GOP front runner Donald Trump has blasted comments made by Ted Cruz’s father that it would be a biblical disaster if Trump becomes president.
Appearing on Fox & Friends, Trump said that it’s a “disgrace” that Cruz’s father is being given a public platform.
“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.
Rafael Cruz, an evangelical preacher said Monday in a Facebook video “I implore, I exhort every member of the body of Christ to vote according to the word of God. And I am convinced that man is my son, Ted Cruz. The alternative could be the destruction of America.”
Trump responded by pointing to his own Christian support base.
“You look at so many of the ministers that are backing me, and they’re backing me more so than they’re backing Cruz, and I’m winning the evangelical vote,” Trump said.
“It’s disgraceful that his father can go out and do that. And just, and so many people are angry about it. And the evangelicals are angry about it, the way he does that.” he added.
Trump also brought up an old tabloid story linking Rafael Cruz to John F. Kennedy’s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.
“His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald being shot. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous,” Trump said. “Nobody even brings it up; they don’t even talk about that.”
“What was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the shooting?”
The story was published by the National Enquirer which claimed images within the piece showed Rafael Cruz and Oswald handing out flyers together in 1963 in New Orleans, just months before JFK was shot and killed in Dallas.
In an interview with MSNBC, Trump spokeswoman Katrina Pierson defended Trump’s reference to the story, which was picked up by the Miami Herald.
“Really, it was just a shock and awe that it showed up in the Miami Herald,” Pierson said.
“Is there some suggestion, though, that his father had something to do with the Kennedy assassination?” anchor Steve Kornacki asked.
“Oh, I don’t know, and I think that’s why it was shocking and I think why Mr. Trump mentioned it, when the Miami Herald reported it, so I guess they’re looking into that,” Pierson responded.
Ted Cruz himself hit out at Trump Tuesday, calling the presumptive nominee an ‘utterly amoral’ bully, narcissist, pathological liar, and a serial philanderer who is scared of “strong women.”
“Whatever lie he’s telling, in that minute he believes it, Cruz said. “But the man is utterly amoral. Morality does not exist for him.”
Referring to this week’s primaries, Cruz added “If Indiana does not act, this country could plunge into the abyss.”
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com