Donald Trump talks a big game, but how much of it is true?

  • Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters during a political rally at the Phoenix Convention Center on July 11, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. Charlie Leight, Getty Images

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump can be a divisive figure, but everyone seems to agree that the billionaire businessman speaks his mind. Whether he always speaks the truth is another question.

    "One of the things I respect about Donald Trump is he's willing to stand up and speak the truth and willing to take on Washington," Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, Trump's 2016 GOP rival, said Wednesday after meeting with Trump in New York.

    Ironically, Trump hasn't always been straight about his take on Cruz's candidacy. When asked about whether Cruz should be eligible for the presidency even though he was born in Canada, Trump told Politico this week, "I don't know. I mean I haven't looked at it. I have not looked at it at all." Yet as Politico pointed out, Trump said in March that Cruz's birthplace is "a hurdle."

    Click through for a look at some of Trump's bold remarks from the past week.