Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas greets his father Rafael as his mother Eleanor Darragh applauds during a rally in Des Moines, Iowa. Republican front-runner Donald Trump rehashed claims Tuesday that his rival Ted Cruz’'s father has links to President John F. Kennedy’'s assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.

Cruz reacts with ferocity to Trump’s attempted smear of his father

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Sen. Ted Cruz unloaded on GOP front-runner Donald Trump Tuesday morning after Trump pushed a bizarre tabloid story claiming “Ted Cruz Father Linked to JFK Assassination!” The story, in a tabloid run by Trump pal David Pecker, features a photo purporting to show Rafael Cruz with Lee Harvey Oswald as Oswald was passing out pro-Commnist-Cuba leaflets in New Orleans just months before Kennedy’s assassination.

The story is pure fiction, except that it doesn’t advertise itself as fiction. It was good enough for Trump, however. On Fox News Tuesday morning, Trump presented the tabloid story as fact: “His father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald’s being, you know, shot,” Trump said. “Nobody even brings it up, I mean they don’t even talk about that. That was reported and nobody talks about it.”

“I mean, what was he doing — what was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death?” Trump continued. “Before the shooting? It’s horrible!”

In his video response, Cruz noted that Trump has used Pecker to run tabloid hit pieces on other innocents, and then Cruz ripped  Trump as an “utterly amoral,” “pathological liar” and “narcissist” at a level “I don’t think this country has ever seen.”

Cruz went on to declare that Trump is a “bully” who’s fearful of strong women and has such “deep caverns of insecurity” he’s compelled to build tall buildings with his name on them. Watch Cruz’s response immediately below.

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