Donald Trump supporter Adriana Cohen confronted Ted Cruz supporter Amanda Carpenter with an anonymously sourced tabloid story that Cruz has had affairs with multiple women, including Carpenter, during a heated segment on CNN Friday.
During a segment about Trump’s attacks on Heidi Cruz on “At This Hour With Berman and Bolduan,” Cohen leveled the shocking allegations at Carpenter. (RELATED: Trump Retweets Photo Mocking Ted Cruz’s Wife’s Looks)
Host Kate Bolduan asked Cohen, “Are you ready for Trump to move on [from their feud]? (RELATED: Trump Tweets Threat To ‘Spill The Beans’ On Cruz’s Wife, Cruz Calls Trump A ‘Coward’)
Cohen replied, “Oh, absolutely. I think we should move on. Where we should move to is The National Enquirer story that has reported that Ted Cruz has allegedly had affairs with at least five mistresses, including — you’ve been named, Amanda.”
Bolduan interjected, “I’m sorry. I don’t think that’s moving on at all, Adriana.”
Cohen responded, “If we’re going call Donald Trump’s character into question, I would like Ted Cruz to issue a statement whether or not the National Enquirer story is true that he has had affairs with many women, including — you were named, Amanda. Will you denounce this story, or will you confirm it?”
Carpenter replied that it was “tabloid trash,” but then Bolduan interjected, “Let me just be very clear. It will come as no surprise to our viewers. CNN has no reporting on what you’re talking about coming from the National Enquirer.”
Carpenter said, “What’s out there is tabloid trash. If someone wants a comment on it, they can talk to my lawyer. It is categorically false. You should be ashamed for spreading this kind of smut. Donald Trump supporters should be held to account for it, and I will not be intimidated by it.”
“I’m not spreading smut,” Cohen replied.
“I will continue to make my thoughts known about Donald Trump, and I am not backing down,” Carpenter continued.Interrupting the impending crosstalk between Carpenter and Cohen, Bolduan said, “I’m going to be much more comfortable talking about a National Enquirer report when CNN has done some reporting on that topic. Let’s do this: Let’s move on because I don’t want to talk about the message, the messenger, the intent of the message. And at least for today, please, ladies, I don’t want to talk about a National Enquirer report.” (VIDEO: Cruz To Trump: ‘You’re A Sniveling Coward, Leave Heidi The Hell Alone’)
Cruz has since commented on the National Enquirer article claiming, “It is garbage, complete & utter lies. It is a tabloid smear and it has come from Donald Trump and his henchmen.”