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 TrumpGermany’s Merkel says she has ‘good working relationship’ with Trump Sharpton confronts Omarosa at conference 100-day standard is 'ridiculous' to Trump because he's failed it MORE, who again linked Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzTrump in campaign mode at NRA convention Trump’s hands are tied on 9th Circuit Schumer: Trump's handling of North Korea 'all wrong' 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.