Everyone who survived last summer's drama on Fire Island is asking the same question. "Donald, what took you so long?"

The feud between GOP presidential hopefuls Donald Trump and Ted Cruz escalated Saturday when the billionaire reality star turned politician brought up his opponent's hypocrisy on the issue same-sex marriage and his history of taking money from a pair of gay Manhattan hoteliers.

"Everybody understands that the values in New York City are socially liberal and pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage. And focus on money and the media," said Cruz during Thursday's debate. The comment set off a backlash of criticism against the Texas senator.

On Friday, Cruz doubled down on his anti-Big Apple comments by offering a left-handed apology to New Yorkers for "who have been let down by the liberal politicians in that state."

In a series of tweets Saturday, Trump pointed out Cruz's hypocrisy on the same-sex marriage issue by bringing up a fundraising event that the historically anti-gay Tea Party favorite attended in New York City last spring hosted by gay Manhattan hoteliers Mati Weiderpass and Ian Reisner.

The event with Cruz opened a Pandora's Box for Reisner, who had recently acquired over 80% of the commercial property in the upscale gay resort mecca Fire Island Pines. A high-profile boycott on Reisner's new acquisition over the Cruz party dogged the gay entrepreneur during his entire inaugural season on the island.

 


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