclusive: Ted Cruz's Plea To Iowa Pastors At Private Meeting: Stop Trump!

This is an effort to diffuse the Republican parties only hope to defeat Hillary Clinton.

Cruz has no chance since to win, but wants only to upset the chance of someone the people resonate with.

The status quo would have issues continuing their gravy train at our expense if an outsider is elected.

None of the candidates are true Christians, they only use that moniker to get votes.

God Bless and take care to discern, but not judge.
Left by Bogomip on Jan 26, 2016 10:31 AM

# RE: Brody File Video Exclusive: Ted Cruz's Plea To Iowa Pastors At Private Meeting: Stop Trump!

My 11 year old son and I were concerned about Trump's boastful words about the loyalty of his "people". It reminded us of something, so we decided to illustrate, in an exaggerated fashion, the seriousness of a potential world leader saying such things. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=f2AtvoN2h3M
Left by DramaDude on Jan 26, 2016 12:20 PM

# RE: Brody File Video Exclusive: Ted Cruz's Plea To Iowa Pastors At Private Meeting: Stop Trump!

Same pastors that support and even encourage illegal aliens in the USA?
Left by pfwag on Jan 26, 2016 12:21 PM

# RE: Brody File Video Exclusive: Ted Cruz's Plea To Iowa Pastors At Private Meeting: Stop Trump!

Liberty University has endorsed Trump as has the Black Pastors Coalition. Senator Cruz is a wonderful Senator for Texas, however, against a match up on the other side of the aisle he would lose and his birthright would be continually in the spot light by the media. He is heavily invested by the super pac's where as Trump has no affiliation with any and spending his own money. In a head to head he is the only candidate who can win in the national elections. His stance on immigration, business sense in job creation, and his stance on Christians being persecuted in the Middle East and stopping the Syrian refugee's until there is an absolute vetting in process in play + bring in the Christians being killed and are being denied entry by the Obama administration. Someday will be Senator Cruz's time but not now.
Left by sasintexas on Jan 26, 2016 12:37 PM

# RE: Brody File Video Exclusive: Ted Cruz's Plea To Iowa Pastors At Private Meeting: Stop Trump!

I have a hard time believing that Cruz is the best candidate to run against Hillary Clinton.
Left by Gabriel Serafin on Jan 26, 2016 12:56 PM

# RE: Brody File Video Exclusive: Ted Cruz's Plea To Iowa Pastors At Private Meeting: Stop Trump!

The state of evangelicalism today is in a dilapidated state. Most New Testament professors don't even believe in the doctrine of Inerrancy. I'm sure thousands of conservative pastors, in their ignorance, are supporting Trump even though Trump is not a conservative nor a Christian.
Left by G7 on Jan 26, 2016 1:06 PM

# RE: Brody File Video Exclusive: Ted Cruz's Plea To Iowa Pastors At Private Meeting: Stop Trump!

Cruz needs to start appealing to all the poultry, dairy, and livestock producers in Iowa who have been damaged by the ethanol industry. They have to compete with the government ethanol subsidies for feed. Totally unfair. And the consumer winds up paying more for eggs, milk, meat, and gasoline. Isn't the Governor's son a big wig in the ethanol business. Talk about a conflict of interest.
Where are Cruz's advisors? Oh yeah. They are at the bank cashing their checks instead of doing their job.
Left by Gloriosa5 on Jan 26, 2016 1:29 PM

# RE: Brody File Video Exclusive: Ted Cruz's Plea To Iowa Pastors At Private Meeting: Stop Trump!

You'd think Ted Cruz would've better prepared himself before announcing his run for President in 2016.

With the Canadian citizenship issue, not declaring loans and other missteps ..like embracing crazy Glenn Beck's 'Teddy Bears & soccer balls' giveaway to illegals, he's created a huge distraction for himself.

Had Cruz cleared-up his citizenship and other issues, he would've easily been the GOP front-runner this year. But now after this heated and damaging bickering between candidates, it's only going to make future runs that much more difficult.


Left by Maxwell on Jan 26, 2016 1:33 PM

# RE: Brody File Video Exclusive: Ted Cruz's Plea To Iowa Pastors At Private Meeting: Stop Trump!

The Catholic candidate of the anti-Christ denomination seeks the help of Protestant pastors.
In light of the most recent betrayal, lead by traitor, Paul Ryan, isn't it time we vet these candidates, or are we just the right wing version of, “I want my ObaMao phone?”
The first troubling Ted Cruz red flag occurred when he booked a speaking engagement with the Middle Eastern Christians group. Everything was going fine until Cruz began sucking up to Israel, and the audience, all too familiar with the reality of living with Zionism, began to boo. Cruz shamed them for being anti-Christian as he sided with the Satanists occupying Palestine. Clearly, Cruz booked this engagement, in order to suck up to Israel, by throwing Middle Eastern Christians under the bus.
Left by delquattro on Jan 26, 2016 2:14 PM