The National Enquirer is once again attacking GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, but this time, the claims have nothing to do with secret mistresses. Instead, the tabloid believes they have uncovered photographic proof that Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, spent time with the John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald promoting the Fidel Castro regime. The publication had photograph experts compared images of a “mystery man” photographed with Oswald in New Orleans to that of Rafael taken during the same year and believe it is a match. Now, the tabloid is calling out Cruz’s father for spending time with Oswald and for promoting Castro propaganda to the American public.
The National Enquirer is on the offense again when it comes to voicing concerns about presidential hopeful Ted Cruz. The tabloid made bold claims about the GOP candidate’s father, Rafael Cruz, and his dark past. The latest rumors involve photographs and video of a group of individuals promoting the Fidel Castro regime in New Orleans. The video was taken back in 1963 and features a number of men alongside future John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald.
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While one man in the video was never identified, the National Enquirer believes they know exactly who he is, the father of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. To prove their claims, the tabloid took photographs of Rafael Cruz from around 1963 and compared them to that of the “mystery man” in the video and photographs with Lee Harvey Oswald. The publication claims that multiple experts in photograph and forensics have confirmed that the man in the Oswald video is Rafael Cruz.
Carole Lieberman, a University of California forensic psychologist, claims that “they seem to match.” While Mitch Goldstone, president and CEO of ScanMyPhotos, goes a little further to say he has a “high degree of confidence” that both photos (one known to be Rafael Cruz and the other of the mystery man with Oswald) are of the same person.
“There’s more similarity than dissimilarity… it looks to be the same person and I can say as much with a high degree of confidence.”
Though the National Enquirer captivated audiences with the seemingly definitive headline “Ted Cruz Father Linked To JFK Assassination,” the tabloid had no further evidence of the connection outside of the single video. Ted Cruz has vehemently denied that his father is the man in the photo, claiming the National Enquirer story is nothing but “garbage.” Though he says his father is not the man photographed, he does admit that his father once attempted to join Fidel Castro’s guerrilla army in Cuba.
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In Ted Cruz’s book A Time For Truth, the presidential candidate says his Cuban father attempted to join Fidel Castro in his mountain camp after a brief stint in jail for urban insurgent activities. However, Ted says his father only wanted to join Castro believing he was going to save the country. He claims his father had no knowledge that Castro planned to lead the nation with communism. After being unable to locate Castro’s army in the mountains, Rafael Cruz fled to Texas where he later denounced Fidel Castro.
Rafael has also admitted that he was “duped” by Castro, noting that he didn’t realize the future leader was a communist.
“The U.S. government was duped. The American people were duped. I was duped. When people ask me why I supported Castro in over-throwing the Cuban government, I readily admit that I didn’t realize he was a communist.”
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