Ricketts: ‘It’s surreal when Donald Trump threatens your mom’

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While Donald Trump battles Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and others for the Republican nomination, he’s started a new fight with Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts.

Trump took the first swing yesterday with this tweet:

Today, Ricketts had his chance to get in front of reporters to respond to Trump’s accusations:

It’s a little surreal when Donald Trump threatens your mom. The fact is, whether it’s my mom or my dad on his Ending Spending stuff or my sister on marriage equality or my brothers and what they do or what we do with the team, we’re pretty much an open book.

We stand up for what we believe in. We support the causes that we think are important. That’s what America should be. That’s who we are.

Your move, Donald.

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