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Trump: Cruz’s Father Helped JFK Assassin

Donald Trump made mainstream on Tuesday a tabloid report alleging that Ted Cruz’s father was with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before he is said to have assassinated President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Speaking with Fox & Friends by phone, the GOP frontrunner dismissed Rafael Cruz’s claims that his son is the candidate of God’s choosing, and then proceeded to parrot a National Enquirer report claiming the father was in New Orleans passing out pro-Fidel pamphlets with the future assassin: “His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to [Kennedy’s] being—you know, shot. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous,” he said. “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.” Fox News host Brian Kilmeade muttered that the report was unverified and full of holes, but allowed the candidate to steamroll any such suggestion. “I mean, what was he doing?” Trump continued. “What was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death? Before the shooting? It’s horrible.”