In the brouhaha between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump over their respective wives and the National Enquirer‘s revelation that Cruz has had 5 mistresses — two of whom have been confirmed by the Washington Times — the media have dutifully reported and quoted Cruz’s denial.
From Cruz’s statement on Facebook (see also NBC News’ account of Cruz’s denial):
But what NBC and other mainstream media outlets curiously left out is this rather bizarre part of Cruz’s denial statement, which you can hear for yourself beginning at the 0:52 mark in the news video below:
[Referring to Trump ally Roger Stone, whom Cruz blames for the National Enquirer story] “Mister Stone is a man who has 50 years of dirty tricks behind him. He’s a man for whom a term was coined for copulating with a rodent. Well, let me be clear: Donald Trump may be a rat but I have no desire to copulate with him.“
Now, why would Cruz even think about having sex with Trump, rat or no rat?
Note also that, while denouncing the “attacks” as “garbage,” nowhere in Cruz’s statement does he specifically deny knowing or having had extramarital sex with the five women. Remember that Ted Cruz is a lawyer and, like Bill Clinton, trained and well-versed in legalese parsing.
Instead, Cruz makes a point of denying that he wants to have sex with Trump: “I have no desire to copulate with him.” But who’s accusing Cruz of that? In other words, instead of saying “I did not have sex with those women,” Cruz said “I did not have sex with Donald Trump”!
Cruz’s bizarre denial reminds me of another bizarre comment about Trump by Marco Rubio.
In late February 2016, in response to Trump calling him “little Rubio” (Trump is 6′ 2″ and 69 years old; Rubio is 44 years old and claims to be 5′ 10″, but wears Cuban boots with 2″ heels), Rubio conceded that Trump is taller, but pointed out that Trump has small hands, snidely implying that Trump also has a small penis. To the crowd at a campaign rally in a university in Salem, Virginia, Rubio said:
“And you know what they say about guys with small hands.”
That, in turn, led to the dreadful spectacle at the GOP presidential debate on March 3, 2016, of Trump declaring he doesn’t have small hands or a small penis.
Meanwhile, the National Enquirer has updated their story on Cruz with 3 more women, bringing the total of Cruz’s alleged mistresses to eight. According to the video below, the brother of one of the liaisons — a married woman — has confirmed the affair. Cruz is said to copulate with these women in “multiple places” — in closets and bathrooms of campaign buses.
Internet users on Twitter, Reddit and 4chan quickly went to work to determine the identity of Cruz’s alleged mistresses, using the hashtag #CruzSexScandal. Three of the women are said to be Katrina Pierson (who previously had worked for Cruz and is now Trump’s spokesperson!), Sarah Isgur Flores (who had worked as Carly Fiorina’s deputy campaign manager), and Amanda Carpenter (former Ted Cruz communications director).
Both Pierson and Carpenter have issued denials. As for Flores, recall that last July, for some strange reason a Ted Cruz super PAC gave $½ million to Carly Fiorina’s presidential campaign — money that Conservative Outfitters claims was “hush money”. (See my post “Something stinks: Ted Cruz’s Super PAC donated $½ million to Carly Fiorina’s campaign”.) Karl Denninger of Market Ticker says that “if that was ‘hush money’ it may well have been a criminal offense and the FEC is already looking into it…..”
H/t my bud Mark S. McGrew and Barry Soetoro Esq.