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Not Intended to Be a Factual Statement

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

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.

  • muselet

    Reince Priebus is lying (not impossible), he’s the most deluded human being ever to draw breath (not impossible), or Donald Trump has kidnapped his family (not impossible, if unlikely). I can see a reasonable argument being made for each of those possibilities. Regardless, Donald Trump has been serious as the proverbial about Rafael Cruz’s connection to the Kennedy assassination.

    Also beyond any doubt is that Priebus has given up clinging to the last shreds of his dignity and has decided to eat shit and howl at the moon like a good Trump follower.

    Raise your hand if you didn’t see this coming.


    • Aynwrong

      Please don’t confuse the up vote for a raised hand.

  • Badgerite

    So, Rinse P plans to follow this guy around with a mop for 4 years to try to clean up the messes he makes?
    Sounds like a plan. I would give the guy the nuclear codes. Why not? What could go wrong?

  • Aynwrong

    Some reporter should ask Priebus if he ever makes himself want to throw up.

  • Draxiar

    Priebus is the parent in the restaurant that has to apologize to everyone around him for his kid being a loud, undisciplined monster that won’t stop running around bothering people and throwing tantrums when asked to sit down and eat.

    • mnpollio

      You forgot the part where the parent themselves (i.e., Priebus) will take no responsibility for stopping the kid.

    • Badgerite

      At least he hasn’t poked himself in the eye with a fork yet but the day is young.