Elections

Trump Implies Cruz’s Father Was Friendly With JFK Assassin

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent

Donald Trump on Tuesday brought up a National Enquirer story that alleges [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore]’s father, Rafael, was friendly with Lee Harvey Oswald in the months before John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

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

The New York businessman continued, “I mean, what was he doing — what was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death — before the shooting? It’s horrible.”

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The National Enquirer published a story more than a week ago alleging that Cruz’s father Rafael is the man in the video below handing out pro-Castro fliers with Oswald.

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“This is another garbage story in a tabloid full of garbage,” Cruz communications director Alice Stewart told McClatchy in response to the Enquirer story. “The story is false; that is not Rafael in the picture.”

The Enquirer story has a quote from Mitch Goldstone, president and CEO of ScanMyPhotos, California-based digitizing photo service, who said, “There’s more similarity than dissimilarity. . . . it looks to be the same person and I can say as much with a high degree of confidence.”