During the 2016 presidential primaries, Senator Ted Cruz's debate talking point on so-called "New York values" didn't go so well. His attempt to criticize the moral rectitude and quality of character of New Yorkers was met with a stinging response from then-candidate Donald Trump. "When the World Trade Center came down, I saw something that no place on earth could have handled more beautifully, more humanely than New York," Trump roared. "We rebuilt downtown Manhattan, and everybody in the world watched, and everybody in the world loved New York and loved News Yorkers. And I have to tell you, that was a very insulting comment that Ted made." Some pundits called the exchange the beginning of the end of Senator Cruz's candidacy.