"These attacks are garbage": Ted Cruz breaks silence on Enquirer allegations, accuses Donald Trump's "henchmen" of planting story

Cruz went so far as to counter-allege Trump leaked "completely false" story to "friends at the National Enquirer"

Published March 25, 2016 6:21PM (EDT)

Donald Trump, Ted Cruz   (Reuters/Carlos Barria/Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/Photo montage by Salon)
Donald Trump, Ted Cruz (Reuters/Carlos Barria/Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/Photo montage by Salon)

Ted Cruz has addressed allegations made by the National Enquirer that he has had at least five extramarital affairs.

During a last-minute news conference in Wisconsin, Cruz gave a prepared denouncement (later posted to his Facebook page) of the infidelity rumors, which he called, "completely false."

Cruz blamed the attacks on a conspiratorial effort by Trump "to enlist his friends at the National Enquirer and his political henchmen to do his bidding," which he said, "shows you that there is no low Donald won’t go."


I want to be crystal clear: these attacks are garbage. For Donald J. Trump to enlist his friends at the National...

Posted by Ted Cruz on Friday, 25 March 2016


Cruz's counter-allegation that Trump leaked the story to the Enquirer is not unfounded, considering Trump's reported "ties" to the tabloid.

Update: Trump issued his own response, via his Facebook, in which he maintained, "I have nothing to do with the National Enquirer and unlike Lyin’ Ted Cruz I do not surround myself with political hacks and henchman and then pretend total innocence."

I have no idea whether or not the cover story about Ted Cruz in this week’s issue of the National Enquirer is true or...

Posted by Donald J. Trump on Friday, 25 March 2016

By Brendan Gauthier

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