During Thursday night's Republican presidential debate, Ted Cruz battled with Donald Trump over what the Texas senator derisively called "New York values."
Fox Business Moderator Maria Bartiromo asked Cruz to respond to comments he made earlier in the week that implied his rival represented "New York values," what he described as being socially liberal, "pro abortion or pro gay marriage, focused around money and the media."
The Texas senator concluded, "not a lot of conservatives come out of Manhattan."
In response, Trump called New Yorkers "loving and wonderful people" and described the bravery and heartbreak he witnessed in the city in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks.
"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 said.
The Republican presidential frontrunner concluded by called Cruz's comment "very insulting."