Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz is accusing Donald Trump of being partially responsible for the accusations of infidelity launched against the him by the National Enquirer.
Ted Cruz posted to Facebook on Friday:
The National Enquirer piece cited an anonymous source and accused Cruz of multiple extramarital affairs. Cruz pointed out in a Friday morning press conference that the gossip magazine piece ran the day after Trump’s accusation against Cruz for the Make America Awesome PAC ad including the Melania Trump modeling photo.
Roger Stone told USA Today via email:
Everything I know about these allegations I heard from credible reporters for the MSM…I played no role in the placement of the story.
Trump and Cruz have been locked in a battle over their wives since a Trump-opposing Super PAC ran an ad with partially nude modeling photos of Trump’s wife Melania aimed at Utah Mormon women. Trump accused Cruz of running the photo.
Lyin' Ted Cruz just used a picture of Melania from a G.Q. shoot in his ad. Be careful, Lyin' Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 23, 2016
Breitbart News reported on the exchange between the two top Republican presidential contenders that led Cruz to tell reporters on Thursday: “It’s not easy to tick me off. I don’t get angry often, but you mess with my wife, you mess with my kids, that’ll do it every time. Donald you’re a sniveling coward and leave Heidi the hell alone.”