Donald Trump looked to step on a Jeb and George W. Bush rally Monday, and went after Ted Cruz and the Republican Party while he was at it. Trump calling a news conference just hours before — and a few miles away from — the Bush event, Trump’s campaign issued a statement threatening to sue Cruz over his eligibility for the presidency if he does not take down anti-Trump attack ads. He also renewed threats that he could run as a third-party candidate for president.

“I have never ever met a person who lies more than Ted Cruz.” Trump told reporters at the news conference. In the written statement, Trump said: “One of the ways I can fight back is to bring a lawsuit against him relative to the fact that he was born in Canada and therefore cannot be President. If he doesn’t take down his false ads and retract his lies, I will do so immediately.” While he was at it, Trump renewed his threat to run as an independent. He claimed the Republican National Committee is defaulting on its pledge to treat him with respect because of crowds that have booed him during recent debates. READ MORE