Has Trump lost Rush?! Even Limbaugh thinks he's bonkers for JFK conspiracy theory about Cruz's dad

"It's kooky. It's absurd," said Limbaugh of Trump's statements.

Published May 3, 2016 8:40PM (EDT)

You know something's outrageous when even Rush Limbaugh says so. The right-wing radio personality commented on Trump's allegations that rival Ted Cruz's dad had been apart of the JFK assassination plot, according to MediaMatters.

The Rafael Cruz story, which originally appeared in the National Enquirer  back in March, was mostly ignored by mainstream media until Trump resurrected the tattle-tale early this week.

On the show Limbaugh said:

"Ted Cruz apparently has had enough. He has taken off the gloves, and he is just pounding Trump as a pathological, psychological liar. And it comes after Trump actually said that Cruz's dad met with Lee Harvey Oswald before Oswald assassinated JFK. That story originally ran in the National Enquirer, and nobody picked it up because it's kooky. It's absurd. But Trump brought it up yesterday, or maybe this morning. I don't know the timeline exactly, we have a sound bite coming up of it. And that may just have been the pièce de résistance because Cruz has just unloaded on Trump today.

Fox & Friends host Ainsley Earhardt questioned Trump on Tuesday morning on Cruz's father saying people should vote with "the body of Christ," meaning for his son. In response, Trump replied:

"His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald's being shot. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous. 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. What was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death? Before the shooting? It's horrible."

Limbaugh, who has leant more towards Cruz as the potential GOP nominee, was shocked to say the least, adding:

"Alright, now I know that there are several Trumpists who are going to believe this, and they're going to defend it, and -- like this brain-dead Trump supporter that Cruz crossed the street to talk to yesterday."

By Antoaneta Roussi

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