Trump In Hog Heaven Over Unsourced National Enquirer Claim Of Cruz Affairs

AP

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump responded Friday to his rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) suggesting he planted an unsubstantiated report in the National Enquirer alleging he’d been unfaithful to his wife.

Trump said in a statement that he had “absolutely nothing to do with” the story, which alleged the freshman senator had multiple extramarital affairs.

After disavowing any role in the story being published, Trump went on to suggest the tabloid, which broke the story of former Democratic presidential candidate and then-Sen. John Edwards’ (D-NC) infidelity, was a reputable source.

“I have nothing to do with the National Enquirer and unlike Lyin’ Ted Cruz I do not surround myself with political hacks and henchman and then pretend total innocence,” the statement, attributed to Trump, read. “Ted Cruz’s problem with the National Enquirer is his and his alone, and while they were right about O.J. Simpson, John Edwards and many others, I certainly hope they are not right about Lyin’ Ted Cruz.”

Here’s the full statement:

I have no idea whether or not the cover story about Ted Cruz in this week’s issue of the National Enquirer is true or not, but I had absolutely nothing to do with it, did not know about it, and have not as yet, read it. I have nothing to do with the National Enquirer and unlike Lyin’ Ted Cruz I do not surround myself with political hacks and henchman and then pretend total innocence. Ted Cruz’s problem with the National Enquirer is his and his alone, and while they were right about O.J. Simpson, John Edwards and many others, I certainly hope they are not right about Lyin’ Ted Cruz. I look forward to spending the week in Wisconsin, winning the Republican nomination and ultimately the Presidency in order to Make America Great Again.

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