Trump’s Rafael Cruz/Enquirer Tall Tale Inspires #TrumpConspiracyTheories Hashtag


6289606644_7b44e27eb2_bOn Tuesday morning’s Fox & Friends, the man who will soon be representing the entire Republican party very casually opined that one of his political competitors was the son of someone who assisted in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

It’s only the latest bizarre, head-scratching, and hopelessly confusing saga out of the Trump 2016 campaign. But it happened, live on-air Tuesday morning, as Donald Trump cited a — wait for it — National Enquirer cover story linking Rafael Cruz, the father of Texas Senator Ted Cruz, to Lee Harvey Oswald, the presumed murderer of JFK. While speaking with Fox & Friends Tuesday, Trump responded to criticism from Rafael Cruz by linking the senior with the Enquirer’s sensational hot take that he was photographed long ago alongside Oswald.

Trump said Tuesday:

“You know, there’s a whole thing and, you know, [Ted Cruz’s] father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald’s being — you know, shot. I mean, the whole thing is ridiculous. What is this, right prior to his being shot, and nobody brings it up. They don’t even talk about that. That was reported and nobody talks about it. But I think it’s horrible. I think it’s absolutely horrible that a man can go and do that.”

In addition to the claim that “nobody brings it up,” apparently nobody fact checks either; Trump’s assertions were left unchallenged by the Fox News hosts. The result — in addition to the usual nation-wide facepalm that will assuredly lead to a massive Trump victory tonight in Indiana — was a hilarious new hashtag that people on Twitter are using to bash the Donald’s argument: #TrumpConspiracyTheories.

Here are some of the best Tweets so far:

So what else falls under #TrumpConspiracyTheories? Leave your best in the comments section below, because we know you’re thinking of them too.

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