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Ted Cruz Accuses Donald Trump Of Planting ‘Garbage’ Affair Story

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) bashed Donald Trump, Friday, calling the billionaire out for enlisting “his friends at the National Enquirer and his political henchmen to do his bidding.”

Christina Wilkie reporting for HuffpostPolitics: The tabloid released a story at the beginning of the week, claiming that Sen. Cruz had love affairs with five women without his spouse knowing. Cruz adamantly denied the rumors, which rippled through the Washington media establishment almost instantaneously. 

Trump responded to Cruz’s allegations in a statement on Friday afternoon:

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 not, but I had absolutely nothing to do with it, did not know about it, and have not, as yet, read it. I have nothing to do with the National Enquirer and unlike Lyin’ Ted Cruz I do not surround myself with political hacks and henchman (sic) and then pretend total innocence.

Ted Cruz’s problem with the National Enquirer is his and his alone, and while they were right about O.J. Simpson, John Edwards, and many others, I certainly hope they are not right about Lyin’ Ted Cruz. 

Despite having a bad reputation for indulging tabloid journalism, the Enquirer has also revealed to the public some of the major sex scandals over the years, including the extramarital affairs of former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) and golfer Tiger Woods.

Reached for comment, a spokesman for American Media Inc., the Enquirer’s parent company, also denied that the story had been influenced by Trump backers. 

“No one influences the reporting that The National Enquirer does other than our own reporters and editors. We stand by the integrity of our coverage and remain committed to our aggressive reporting on such an important topic,” a spokesman said.

By Stefan Paraber for GIA

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