Rafael Cruz Tuesday ripped Donald Trump's attacks linking him to Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated President John F. Kennedy in 1963, as "ludicrous."
"It's ludicrous, it's ludicrous," Cruz, 77, the father of Trump rival Ted Cruz, told ABC News
. "I was never in New Orleans at that time."
Earlier Tuesday, Trump cited an unsubstantiated report in The National Enquirer claiming that the elder Cruz had ties to Oswald.
The tabloid featured a photo of Oswald handing out pamphlets supporting Cuban leader Fidel Castro in New Orleans in 1963 with a man the Enquirer claimed was Rafael Cruz.
"What was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death, before the shooting?" Trump told "Fox and Friends" in an interview. "It's horrible."
But Rafael Cruz, who is an evangelical pastor, further slammed the Republican front-runner.
"That's typical of Donald Trump — just attack and make all kinds of innuendo and attacks with no substance," Cruz said.
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