Donald Trump sought Tuesday to link the father of Ted Cruz to the assassination of John F. Kennedy, saying Rafael Cruz spent time with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before he shot the president in 1963.
“What was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death — before the shooting?” Trump said Tuesday morning on Fox News. “It’s horrible.”
Trump, who has a history of spreading unsubstantiated allegations, was referring to an April 20 National Enquirer article quoting “top D.C. insiders” saying that Cuban-born Rafael Cruz was photographed with Oswald in New Orleans three months before the assassination.
Sen. Ted Cruz pulled no punches in telling reporters Tuesday what he thinks about Donald Trump, leveling multiple broadsides against the GOP front-runner's character.
Cruz's remarks — on the day of the pivotal Indiana primary — were prompted by Trump, in an interview earlier in the day, bringing up a National Enquirer story that purported to link Cruz's father to Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of John F. Kennedy.
Hillary Clinton apologized to an unemployed West Virginia coal worker on Monday after he and other workers confronted her about her plan to put them “out of business” in favor of alternative energy sources.
“I don’t know how to explain it other than what I said was totally out of context for what I meant because I have been talking about helping coal country for a very long time,” Clinton tried to explain to the man, identified by the Associated Press as registered Republican Bo Copley.
He pressed her on why she had disparaged the coal industry two months ago during a CNN town hall but now was promoting herself as a friend to those in the region.
May. 3, 2016, 5:27 a.m.
She fell off the stage the other day, did anybody see that? And Cruz didn’t do anything. ... Even I would have helped her.
Donald Trump, the GOP front-runner, speaking at a rally in Indiana on Monday. He criticized rival Ted Cruz for not helping his running mate Carly Fiorina when she fell off a Cruz rally stage.
Boisterous campaign rallies. Political ads every commercial break. Presidential candidates schmoozing with voters over pancakes.
In recent days, Indiana, which holds its primary Tuesday, has begun to look a lot like Iowa, the first-in-the-nation nominating state that has outsize influence in deciding each party's presidential nominee.
Indiana's primary, which falls late in the schedule, rarely matters. But with multiple candidates still fighting for both the Democratic and Republican nominations, Indiana is more consequential than usual in deciding who advances to the general election this fall.
When New York held its recent presidential primary, Rep. Peter T. King was quite specific about his sentiments: He cast his ballot for Ohio Gov. John Kasich, but that didn't mean he was endorsing his candidacy.
"If I thought that John Kasich had a viable chance, I'd come out and endorse him," the Republican lawmaker said on MSNBC, in effect tossing a bouquet of wilted flowers at the struggling White House hopeful.
If Kasich felt chastened, or confused, he was not alone. That odd linguistic formulation has been heard throughout this fraught election season, introducing a new dodge into the lexicon of tortured political locution.