RNC chairman defends Trump linking Cruz’s dad to JFK assassin
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Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday defended GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out 'subversion' at VA MORE, who again linked Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Health Care: Trump eases rules on insurance outside ObamaCare | HHS office on religious rights gets 300 complaints in a month | GOP chair eyes opioid bill vote by Memorial Day HHS official put on leave amid probe into social media posts Trump, Pence to address CPAC this week MORE’s (R-Texas) father to President John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald last week. 

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“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.” 

Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort put the blame on Cruz for reviving the controversy. 

“It was raised by Sen. Cruz on Friday morning after the convention; it wasn’t raised by Mr. Trump,” he said. 

Trump originally linked Cruz’s father to Kennedy’s assassin in May.