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 TrumpKey takeaways from the Arizona Senate debate Major Hollywood talent firm considering rejecting Saudi investment money: report Mattis says he thought 'nothing at all' about Trump saying he may leave administration MORE, who again linked Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzBeto O'Rourke will not share million he raised with other Dem Senate candidates Election Countdown: Cruz, O'Rourke fight at pivotal point | Ryan hitting the trail for vulnerable Republicans | Poll shows Biden leading Dem 2020 field | Arizona Senate debate tonight Donald Trump Jr. blasts Beto O’Rourke: ‘Irish guy pretending to be Hispanic’ 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.