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Trump Is Still Talking About the Cruz JFK Conspiracy Theory

Trump says that Ted Cruz's dad is a "lovely guy," though.

by VICE Staff
Jul 22 2016, 6:56pm

Donald Trump must still be butthurt after Ted Cruz declined to endorse him at the RNC this week, because the official GOP nominee decided to trot out his old conspiracy theory that Cruz's father was buds with Lee Harvey Oswald during a post-convention speech in Cleveland Friday morning, as Politicoreports.

Trump told the crowd that he once met Cruz's father, Rafael, and that he was a "lovely guy." But the Donald finds it very odd Ted Cruz "never denied" the claim (originally posed by the tabloid National Enquirer) that his dad may have been tight with Oswald before the man assassinated John F. Kennedy in 1963.

Cruz may not have directly responded to Trump or the Enquirer back in spring, a move that the Donald somehow finds suspicious. Still, a spokesman did call the whole thing a "garbage story in a tabloid full of garbage" when it saw the light of day.

Trump, meanwhile, wants the gossip sheet—which nailed former Democratic politician John Edwards's sex scandal back in the 2008 campaign—to get its due.

"[The National Enquirer is] a magazine that, frankly, in many respects, should be very respected," he said Friday, referring to a publication that also once told us Cher had three months to live back in 2014.

Cher, if her Twitter activity is any indication, is not dead.

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