After Attacking Ted Cruz’s Wife, Planting JFK Assassination Story, Trump Dangles SCOTUS Seat
Donald Trump has lashed out at Ted Cruz numerous times. When the two were opponents in the 2016 presidential race, Trump called Cruz a liar and attacked Cruz’s wife’s appearance. Most recently, Michael Cohen revealed that Trump was behind the appearance of Cruz’s father on a tabloid cover that linked him to Lee Harvey Oswald and the JFK assassination. Now, Trump has put Cruz on a shortlist of options for a seat on the Supreme Court of the United States.
For years, a popular question has been, “How can Ted Cruz support Donald Trump after Trump attacked his wife and family?”
Ted Cruz: how can you continue to support Trump after he insulted both your WIFE and your FATHER… the man has no morals
— RWB (@rwbmontreal) April 3, 2017
Cruz has always been a crook! How can he support Trump after what Trump said about his wife? My husband would never stand for that treatment of me or him!!!
— Rachel (@thinkingsmartly) July 6, 2018
Ted Cruz is hated here in Texas! No clue how he didn’t lose his re-election??? He is a total sleaze bag, how he can stand next to Mr Trump and nod his head in support after Donald insulted his wife is beyond me! Lying Ted is a good name for him.
— Barbi (@Barbi_______) January 12, 2019
One wonders how Evangelicals can support Trump after his vicious attack on Cruz's Wife & Father; during Debates. Attacked others as well.
— don larson (@followtheskunks) July 22, 2016
In 2016, Trump had a lot to say about Cruz and his family. He called his opponent “lyin’ Ted” in debates, speeches, and tweets. He tweeted an image comparing an unflattering photo of Cruz’ wife to a runway-ready headshot of Melania.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2016
There were National Enquirer headlines at the time suggesting a link between Ted Cruz’ father and Lee Harvey Oswald, and that Cruz’s father was tied to the JFK assassination. In his recent book, Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime ‘fixer,’ revealed that Trump was actually behind those stories. In an interview after the book’s release, Rachel Maddow asked Cohen if Senator Cruz knew that Trump was responsible for the rumors. “He does now,” replied Cohen.
Maddow: Do you know if Senator Cruz knows that Donald Trump approved that personally and made that happen?
Cohen: He does now pic.twitter.com/pEi14UV17q
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) September 9, 2020
After all of this, on Wednesday Donald Trump released a shortlist of names he’s chosen to fill SCOTUS seats that become available during his time as president. Ted Cruz is included in the list.
Sens. Cruz and Cotton on their inclusion on Pres. Trump’s SCOTUS shortlist: pic.twitter.com/Muj6i3Wa0H
— Phil Mattingly (@Phil_Mattingly) September 9, 2020
Despite years of having his family trashed by Trump, and the recent revelation that the president was behind tabloid rumors about his father as a criminal accomplice, Cruz responded graciously, saying he’s “grateful for the president’s confidence,” and calling the considerations a “humbling and high honor.”