Crazy people gotta be crazy. Even his Fox & Friends fluffers found this difficult to swallow.
Speaking with Fox & Friends by phone, the GOP frontrunner dismissed Rafael Cruz’s claims that his son is the candidate of God’s choosing, and then proceeded to parrot a National Enquirer report claiming the father was in New Orleans passing out pro-Fidel pamphlets with the future assassin: “His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to [Kennedy’s] being—you know, shot. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous,” he said. “What is this, right prior to his being shot, and nobody even brings it up? They don’t even talk about that. That was reported, and nobody talks about it.” Fox host Brian Kilmeade muttered that the report was unverified and full of holes, but allowed the candidate to steamroll any such suggestion. “I mean, what was he doing?” Trump continued. “What was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death? Before the shooting? It’s horrible.”
Sure, let’s make this insane man the GOP nominee. Facts? The Trump don’t need no stinking facts!
But Gus Russo, an author and journalist who has written extensively about the JFK assassination and Oswald, is dubious. Russo told McClatchy in an interview that Oswald, who was living in New Orleans in 1963, was not connected to the Cuban community there and would not have had a Cuban supporter helping him. “He was the ultimate loner,” said Russo. Another man seen in the video handing out leaflets had been hired by Oswald to do so at an unemployment office, according to the Warren Commission. Rafael Cruz also lived in New Orleans, but it was later in the 1960s.
As for the photo “evidence,” Russo said, “It’s very subjective. It’s not proof. It’s just an opinion. To charge something this big, you’d better have better proof than that ‘it looks like him.’”
The FBI would not comment about its photo recognition and aging identification techniques but referred McClatchy to a web page about its Investigative and Prosecutive Graphic Unit.
Update: Cruz spokeswoman responds to the insane lunatic:
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