Rafael Cruz Denies Link To Lee Harvey Oswald

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.”

Yep. David Barton, of ALL people, is complaining about outrageous claims.CruzJFK

  • Gustav2

    Too late.

  • Larry Gist

    I almost spit out my coffee at Barton’s quote…

    • bkmn

      We need the recording of that to play after every Rump ad that will be shown.

      • Guess?

        No. Barton should not be given any legitimacy whatsoever. He is far worse than Trump.

  • Michael Smith

    But he didn’t deny that Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer.

  • bkmn

    Someone is craving attention.

  • Butch

    Excuse me….I just thought of a witty response to that guy who insulted me at a party in 1988. Quite timely there, Mr. Cruz.

  • Ninja0980

    Little late isn’t it?

  • crewman

    David Barton:

    [Trump] 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

    Barton added, “He can’t do that. That’s my thing!”

    • Gene

      and with that, you win the internets for the day


    • Nic Peterson

      Because he’s a historian. Living large with his whole Jesus on a dinosaur thing. Smartest man in the room, just ask him.

  • bryan

    Yes the Cruztians don’t want us believing made up stories and lies. They should try to apply that to their bible.

  • Larry in Oklahoma

    Why NOW would Raphael even bother to claim that he was not in the picture. Raphael is not running for office and God did allow Ted to continue in the race. At this point, to quote Hillary Clinton, “What difference does it make?”

  • Okay, so that’s settled. But I still believe Ted Cruz is the Zodiac Killer.

    • Damn you – came here to say this! 🙂

    • gOf

      No question.

    • JB


      • Nic Peterson

        Oh that is so spooky. The signs are out there people!

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    • John Masters

      It’s not settled. Even Raphael admits he fought on the side of the Castro’s during the revolution (the Communist side). What an opportunistic tool that guy is.

      And, just to be technical, Trump didn’t actually make the claim, he just called attention to it.


      I believe he is both.

  • Jmdintpa

    STFU old hustler bible pimp.

  • Cuberly

    But did Ted learn his wife beating from watching his pappy?


    • Damn, not only is Ted Cruz the Zodiac Killer, but he is a wife beater, too. Tsk tsk.

      If you Google The Zodiac Killer, Ted Cruz is the third mention in the results. I hope we can get it to the top..

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Fuck, Ted – you’re supposed to LEAVE your mother and father and become one blob with your wife.

      Don’t you read the Bible and shit??

      • MB

        Hayull, Babtyst rayudnekks dont not nevur reed noe buuks.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      When it’s time to call a lawyer:

      when you get more emotional hugs from your father-in-law than your husband.

      • Cuberly

        Exactly. And, am I wrong in thinking that his dad actually sees Ted nail her, but keeps moving in anyway? Adding even more creepy to the crazy.

  • John T

    Irrelevant father of has-been sociopathic presidential wannabe says what?

    • abel

      I wish I thought he were a “has-been,” but he’s gonna be around for years to come. Texas voters will ensure that, they’re that stupid.

  • Todd20036

    So Cruz’ dad claims he had nothing to do with the JFK assassination, and Mrs. Drumpf says Donald isn’t Hitler.

    Well heck, I’m just loving this more open and sane GOP

  • WebSlinger


    The intellectual and moral hollowness of the ideology, its flagrant distortion and misuse of the Bible, the contradictions that abound within it—its leaders champion small government and a large military, as if the military is not part of government—and its laughable pseudoscience are impervious to reason and fact. And that is why the movement is dangerous.

  • RGG

    Oh Rafael, no one cares anymore. Your 15 minutes are over.

    • Gustav2

      No, they will spend the next four years on a speechifying tour gathering the faithful for the return of the political savior, Ted Cruz.

    • djcoastermark

      It’s not going to let go that easily. It will keep rearing it’s ugly —– ? for a long time to come.

  • Natty Enquirer

    It may not be adequately substantiated, but this claim about Rafael Cruz is not outrageous. Some of the puzzle pieces fit.

  • Brian in Valdosta

    If I were the victim of one of Trump’s ridiculously outlandish claims, I would have responded in kind, which is to say that I would have responded with more than a little tongue in cheek. Something like this:

    Mr Trump’s assertion that I consorted with Mr Oswald or anyone else linked with the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy are patently false on all counts. Furthermore, I would like to state that I did not participate in or have any knowledge of the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, nor was I present at or do I have any knowledge of the murder of Bugsy Siegel.

  • No Convencido

    With as many lies as have come from Cruz’s campaign and from Rafael Cruz’s own filthy mouth, ….we’re supposed to believe him? (Not to mention David Barton?)

    Ironically, these denials actually adds to the credibility of the accusation. In any case, this allegation has NOT been disproved.

    Where was Rafael Cruz when Kennedy was assassinated, and when did he learn of it? If Cruz can’t provide credible answers to these questions, it adds further to the circumstantial evidence that he was (is?) a Cuban agent plant.

  • Look at his hands. They’re YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE!

  • Jeffg166

    Such a liar. I read all about on the interwebs. It must be true.

  • Lumpy Gaga

    That’s the sort of answer you’d THINK would be on the tip of one’s tongue.

    Like, if someone asked me if I hung around in the Manson family, I wouldn’t have to think about the answer for WEEKS.

  • Jack

    Like he’d admit it. His denial is a confession.

    That’s the way it works, right?

  • Ernest Endevor

    So nothing about God’s change of mind?

    • Rebecca Gardner


      • Robincho

        Liver Crotchy. Eww…

      • MB


    • fuzzybits

      That would be the saddest Vegas act around.

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  • Rebecca Gardner

    Thank you Joe for wading through the insanity that is WingNutDaily so we don’t have to.

  • Silver Badger

    This individuals 15 minutes of fame are over. Time to move on.

  • Todd

    LMAO at the photo with this story.

    • Tina CRACKA Vane

      oh is that raphael in his younger days ?

  • gOf

    David Barton can eat a big fat bag full of dicks. Hello pot? Every kettle on Earth is calling…

  • EdmondWherever

    Can we send James Franco back in time to stop him from being born?

  • DesertSun59

    Rafael joins Trump in a challenge of ‘Who Has The Thinnest Skin!’ This is the new reality TV show that’s been sweeping the nation since last June.

  • NeverEclipsed

    I realize it’s an outrageous claim, but I still feel like it was him. I just feel like this is a conspiracy theory that could be true. It doesn’t mean he knew about the assassination, I just think it was him in the picture. Doesn’t matter now anyway.

  • William

    Here’s George H W Bush, looking calm, cool and collected outside the Texas School book Depository.

  • Outlaw Woman

    Looking at the bright-side of things …

    Raphael Cruz can be seen as one of the main reasons why his son Ted lost a lot of support, and the eventual nomination.

    As a bonus, the entire religious-right has lost a lot of influence withing the Republican party.

  • Mark Abbott

    Um, sorry it took so long to get back to you. I’ve hung around so many crazy and dangerous people in my life that I couldn’t remember for sure – Love Raffy!

  • I look forward to the day when Rafael Cruz is long, long forgotten. His son whatshisname, too.