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Ted Cruz Accuses Donald Trump Of Planting 'Garbage' Affair Story

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 25/03/2016 Christina Wilkie
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Friday lashed out at Donald Trump, accusing the billionaire of enlisting "his friends at the National Enquirer and his political henchmen to do his bidding." 

The tabloid published a story earlier this week claiming that Cruz had extramarital affairs with five women. Cruz vehemently denied the rumors, which rippled through the Washington media establishment on Friday. 

"I want to be crystal clear: these attacks are garbage," Cruz said Friday in a statement posted on Facebook. 


Earlier in the day, the allegations spilled over into an almost surreal exchange on CNN between Cruz's former communications director Amanda Carpenter and Boston Herald columnist Adriana Cohen, in which Cohen accused Carpenter of having an affair with Cruz. "You’ve been named as well, Amanda," Cohen said, referring to the National Enquirer piece. 

While the Enquirer has an infamous reputation for tabloid journalism, it has also broken a number of major sex scandals over the years, including the extramarital affairs of former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) and golfer Tiger Woods.

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