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Trump ambassador nominee spread conspiracy theories about Cruz, Kasich

Trump ambassador nominee spread conspiracy theories about Cruz, Kasich
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President 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’s nominee to serve as the ambassador to Barbados and other Caribbean nations spread conspiracy theories about Trump’s political opponents during the 2016 presidential race, CNN reported Monday.

Leandro Rizzuto Jr. shared tweets during the GOP primary that claimed that 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 (R-Texas) was having an affair and that his wife, Heidi, was leading an effort to merge the governments of the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Another retweet from Rizzuto’s account showed former GOP presidential nominee Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyRomney defends Trump’s policies as ‘effective,' disputes he led 'never Trump' movement Trump adds campaign stops for Senate candidates in Montana, Arizona, Nevada How America’s urban-rural divide is changing the Democratic Party MORE with the word “dumbass” and claimed that Romney, a Mormon, “will go to hell” on the same day he ripped then-nominee Trump in a speech.

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Trump tapped Rizzuto, a senior executive at Conair, last month to serve as the ambassador to Barbados, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Rizzuto would have to be confirmed by the Senate.

Other conspiracy theories he shared on Twitter included that Democratic mega-donor George Soros was financially backing Cruz and former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) and that an aide to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCarter Page files defamation lawsuit against DNC Dems fear party is headed to gutter from Avenatti’s sledgehammer approach 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 MORE, Huma Abedin, was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.

All of the theories Rizzuto tweeted were unfounded or have been debunked.

Tweets on Rizzuto’s personal account have been deleted, but CNN was able to view retweets from the account.

CNN also viewed some of the deleted tweets sent directly by Rizzuto, in which he called Clinton “a terrorist with amnesia” and told Cruz to “go back to Canada.”

A White House representative declined to comment to CNN. Rizzuto also told CNN he could not comment due to State Department guidelines.