Donald Trump is blasting an unsubstantiated story accusing Sen. Ted Cruz’s father of associating with JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald prior to the 1963 slaying.
In a telephone interview with Fox News, Trump touted the story appearing in the National Enquirer.
“His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald being, you know, shot,” Trump said. “I mean the whole thing is ridiculous. What is this? Right? Prior to his being shot. And nobody even brings it up. I mean, they don’t even talk about that — that was reported. And nobody talks about it.”
The Enquirer last month published a photo showing Oswald and another man distributing pro-Castro leaflets in New Orleans in August 1963, a few months before the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
The tabloid claims the second man is Rafael Cruz — an accusation the Cruz campaign refutes and the Miami Herald reports has not been corroborated.
“We are campaigning on jobs freedom and security while Trump campaigns on false tabloid garbage. And the media is willfully enabling him to cheapen the value of our democratic process.”