Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer told viewers Monday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” that Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz “highlighted the issue” by firing communications director Rick Tyler over a controversial video that falsely depicted Marco Rubio dismissing the Bible.

The video shows Rubio walking into a hotel lobby past a staffer reading the Bible, and subtitles in the video misquote Rubio as telling the staffer, "Got a good book there, not many answers in it."

Krauthammer, a Fox News contributor, said that by firing his communications director, the Texas senator and a GOP presidential candidate gave Trump and Rubio “an opportunity to pile on with those rather rough tweets.” 

He added that because of Cruz’s drastic reaction over Rubio video, the story became “the lead story” that everybody is talking about. 

“I am not sure he [Cruz] has cured the problem at all,” he said.

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