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Trump Denies Planting Cruz National Enquirer Story: I Had ‘Absolutely Nothing To Do With It’

Donald-Trump-via-Fox-screengrab-e1457478220922Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump denied allegations from GOP rival Ted Cruz that he planted a story in the tabloid National Enquirer claiming Cruz had an affair with a series of women.

“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,” Trump said in a statement Friday, “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,” he continued. “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. I look forward to spending the week in Wisconsin, winning the Republican nomination, and ultimately the presidency in order to Make America Great Again.”

The National Enquirer endorsed Trump, and Enquirer publisher David Pecker is reportedly close friends with Trump.

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