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CNN’s Anderson Cooper calls out Donald Trump

Cooper, during CNN's Republican town hall event, accused Trump of arguing like a five-year-old.

FILE. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at Valdosta State University on 29 February, 2016 in Valdosta, Georgia. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - United States presidential hopeful Donald Trump has been accused of using the argument technique of a five-year-old during CNN's Republican town hall event.

The news channel's Anderson Cooper asked Trump to explain why he shared a photograph of his own wife next to that of his rival Rafael Edward 'Ted' Cruz.

Cooper asked Trump about a tweet he sent with the unflattering picture of Heidi Cruz compared to a more flattering image of his own wife.

Trump's response was, "I didn't start it."

The following exchange then followed.

Trump remains the front-runner of the Republican Party as America heads towards next years' elections.

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