Though Beck did not refer to Trump by name, his question seemed to reference comments recently unearthed by Buzzfeed, in which the real estate mogul said, "No, I don't do that," when asked if he changes his children's diapers on a 2005 episode of the "Opie and Anthony" show.
Trump added, "There’s a lot of women out there that demand that the husband act like the wife and you know there’s a lot of husbands that listen to that."
Cruz, who has described his marriage to wife Heidi as an equal partnership, explained how he handled diaper duty as a dad to two baby girls.
"It's a parent's job. I can tell you with our girls, I changed a lot of diapers. Heidi changed a lot of diapers,” Cruz said. “When a diaper needs changing, whoever's closest jumps on the grenade, so to speak.”
Cruz, currently in the midst of a bus tour through Indiana, is campaigning with his daughters while his wife campaigns in Nebraska. On the decision to travel solo with his daughters, Cruz said 8-year-old Caroline and 5-year-old Catherine chose to travel with dad over mom on the campaign trail this week.
"So when Heidi was going to Nebraska, we asked the girls, 'OK, do you want to go with Mommy to Nebraska or do you want to stay with Daddy and do the bus tour in Indiana?' And the girls to my astonishment voted for Daddy and the bus tour," Cruz said. "Yesterday I took them out for ice cream which may have something to do with it. I bribed with them with sweets and food."