If you believe the polls, Donald Trump will effectively clinch the Republican nomination in Indiana tonight. Across the country, GOP voters are souring on Cruz and rallying around their front-runner. At this point, there’s no reason — at least, no political reason — why Trump hasn’t already morphed into the disciplined, conventionally “presidential” candidate he has promised the GOP Establishment he can be. So, of course, the presumptive GOP nominee suggested that Ted Cruz’s dad may have been involved in the Kennedy assassination Tuesday morning.
“I mean, his father was with Lee Harvey Oswald, prior to Oswald being shot,” Trump told Fox & Friends, referring to a weeks-old “exposé” from the National Enquirer that identified a Cuban-looking man handing out pro-Castro flyers with Oswald in August 1963 as Rafael Cruz. “And nobody even brings it up!”
“What was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death, before the shooting?” Trump asked, suggestively.
This brave line of inquiry came in response to a clip of Rafael Cruz imploring all Christians in Indiana to follow the Bible and vote for his son. Trump’s thoughts on those specific remarks were even more disconcerting.
“I think it’s a disgrace that he’s allowed to do it, I think it’s a disgrace that he’s allowed to say it,” Trump said, ostensibly calling the First Amendment a national embarrassment.
In comparison, Trump’s musings on Oswald were fairly benign. In fact, the Donald’s insinuation does have some explanatory power: If Rafael Cruz were involved in killing Kennedy it would shed some light on how his son, the infamous Zodiac Killer, learned his murdering ways.
Still, if the presumptive GOP nominee believes everything he reads in the National Enquirer, then he’d have to be under the impression that Hillary Clinton is literally dead right now. Though, maybe he is — that does appear to be a necessary precondition for his winning the presidency this fall.
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