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Trump links Cruz’s father to JFK assassin, channeling National Enquirer | Miami Herald

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Trump links Cruz’s father to JFK assassin,
channeling National Enquirer
HIGHLIGHTS

National Enquirer claims photo is proof that Rafael B. Cruz was standing alongside JFK
assassin
Cruz responds, "Yes, my dad killed JFK, he is secretly Elvis, and Jimmy Hoffa is buried in his
backyard."
Cruz’s father had been pro-Castro but had turned on him when Cuban leader said he was a
communist

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BY MARIA RECIO
mrecio@mcclatchydc.com

WASHINGTON —

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com/news/politics-government/article73449297. “The whole thing is ridiculous.” communications director Alice Stewart told McClatchy.html 2/5 . “The story is false. That was reported. They don't even talk about that.3/5/2016 Trump links Cruz’s father to JFK assassin. “What is this? Right prior to his being shot. 1963 . distributing pro-Fidel Castro literature in New Orleans.” The National Enquirer last month published what it said was conclusive evidence that Cruz’s father was the man photographed next to JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963. that is not Rafael in the picture. channeling a National Enquirer story that the Cruz campaign has denounced as false. channeling National Enquirer | Miami Herald Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Ted Cruz’s father.” http://www. Trump continued: “I mean. Speaking to Fox News Tuesday morning by phone. Kennedy’s assassin several months before he shot the president.” As the anchor mentioned the photo that allegedly included Cruz. “This is another garbage story in a tabloid full of garbage. August 16. Trump said Cruz’s father “was with Lee Harvey Oswald” prior to Kennedy being shot. and nobody even brings it up.Lee Harvey Oswald passing out Fair Play for Cuba leaflets… The Cruz presidential campaign fired back unequivocally. what was he doing — what was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death? Before the shooting? It’s horrible.miamiherald. and nobody talks about it. Cruz. of being alongside John F.” Trump said. Rafael B.

” Rafael Cruz wrote in his book. The photos of Oswald distributing pro-Castro literature are from August 1963. “When people ask me why I supported Castro in over-throwing the Cuban government. Sen. Kennedy said was carried out by Oswald.miamiherald. channeling National Enquirer | Miami Herald “It's embarrassing that anyone would enable Trump to discuss this. just a few months before the JFK assassination in Dallas. “The U. At a campaign event in Indiana. The American people were duped. who led the revolution that overthrew the Batista regime in 1959. And one report questions the extent of the elder Cruz’s connections to Castro before fleeing Cuba. "Yes. His son. It's a garbage story and clearly Donald wants to talk about garbage. Rafael Cruz. 2016 The explosive suggestion that Cruz’s father would have had any affiliation with Oswald is not corroborated in any other way. he is secretly Elvis. The man in the white shirt next to Oswald was never identified by the commission. The tabloid hired photo experts who compared the elder Cruz’s photos from the late 1950s and early 1960s with the ones released by the Warren Commission.com/news/politics-government/article73449297. to Lee Harvey Oswald https://t. CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) May 3. frequently relates his father’s arrest and torture by government officials and subsequent escape to the United States.” released in January. government was duped. and security for the American people. but there was a time he supported then-rebel leader Fidel Castro. The elder Cruz ended up at the University of Texas at Austin and still supported Castro. Castro formally declared himself Marxist in 1961. freedom. Ted Cruz. I readily admit that I didn’t realize he was a communist. my dad killed JFK. R-Texas.3/5/2016 Trump links Cruz’s father to JFK assassin. I was duped.html 3/5 . Cuban-born Rafael Cruz is now a fervent anticommunist.S. “A Time for Action. Ted Cruz will do what he's been doing.co/B0oVg3At3N https://t.” said Stewart in a statement.co/aypEOYCK31 &mdash. talking about jobs. and Jimmy Hoffa is buried in his backyard. Cruz told the press.” There are photos of Rafael Cruz participating in a pro-Castro rally in 1959 and an article in the student newspaper where he describes his support for Castro. and the http://www." Ted Cruz responds to Donald Trump connecting his dad. which the Warren Commission Report on the Assassination of President John F.

It’s just an opinion. Russo told McClatchy in an interview that Oswald. . expert witness The Enquirer has a testimonial from Mitch Goldstone. channeling National Enquirer | Miami Herald Enquirer is now saying it was Cruz and blasted on its May 2 cover that “Ted Cruz Father Now Linked to JFK Assassination!” “ THE FEATURE THAT IS MOST INTERESTING AND SIMILAR IS HIS INSINCERE SMILE. . To charge something this big. “He was the ultimate loner.” And Carole Lieberman. you’d better have better proof than that ‘it looks like him.com/news/politics-government/article73449297. a University of California .’” The FBI would not comment about its photo recognition and aging identification techniques but referred McClatchy to a web page about its Investigative and Prosecutive Graphic Unit. president and CEO of ScanMyPhotos. California. “It’s very subjective.html 4/5 . Rafael Cruz also lived in New Orleans.” Neither Goldstone nor Lieberman returned phone calls from McClatchy. . but it was later in the 1960s. an author and journalist who has written extensively about the JFK assassination and Oswald. It’s not proof. The Enquirer has focused on Ted Cruz during the presidential campaign with sensational stories about his alleged mistresses and supposed connection to the DC Madam.Los Angeles forensic psychiatrist and expert witness based in Beverly Hills. is dubious. a California-based digitizing photo service. which has endorsed presidential frontrunner Donald Trump. Another man seen in the video handing out leaflets had been hired by Oswald to do so at an unemployment office. who told the tabloid. As for the photo “evidence. “There’s more similarity than dissimilarity.” Russo said. Carole Lieberman.miamiherald. it looks to be the same person and I can say as much with a high degree of confidence. was not connected to the Cuban community there and would not have had a Cuban supporter helping him.” said Russo.3/5/2016 Trump links Cruz’s father to JFK assassin. who was living in New Orleans in 1963. The tabloid. compared the photos and told the Enquirer “they seem to match. But Gus Russo. said in a “declaration” published on a page of the story that the paper had been approached http://www. according to the Warren Commission.

we believe American voters have a right to know the truth about the Cruz family.3/5/2016 Trump links Cruz’s father to JFK assassin.html 5/5 . Maria Recio: 202-383-6103.com/news/politics-government/article73449297.miamiherald. @maria_e_recio RELATED CONTENT • Sen.” it says. “In this instance. Ted Cruz's father talks about gender-neutral bathrooms     MORE POLITICS COMMENTS http://www. LESLEY CLARK CONTRIBUTED TO THIS REPORT. channeling National Enquirer | Miami Herald by someone it does not identify during the New York primary with the photos.