Headlines that misinform (except my own) bug me. Newsweek had an opinion piece titled, “Trump Poised to Play the Birther Card on Cruz.” Usually I read “poised” to suggest preparation for imminent action, but there is nothing in the article to suggest that. What the article does say is, according to the author Anthony J. Gaughan, an associate professor of law at Drake University, Cruz is eligible. (I note that this is one of a series of recent articles in various publications from law professors saying that Cruz is eligible.)
Gaughan then cites remarks by Trump against Cruz’ eligibility, and cites another remark by Trump that all of the law professors he’s talked to say Cruz is eligible.