At the beginning of 2016, Donald Trump made a brief issue out of the fact that Ted Cruz was born in Canada. The New York Times wrote about this in January, noting Cruz’s comical response via Twitter.
This weekend, a different person born at the Foothills Medical Center in Calgary is in Trump’s crosshairs: New York Times reporter Susanne Craig (pictured), who over the weekend revealed details from Trump’s 1995 tax returns after receiving partial copies of those documents in the mail. Chatting with Calgary Sun columnist Michael Platt in the wake of her big scoop with David Barstow, Craig deadpanned:
Craig, a former Calgary Herald intern who got her start writing stories for [weekly student newspaper] The Gauntlet, while studying political science at the University of Calgary, laughs when it’s suggested Trump has been haunted by Calgary this campaign.
“And I was born at the Foothills hospital, just like Cruz—it must be a conspiracy,” she says.
Craig interned at the Herald in the summers of 1990 and 1991. She then interned at the Windsor Star, where she was eventually hired. Craig would go on to work for the Toronto Globe and Mail and Wall Street Journal before joining the Times in 2010.
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