Rafael Cruz, the batshit crazy father of Ted Cruz, has finally responded publicly to Donald Trump’s claim that he associated with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to the assassination of JFK. From World Net Daily:
“These accusations are totally unfounded and without merit,” the elder Cruz told WND. In response to Trump’s charge he met and associated with Lee Harvey Oswald, the man identified as Kennedy’s assassin, Rafael Cruz said “absolutely not.”
Rafael Cruz also said he was never a member of the Fair Play for Cuba Committee, an organization Oswald claimed to speak for during his time in New Orleans and for which he distributed leaflets. Rafael Cruz said it is “absolutely not” him in the photographs published by the National Enquirer tabloid claiming to link Cruz to Oswald.
Rafael Cruz was a crucial part of his son’s efforts in Indiana in the final days of his campaign, as the Texas senator unsuccessfully tried to convince evangelical Christians to back him against Trump.
Just before the Indiana primary in a televised interview with Fox News, Trump slammed Rafael Cruz’s call for the “Body of Christ” to support Ted Cruz. Rafael Cruz stated the alternative could be “the destruction of America.”
However, rather than limiting himself to Rafael Cruz’s remarks, Trump also referenced the National Enquirer report, asking: “What was [Rafael Cruz] doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death? Before the shooting? It’s horrible.”
David Barton, the author of the controversial New York Times bestseller “The Jefferson Lies” and a close adviser to Cruz who heads the pro-Cruz Super PAC “Keep the Promise,” charged Trump’s comments were typical.
“This is a pattern Trump has shown,” Barton told WND. “He will come out with some egregious, outrageous claim, and no one ever requires him to prove it. He simply says it, and it gets legs all on its own and becomes an earned media story for the next couple days.”