Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump on Sunday insisted that he had no connection to a National Enquirer report suggesting that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) had affairs with multiple women, but noted that the tabloid had a “very good record of being right.”
During an interview with ABC News, Trump insisted that his threat to “spill the beans” on Cruz’s wife, Heidi, only came after the Texas senator “started it” by attacking his wife, Melania.
“The campaign has nothing to do with it,” Trump said of the National Enquirer story. “I have no control over the National Enquirer. I didn’t even know about the story, I just got it last night.”
“The National Enquirer did a story, it wasn’t my story,” he added. “It was about Ted Cruz. I have no idea whether it was right or not. They actually have a very good record of being right.”
According to Trump, Cruz’s campaign had provided a near-nude photograph of Melania to group which used it in anti-Trump ads. But the billionaire declined to say what he meant by his threat to “spill the beans” on Heidi Cruz.
“There are things about Heidi that I don’t want to talk about,” Trump opined. “I’m not going to talk about them. I mean, you know, you could look, but I wouldn’t talk about them.”
“I’m just responding to what he does, I just respond, I counter-punch,” he argued. “But always the press likes to make me the bad guy. He’s the one that started it.”
Watch the video below from ABC’s This Week, broadcast March 27, 2016.
Legendary civil rights icon John Lewis unloads on Trump from the House floor: ‘I know racism when I see it’
Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) took to the floor of the House of Representatives to condemn racist statements by President Donald Trump.
As chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Lewis was one of the "Big Six" civil rights leaders who organized the 1963 March on Washington during with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I have a dream" speech.
"I rise with a sense of righteous indignation to support this resolution," Lewis began.
"I know racism when I see it. I know racism when I feel it," he explained. "And at the highest level of government, there’s no room for racism."
Kim Jong-un threatens to restart nuke tests as Trump’s efforts to talk to the regime fall apart again: report
On Tuesday, CNN's Brian Todd reported that the North Korean regime is on the brink of rescinding what little they promised President Donald Trump, as the future of his efforts to continue talks appear uncertain.
"Kim Jong-un's regime is once again in negotiation by intimidation," said Todd. "Just two weeks after their historic meeting at the DMZ, and President Trump's short stroll into North Korea, North Korea's dictator Kim Jong-un appears to be threatening to start testing his nuclear weapons again. In a new statement, Kim's foreign ministry calls the joint U.S./South Korean military exercises planned for next month a breach of the main spirit of what President Trump and Kim agreed to in Singapore, and says, 'We are gradually losing our justifications to follow through on the commitments we made with the U.S."
Republican freaks out after Democrat quotes Trump’s racist statement on the floor of Congress
Chaos continued on the floor of the House of Representatives during the debate on a resolution condemning President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four young women of color.
Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) rose to support the resolution, listing multiple instances of racism from the commander-in-chief.
As part of the list, Swalwell noted Trump's attacks on "sh*thole countries."
After he swore on the floor by quoting the president, Republicans freaked out.
Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) complained and got in a back-and-forth with Swalwell.
Collins sought to have Swalwell's words stricken from the Congressional Record, which would have banned him from speaking for the rest of the day.