Ted Cruz compares Donald Trump to Austin Powers' Fat B****rd after Trump calls him a 'soft weak little baby'
Donald Trump has emerged the decisive winner of Nevada's Republican caucuses, leaving his main rivals battling for second place in an increasingly urgent effort to slam the brakes on the billionaire businessman's juggernaut.
Following Cruz's third place finish in Nevada, with 22.4 per cent to Trump's 45 per cent of the vote, Trump called him a "soft weak little baby".
Cruz posted a bizarre comeback on Twitter - the scene from Austin Powers where Fat B****rd tries to eat Mini-Me.
He also posted a message for Trump: "showing class and grace, calls me a "soft weak little baby." Hope he doesn't try to eat me!"
Mr Trump now has three straight victories - in the West, the South and North east - a testament to his broad appeal among the "mad-as-hell" voters making their voices heard in the 2016 US presidential race.