During a recent interview, Donald Trump said that it was Ted Cruz that was “vicious” and “violent” during the 2016 primary, and that Cruz struck against Trump first. This is gaslighting of the highest order, as Trump was the one who insulted every possible member of Cruz’s family tree. But Trump swears that all of that is behind them now, and that they are super good friends today. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what’s happening.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced