Trump again links Rafael Cruz to JFK’s killer

Ladies and gentleman, the Republican nominee for President of the United States:

Donald Trump began Tuesday morning floating a conspiracy theory about Ted Cruz’s father, but he ended the day with magnanimous praise for the Texas senator, hailing him as “one hell of a competitor” with “an amazing future” as he called for the party to unite behind his campaign.

But by Wednesday morning, the Republican presidential front-runner — now the presumptive nominee — was back to his familial attack, suggesting that Cruz never denied that his father was pictured with John F. Kennedy’s assassin.

Trump told Fox News on Tuesday that Rafael Cruz was pictured with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to JFK’s murder, an assertion that came from a National Enquirer story alleging that the elder Cruz was pictured with Oswald handing out pro-Fidel Castro pamphlets in New Orleans in 1963.

There was no evidence for the accusation — and a fiery Ted Cruz called Trump’s comments “nuts,” unreasonable and “kooky” on Tuesday before suspending his campaign following a loss in Indiana.