Less than 24 hours after accepting the presidential nomination from the Republican Party, Donald J. Trump appeared at a press conference/rally where he thanked volunteers and basked in their adulation. During the event, he talked about how “peaceful” and “love-filled” the Republican National Convention was, calling it the greatest of all conventions. He also mentioned how awesome the National Enquirer is and how Ted Cruz’s dad just happened to be buddies with Lee Harvey Oswald right before he killed JFK.
Yep, now officially christened the GOP nominee, Trump revived his smear against Rafael Cruz that was one of the main reasons Senator Cruz refused to endorse him for president. As you may remember, during the heat of the Republican primary, Trump floated out the notion that the senior Cruz was intimately involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. And, on Friday, there he was once again tossing it out there.
“I don’t know his father. I met him once. I think he’s a lovely guy. All I did is point out the fact that on the cover of the National Enquirer there was a picture of him and crazy Lee Harvey Oswald having breakfast.”
WATCH: Donald Trump repeats and defends Lee Harvey Oswald association, regarding Ted Cruz’s father https://t.co/DBijMyKSXJ
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 22, 2016
Yep, that’s all you did, Donald. Just asking questions. Just wondering out loud what’s going on. Just thinking that maybe ‘there’s something going on.’ I mean, enquiring minds want to know.
I guess this is that so-called presidential pivot we’ve been waiting for, huh?
As one would expect, there was a lot of chatter about this on Twitter.
I’m hoping for four debates this fall: Economy; foreign and national security policy; health care reform; Lee Harvey Oswald.
— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) July 22, 2016
Words you don’t want to say on the first day of being a major party presidential nominee: Lee Harvey Oswald. National Inquirer.
— adam nagourney (@adamnagourney) July 22, 2016
the idea that Cruz committed “political suicide” w/convention speech is as nutty as the Lee Harvey Oswald stuff https://t.co/rm8W8EwYng
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) July 22, 2016
*boards plane for short flight, assumed nothing wild can happen*
*lands, first thing seen are the words “Lee Harvey Oswald”*
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) July 22, 2016
I wait breathlessly for Monday morning to hear Mark Halperin and Joe Scarborough discuss this after slobbering all over Trump’s fascistic Thursday night speech.