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Trump Calls Cruz A Maniac, Cruz Responds With The Song From Flashdance

He's a maniac, maaaaniac on the flooor. And he's dancing like he's never danced before.

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On Fox News Sunday, Donald Trump called Ted Cruz, who is gaining on him in certain polls, "a little bit of a maniac."

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In response, Cruz tweeted this:

In honor of my friend @realDonaldTrump and good-hearted #Maniacs everywhere:

Linked in Cruz's tweet is the music video to "Maniac" by Michael Sembello, famously part of the soundtrack to the 1983 film Flashdance.

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In the film, Beals plays an 18-year-old steel worker by day and exotic dancer by night who falls in love with the owner of the the steel mill she works at, played by actor Michael Nouri.

Kyle Blaine is the deputy politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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