Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is vehemently denying rumors that he had “several” extramarital affairs, as reported by The National Enquirer. The GOP presidential candidate told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly that he has “always been faithful” to his wife, Heidi Cruz.
People reports that when Kelly asked Cruz at a town hall meeting in Madison, Wisconsin on Monday if he had ever cheated on Heidi, he blasted the speculations.
“I have not,” Cruz said. “That attack was complete and utter garbage. It was complete lies. And it came from Donald Trump and his henchmen. Those reports, they’re not a little bit true, not slightly true.”
Trump claimed he had nothing to do with the report that Cruz allegedly had several affairs while married to Heidi, but the Texas senator insists Trump is to blame. He even said that the Trump campaign is the one circulating the report.
Ted Cruz added in the town hall with Kelly that the tabloid report was “completely made-up nonsense. It’s simply not true.” He said that he’s “always been faithful” to his wife and that he loves her.
— People Magazine (@people) April 4, 2016
Cruz went on to say that Trump’s campaign runs away with sleazy tactics.
“This is the kind of garbage the Trump campaign engages in,” he said. “You know why? Because they can’t debate substance.”
Cruz noted that the only person quoted in the fabricated report is Trump’s former political adviser, Roger Stone. Kelly brought up the fact that Stone parted ways with Trump in August. Yahoo News reports that Cruz believes Stone is some kind of “attack dog spreading lies and personal smears.”
Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump denounces any involvement with the Enquirer report.
“I have no idea whether or not the cover story about Ted Cruz in this week’s issue of The National Enquirer is true or not, but I had absolutely nothing to do with it, did not know about it, and have not, as yet, read it.”
Do you believe Donald Trump had nothing to do with the Enquirer report that Ted Cruz had several affairs during his marriage?
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