We have a presidential nominee who thinks the National Enquirer should win a Pulitzer.
Let that sink in.https://t.co/lSUAfJS8X0
— Peter W. Singer (@peterwsinger) July 22, 2016
Some things you just have to hear with your own ears to believe, but the GOP nominee just said that the National Enquirer should win a Pulitzer… and then he went on and on about how Ted Cruz’s father had a friendship with Lee Harvey Oswald
“There was a picture on the front page of the National Enquirer, which does have credibility,” he said, before adding that the tabloid “should be very respected.”
Of course, this is in reference to this:
In May, Trump had said to Fox News, “You know, his father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald’s being — you know, shot….Right prior to his [Kennedy’s] being shot, and nobody even brings it up. I mean, they don’t even talk about that. That was reported and nobody talks about it.”
The story Trump referenced had appeared in the National Enquirer and was immediately debunked. The Washington Post said Trump had made “a ridiculous claim.” Politifact concurred, saying that the photograph was “too degraded to offer much confidence,” and experts it consulted “consider Trump’s claim implausible at best and ridiculous at worst.”
Trump also said Friday that Ted Cruz never verified that that the photo didn’t depict his father.
But Trump didn’t want to let that die. Today, he reignited the claim by saying, “Ted never denied that it was his father. This had nothing to do with me. Except I might have pointed it out. But it had nothing to do with me. I have no control over anything. I might have pointed it out. But they never denied — did anybody ever deny that it was the father [of Ted Cruz]? They’re not saying, ‘Oh, that wasn’t really my father.'”