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 TrumpTrump fires intelligence community inspector general who flagged Ukraine whistleblower complaint Trump organization has laid off over 1000 employees due to pandemic: report Trump invokes Defense Production Act to prevent export of surgical masks, gloves MORE, who again linked Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Energy: Oil giants meet with Trump at White House | Interior extends tenure of controversial land management chief | Oil prices tick up on hopes of Russia-Saudi deal Oil giants meet at White House amid talk of buying strategic reserves Florida sheriff asks for new leads in disappearance of Carole Baskin's former husband after Netflix's 'Tiger King' drops 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.