Trump's political consultant, Roger Stone, claimed on Sunday that everything written in the National Enquirer about Cruz is true.
He rhetorically questioned if the allegations were false, "Why won’t [Cruz] sue? It won’t cost him anything. To be absolutely clear — Cruz won’t sue because the allegations are largely true." He pointed to Cruz's hypocrisy as a "family values" candidate, while allegedly engaging in morally questionable behavior.
As for Cruz, he currently claims Trump and his "henchmen" planted the story, but according to the Daily Beast, it is Marco Rubio's "ally" who sent alleged evidence of Cruz's affairs to multiple publications, including Breitbart. (Breitbart did not publish the story because they could not verify the claims.)
Donald Trump released his own statement via Facebook about the National Enquirer story, denying any involvement in the scandal. This came after Ted Cruz accused Trump "and his henchmen" of planting the "garbage" story.
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.
Likewise, 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.
- Donald J. Trump
Surely this serious presidential candidate, had he not been involved, would want to create an air of professionalism regarding these accusations (although, we all know he isn't capable of that). Continuously referring to Cruz as "Lyin' Ted," definitely just makes Trump look a childish bully, swinging his fists at anything anyone says about him.
Hopefully the National Enquirer takes aim at Trump next — especially if they write something about his small hands.
The political landscape is abuzz with speculation concerning Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz and his alleged extramarital relationships with at least five different women.
Amid the ongoing war of words (and pictures) between the Texas senator and GOP front-runner Donald Trump, where both the candidates are dragging their spouses into the fray to get the upper hand, The National Enquirer claims to have acquired some dirt on Cruz.
“Private detectives are digging into at least five affairs Ted Cruz supposedly had,” claimed the publication, citing a Washington insider as a source, according to Gawker. “The leaked details are an attempt to destroy what’s left of his White House campaign!”
The actual story, which is not online yet, did not name any names but was thoughtful enough to mention the woman involved with the senator included a “political consultant” and a “high-placed D.C. attorney.”
Given the fact that the Pulitzer Prize Board, the body behind journalism's most prestigious award, has proclaimed National Enquirer a legit news outlet, and that the publication “went there” and used (badly disguised) pictures of the alleged mistresses, there is a possibility they have reasonable confidence behind their assertions.
In addition to that, the publication has been unfortunately accurate about quite a few presidential candidates in the past, like former senator Gary Hart, civil rights activist Jesse Jackson and Democrat John Edwards, for instance.
The Internet, as expected, has since gone berserk over the supposed sex scandal. In fact, some devoted Twitterati even managed to recognize some of the women featured in the issue.
Although the Cruz campaign has not responded to the rumors yet, the alleged scandal could not have come at a more convenient time. After all, the conservatives who didn’t agree with Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric and offensive statements were congregating to support the senator.
However, if the Enquirer’s accusations turn out to be true, the boorish billionaire would only have to fight Ohio Gov. John Kasich for the Republican nomination, and let’s be honest, the governor is barely in the race as is. Even if he miraculously scores some victories in the upcoming primaries, he still won’t be able to beat his opponent’s number of delegates.
Meanwhile, this is how people reacted to the #CruzSexScandal online:
It's kind of unfair that Chris Christie had to drop out of the race and the only thing he cheated on was his diet. #CruzSexScandal— President Trump (@Writeintrump) March 25, 2016
#CruzSexScandal shows how low colonial politics has gone. You might as well sell the presidency...— Chuck U Farley (@beckdrinker) March 25, 2016
Oh, my bad. You already do.
There were also some legitimate concerns:
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