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Ted Cruz and Donald Trump join in criticizing the U.S. prisoner swap with Iran

Ted Cruz and Donald Trump join in criticizing the U.S. prisoner swap with Iran

After pillorying each other during the Republican presidential debate two days earlier, front-runners Donald J. Trump and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz toned down the personal attacks and instead joined in criticizing the U.S. prisoner swap with Iran as they sought to highlight their conservative credentials in separate appearances Saturday at a tea party convention in South Carolina.

The two candidates, battling each other at the top of the crowded field in the race to win the Iowa caucuses in two weeks, said that they were happy to see the release of four Americans, but that the U.S. had come up short in the deal. Cruz said none of the four had done anything wrong, highlighting in...

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