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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump is staying strong in his attack of rival Ted Cruz a day after the first GOP debate of 2016.

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Trump called Cruz’s conduct at the debate “strident,” labeling his remarks about “New York values” in the debate as “disgraceful.”

Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Friday, Trump said the Texas senator “hurt himself” at Thursday night’s debate when he said that “everyone understands that the values in New York City are socially liberal or pro-abortion or pro- gay-marriage, focus around money and the media.”

Trump countered with an emotional recounting of his hometown’s response to the Sept. 11th attacks.

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Trump says “y’know, he’s a good debater, but he’s very strident, and a lot of people are not going to like that.”

Protesters briefly interrupted Trump’s interview in Des Moines, Iowa, chanting, “Donald Trump. Stop the Hate!”

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