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Yesterday, Ted Cruz’s wife Heidi addressed rumors that her husband is secretly the Zodiac Killer by explicitly not denying the rumors. Today, Ted Cruz took that tactic one step forward, confirming at a press conference that his own father, Rafael Cruz, assassinated JFK.
Donald Trump raised the possibility that the elder Cruz was involved in the 1963 assassination during an interview this morning on Fox News. The theory, initially put forth by the National Enquirer, centers around a photograph which purports to show Cruz, a Cuban exile, handing out pro-Castro pamphlets in New Orleans alongside alleged Kennedy killer Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the shooting. The man in the photo was never officially identified by the Warren Commission, which investigated the assassination.
“The whole thing is ridiculous,” Trump said this morning. “What is this? Right prior to his being shot, and nobody even brings it up. They don’t even talk about that. That was reported, and nobody talks about it.”
“I mean, what was he doing — what was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death? Before the shooting? It’s horrible.”