Chris Hayes: Trump Will Sue Cruz and Probably Has Standing Thanks to Iowa

"[T[here is no way we get through this campaign without Donald Trump suing Ted Cruz."

That's a prediction that MSNBC All In host Chris Hayes dropped on his guests, NBC News Trump campaign correspondent Katy Tur and the Huffington Post's Sam Stein. For her part, Tur was inclined to disagree. "I don't know. I, I don't think so."

Hayes predicted that Trump's lawsuit would be centered on constitutional eligibility questions but predicated on his assertion that the Iowa caucus was effectively "stolen" by Cruz.

"I'm serious. And yesterday, particularly all this stuff he's been talking about [regarding the Iowa caucus] how Ted Cruz is not actually a natural-born citizen. Trump now has cause, he has injury, right?" he rhetorically asked, referring to how a successful lawsuit requires the party filing the suit to have an injury needing redress by the court.

Here's the relevant transcript and video:

MSNBC
All In with Chris Hayes
February 3, 2016; 8:27 p.m. Eastern
live from Manchester, N.H.

CHRIS HAYES: So here's my, my, my prediction is there is no way we get through this campaign without Donald Trump suing Ted Cruz.

[laughter from Sam Stein]

I'm serious. And yesterday, particularly all this stuff he's been talking about [regarding the Iowa caucus] how Ted Cruz is not actually a natural-born citizen. Trump now has cause, he has injury, right? I mean –

SAM STEIN, Huffington Post: The standing question.

HAYES: The standing question, like, we are going to see Donald Trump sue Ted Cruz at some point if he's losing –

KATY TUR, NBC News, incredulously: I don’t know.

HAYES: – don't you agree?

TUR: I don’t know.

HAYES: You don’t think so?

TUR: I don't know. I, I don't think so.

HAYES: I’m not making predictions about winners and losers, but I am predicting that.

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