After President Donald Trump announced Saturday his intention to release the treasure trove of documents related to the John F. Kennedy assassination known as the "JFK files," Twitter went ablaze with jokes about...Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and his father.
Why Cruz and his father?
One of the more controversial claims Trump made or supported during last year's Republican primary about a fellow GOP candidate was that Cruz's father was somehow involved in JFK's assassination.
Tabloid magazine National Enquirer published a story last year claiming that Cruz's father, Rafael Cruz, had been photographed standing next to Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before Oswald assassinated Kennedy. Trump further exacerbated the conspiracy theory by suggesting Cruz's father had connections to Oswald.
.@POTUS, does this mean Ted Cruz’s father will be exposed? https://t.co/RGbozDUgOR— Adam Schiff (@Adam Schiff)1508592070.0
Can't wait see to Ted Cruz's dad finally exposed. https://t.co/TtDdCc5tty— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin)1508592613.0
Truth about @tedcruz's father will finally be known. => https://t.co/GHqq1nXrOb— David M. Drucker (@David M. Drucker)1508589368.0
Bad news for @tedcruz https://t.co/sawpmafyRR— Ben Jacobs (@Ben Jacobs)1508590078.0
Ted Cruz’s dad frantically googles “non-extradition countries” https://t.co/nA7axt7reE— Evan Siegfried (@Evan Siegfried)1508590652.0
Apparently Trump has decided to make public the role Ted Cruz's father played in the assassination of JFK. https://t.co/KtTJVbwBVj— Facts Do Matter (@Facts Do Matter)1508594475.0
The JFK Files are going to come out and next to redacted sections will be scrawled TED CRUZ’S DAD— Eric Sipple (@Eric Sipple)1508600619.0