If someone made this up and put it on a Lifetime movie, viewers would say it’s too fantastical even for Lifetime, but here goes.
1.BACKGROUND ABOUT THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER AND MR. PECKER
Mr. Pecker, who heads the National Enquirer, and yes, that is his name, is a good friend of Donald Trump’s as is Roger Stone who has been writing the really harsh anti-Cruz articles for the Daily Caller and who might have been behind the one in the Enquirer. Peck’s tabloid is claiming the unbelievable – that Ted Cruz has five mistresses.
It’s hard to believe he’s collecting young beautiful women on the side. The Enquirer occasionally has a real story but mostly just throws out slanderous articles and whatever sticks, fine. It’s the paper you see at the supermarket checkout you don’t want to buy but might well read on the sneak while waiting for your groceries to be added up.
The Enquirer used to concentrate on alien abduction articles but hit it big when they snapped a photo of John Edwards with his baby and baby mama. They were right about Gary Hart, OJ, and Jesse Jackson also but they are more wrong than right.
The Enquirer was more credible when it ran stories about 1,000-year-old aliens drinking the blood of Midwestern cattle or when they ran the story of Bill Clinton hunting aliens at area 51. Then there was the story about Hillary’s alien baby…oh, wait, that one was probably true.
The Enquirer endorsed Trump earlier this month.
The tabloid supported Trump before he became a candidate and they attacked Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush and Ben Carson. We’ve heard about the alleged dirty tricks by Cruz’s campaign but did you hear what this Mr. Pecker’s paper said about Dr. Ben, an esteemed neurosurgeon?
They were the authors of “Bungling Surgeon Ben Carson Left Sponge in Patient’s Brain!” The article alleged that Carson — the first surgeon to separate conjoined twins — “brandished a scalpel like a meat cleaver!”
This does’t meant Trump orchestrated it.
2. TRUMP LIKELY KNEW ABOUT THE STORY BEFORE IT WAS PUBLISHED
It’s likely Trump knew the Cruz story was coming out, though he says he didn’t, not only because his friends are involved, but because the National Enquirer has an editorial/legal requirement for research and attributed comment prior to publication, according to Conservative Treehouse
Others probably did as well. The campaign behind it is not believed to be Trump’s but Marco Rubio’s by several publications but no one knows for sure at this point.
The Daily Beast claims that Marco Rubio allies have been peddling the story and that it has been around for six months.
Got News is also blaming the Rubio campaign.
3. MR. PECKER SHOULD BE PUT ON TRIAL
Ironically, Donald Trump wants to put reporters on trial for “unfair” articles, according to his recent interview with The WaPo, but Mr. Pecker would be the first one up.
The claim is the Enquirer wouldn’t go there if they didn’t have the goods, but they have in the past.
4. THE WOMEN
Various twitter users think they know who three of the women are. The Gateway Pundit reached out to one of the suspected mistresses and she said, “It’s ridiculous. Anyone with half a brain knows it’s false….I don’t think the article is true. I can’t see Cruz being like that…All I know is it’s not me. There’s a reason they don’t use my name. It’s BS.”
What we know from The Daily Wire is this:
- Cruz’s alleged mistresses have been identified: Katrina Pierson, Sarah Isgur Flores, and Amanda Carpenter.
- Katrina Pierson, one of the Enquirer’s women and a Trump campaign SPOX has denied the story [would Trump plant a story about his SPOX?].
- Amanda Carpenter, another of the Enquirer’s women, has denied the story.
- Sarah Isgur Flores, in the center of the supposed de-pixelated photos, worked for the Fiorina campaign during the 2016 election. As goes the theory, when Fiorina found out about the affair, Cruz silenced her with a half-million-dollar donation. It bears repeating that no one has proof of anything, and Fiorina has herself endorsed and campaigned with Cruz since ending her campaign. Moreover, a photo from Flores’s Twitter shows Fiorina and the Cruz family being quite friendly.
- Cruz has denied the story and blamed Trump for it.
Amanda Carpenter said this:
“What’s out there is tabloid trash. They can talk to my lawyer. It’s categorically false. You should be ashamed for spreading this smut.”
She said a lot more, it’s worth listening to.
5. THE COLLECTIVE
The hacker collective – Anonymous – warned Cruz to leave the race or they would out him as a serial cheater.
6. CRUZ DENIES
Cruz has denied the story.
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) March 25, 2016
7. TRUMP DECLARES INNOCENCE
Donald J. Trump Responds to Cruz Accusations on National Enquirer Story pic.twitter.com/kOzGsJcDv8
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) March 25, 2016
Bottom line: If it’s true, I’ll eat spinach for a month. Maybe I shouldn’t go that far.
If this BS doesn’t work, they can always go to Gloria Allred and she could pull out some of those Herman Cain women who ruined his run for the presidency. Or maybe Gloria can find an illegal immigrant maid that Ted only paid $22 an hour.
Most of this is gossip right now but who can even picture Ted Cruz going to bed without being fully suited up much less…what they said?
Unfortunately, the Enquirer “story” is today’s political reality. Even if by some chance it turned out to be true, UGH! No matter whether you support Trump or not, you must admit he’s turned the presidential race into a reality show.
One of our candidates is under FBI investigation, another is an inch away from being a communist, still another is a reality show/businessman kingpin who wants to put reporters on trial and tweets mean pics, another might have five mistresses, and then there is the boring son of a mailman.