Immediately after the GOP convention, Donald Trump redirected his attention toward his former opponent Ted Cruz and repeated the claim that Cruz's father was involved in the assassination of President Kennedy.
Given the extreme nature of that claim, RNC chairman and toiletry product Reince Priebus was asked to answer for it at a press conference yesterday.
“He’s got a right to talk about whatever he wants to talk about, however, I don’t think he was ever saying this was some [sort] of factual information,” Priebus said at a Sunday press conference in Philadelphia, according to the Washington Examiner.
“It was something he referred to. He’s talked about it, he’s gotten off from it. As far as I’m concerned we can move on from it.”
It's not normal for a presidential nominee to accuse a rival's family of killing a former president. Whether or not Trump truly meant it is immaterial. He said what he said. Priebus has conceded that it's a lie.
Rriebus might want to move on from it, but I guarantee Trump isn't done with this one. And if it isn't Ted Cruz's father, it's something else. If a party has ever been forced to apologize for their nominee as much as the GOP is forced to apologize for Trump, it was before my time.