Trump Responds to His Comments About Rafael Cruz-JFK Story

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Republican front-runner Donald Trump did not walk back his comments about Ted Cruz’s father Rafael being involved with Lee Harvey Oswald in the JFK assassination when asked by George Stephanopoulos on abc’s Good Morning America.

The story was thrown out by the National Enquirer a tabloid known for completely invented stories and an occasional accurate one. The publication is owned by Trump’s good friend.

Trump quoted the bizarre and uncorroborated story on Fox & Friends Tuesday, asking the hosts why it wasn’t being talked about in the media.

“His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald’s being — you know, shot,” Trump said Tuesday during an interview on Fox News. “I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous. What is this, right prior to his being shot, and nobody brings it up. They don’t even talk about that. That was reported, and nobody talks about it.”

The Cruz camp denied it strongly and immediately.

On Wednesday, Trump responded.

“What I was referring to was a picture that was reported and in a magazine, and I think they didn’t deny it. I don’t think anybody denied it,” Trump said Wednesday morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

“Now, I don’t know what it was exactly,” he continued. “It was a major story in a major publication, and it was picked up by many other publications.”

“I’m just referring to an article that appeared; it has nothing to do with me,” Trump said.

In an appearance on Wolf Blitzer, he said he knew the story wasn’t true but he was responding to Rafael Cruz’s comments attacking him.

Speaking with CNN host Wolf Blitzer, Trump repeatedly said he never thought the theory he cited held water: “Of course I don’t believe it. I wouldn’t believe it. But I did say, let people read it.”

We have updated this story to include the Wolf Blitzer video which occurred later in the day

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  1. “The Cruz camp denied it strongly and immediately.” the Cruz camp may have denied it. that’s irrelevant, where is the link to where Ted Cruz or his father deny it? still waiting!!! yes or no Ted, is that your father hanging out with LHO? yes or no??? put politics aside I would like a explanation on why his father was hanging out with nutjob LHO, just come out and say it not so, its easy, Oh and by the way, the MSM is the same as the National Enquirer, a tabloid known for completely invented stories and an occasional accurate one. they have become the TV version of the grocery store tabloid, WE THE MSM WILL TELL YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO HEAR!!!!

    • (1) I am not responsible for what my dad did in WWII, so what is the point in bringing up the possible association between Rafael Cruz and LHO? Oswald associated with hundreds of pro-Castro and anti-Castro supporters, so are they all responsible for the death of JFK?

      (2) Anyone who believes the government’s propaganda on the assassination should read Jim Garrison’s “On The Trail Of The Assassins” and Jim Marrs’ book, “Crossfire”, for starters.

  2. I have some knowledge of the history that most people do not have.

    Dad Cruz was involved in the Cuban exile community and in the area where Oswald was at the same time. The pictures are not conclusive but it may be him. Oswald was involved with both the pro-Castro and anti-Castro people. It may be odd to think that the 2 never met. But Oswald was the only one passing out pro-Castro leaflets. If Cruz was there he was just watching.

  3. Such a sad commentary on what our American citizenry has become. Each new generation of politician can make such statements is bad enough, but that it DOES NOT fall on deaf ears is the issue.

    We saw this with President Obama in 2008 and here we are, again.

    We Are Screwed-Oh, Ye Suckers (WAS-OYS)

  4. Such a sad commentary on what our American citizenry has become. Each new generation of politician who make such statements is bad enough, but that it DOES NOT fall on deaf ears is the issue.

    We saw this with President Obama in 2008 and here we are, again.

    We Are Screwed-Oh, Ye Suckers (WAS-OYS)

  5. (1) I am not responsible for what my father did in WWII, so why does this possible association affect Ted Cruz? I associate with many people at work and in school, but what they do does not mean that I had knowledge of it or condoned their words or actions. LHO associated with hundreds of pro-Castro and anti-Castro supporters, so does that mean they are all co-conspirators in the death of JFK? No.

    (2) Anyone who believes the government’s propaganda that LHO was the lone assassin should read Jim Garrison’s “On The Trail Of The Assassins” and Jim Marrs’ “Crossfire” for starters.

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