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Trump Claim: Ted Cruz Killed JFK, or Something Like That

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The National Enquirer has reported that Ted Cruz's father was in cahoots with Lee Harvey Oswald somehow. Trump has been trumpeting this report. Oddly enough, the Drudge Report hasn't picked it up although just about everyone else has making for a strange inversion in the news cycle. I suspect that Drudge senses what a buffoon this makes Trump look like.

Trump accuses Cruz's father of helping JFK's assassin - POLITICO
 

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Trump didn't make that claim - the Enquirer did. Trump mentioned the piece, he didn't agree with it, just mentioned it's existence and commented that it sounded crazy. The exact same thing Lyin Ted the massive whiner did with the PAC ad that ran a few days before the Utah primary.
 

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Trump is only playing the same game he's played all year: say whatever ridiculous, outrageous thing he calculates will gain him the most attention, period.
 

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Trump didn't make that claim - the Enquirer did. Trump mentioned the piece, he didn't agree with it, just mentioned it's existence and commented that it sounded crazy. The exact same thing Lyin Ted the massive whiner did with the PAC ad that ran a few days before the Utah primary.

The clip I saw had Trump complaining that nobody was talking about the story.

From US News:

Then he [Trump] insinuated that Cruz’s father may have played some role in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. No, really. He brought up a questionable National Enquirer story claiming Rafael Cruz appeared in a photo with the assassin shortly before the murder. (The Miami Herald took a critical look at the claims)

“I mean what was he doing — what was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death, before the shooting?” Trump said. “It’s horrible.”

Trump bizarrely links Cruz’s father to JFK assassin; Cruz goes ballistic

From Politifact:

(Cruz’s) father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald being, you know, shot. I mean the whole thing is ridiculous. What is this, right, prior to his being shot? And nobody even brings it up," Trump said on Fox and Friends on the morning of the critical Indiana primary. "What was he doing — what was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death? Before the shooting? It’s horrible.

Donald Trump's Pants on Fire claim linking Ted Cruz's father and JFK assassination | PolitiFact

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Trump Claim: Ted Cruz Killed JFK

Close enough, he said it..

Must be true if Trump said it.. Bad cruz bad..
 
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