RNC Chairman Defends Trump Linking Cruz’s Dad To JFK Assassination

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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday defended presidential nominee Donald Trump, who again linked Sen. Ted Cruz’s father to President Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald last week.

“He’s got a right to talk about whatever he wants to talk about, however, I don’t think he was every saying this was some of factual information,” Priebus said at a Sunday press conference in Philadelphia, according to the Washington Examiner.

“It was something he referred to. He’s talked about it, he’s gotten off from it. As far as I’m concerned we can move on from it.”

Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort put the blame on Cruz for reviving the controversy.

“It was raised by Sen. Cruz on Friday morning after the convention, it wasn’t raised by Mr. Trump,” he said.

Trump originally linked Cruz’s father to the Kennedy’s assassin in May.

(via: The Hill)

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