While I will note that Cruz’s father was in fact a militant who fought the Batista regime (which Fidel Castro defeated) and it would not be unusual for him to be caught up in the ugly web of Cuban militants with questionable histories (just look at the cabinet in the basement, one of the Watergate burglars was Cuban … with plenty of other examples including a guy who blew up a plane and was basically given safe refuge in Texas … not to mention those who were involved in the ugly Central American wars in the 80s…)
This is what Trump said just one day before the Wikileaks dump:
Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are back to trading insults. It’s almost like they’re unaware the primary is over. Mark Thompson (The Edge Podcast) and Elliot Hill (The Lip TV), hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“Donald Trump on Friday defended his attack on Sen. Ted Cruz’s father, again linking him to Lee Harvey Oswald, the man who assassinated President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
“There was a picture on the front page of the National Enquirer, which does have credibility and they are not going to do pictures like that because they get sued for a lot of money if things are wrong, OK?” Trump said at a morning press conference in Cleveland.
The GOP presidential nominee added that he merely “pointed out” that the picture was published and that he did not know nor imply that Cruz’s dad had anything to do with the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
“So they have a picture, and old picture having breakfast with Lee Harvey Oswald. Now, I’m not saying anything,” said Trump. “This has nothing to do with me. Except I might have pointed it out. But it had nothing to do with me, I have no control over anything. I might have pointed it out.”