This morning on Fox and Friends, Donald Trump accused Ted Cruz’s father of helping with JFK’s assassination – “parroting a National Enquirer story claiming that Rafael Cruz was pictured with Lee Harvey Oswald handing out pro-Fidel Castro pamphlets in New Orleans in 1963.”
While we’re on the subject of the GOP’s presumptive standard bearer just spouting nonsense he reads on the internet or in the tabloids, here are some of the other conspiracy theories that Donald Trump’s “good brain” felt it was necessary to entertain. The fact that he has even considered any of these theories proves that once again, Dangerous Donald lacks the judgment and temperament to serve as president.
- Donald Trump speculates that Justice Antonin Scalia was murdered. He wasn’t.
- Trump questioning whether President Obama was born in America, and then sending private investigators to Hawaii to look into it – still cited as one of the greatest conspiracy theories of all time. The President was born in Hawaii.
- Trump thinks that vaccination causes autism. It doesn’t.
- Trump claims that thousands of American Muslims cheered when the World Trade Center collapsed. Didn’t happen.
- Trump thinks that the “concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” Nope.
- Trump repeatedly telling a hoax story about an American general executing Muslim prisoners with bullets covered in pig’s blood. Also not true.
- After being told it wasn’t true, Trump doubled-down on his claim that a man who tried to rush on stage at one of his rallies was associated with ISIS – because “all I know is what is on the internet.”
So if we’re to believe the Internet, we’re still waiting on Trump to address these other pressing issues of our time: