Tribe, a former teacher of Cruz at Harvard Law, told ABC News, “I don’t agree that it’s ‘settled law.’ The Supreme Court has never addressed the issue one way or the other, as I believe Ted ought to know.”
But citing Tribe as Trump did ignores what Tribe said earlier in the article.
Laurence Tribe, a professor at Harvard Law School, told ABC News that Trump’s alternative definition would mean that only citizens born in the United States would be eligible.
“My own view as a constitutional scholar is that the better view — the one most consistent with the entire Constitution — is the broader definition, according to which Cruz would be eligible,” he said, including anyone who is a U.S. citizen at birth and doesn’t need to be naturalized.
Trump also brought attention to the birther issue in regards to President Barack Obama prior to his 2012 reelection campaign.
While the Constitution didn’t define the term, US law did, but Supreme Court has never weighed in on the issue.