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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz speculated on Sunday that Donald Trump has not yet released his tax returns because they may show “business dealings with the mob.” In an interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, the senator and fellow Republican presidential candidate joined the conspiracy theorists in the Republican Establishment who claim the frontrunner is hiding something in his taxes.
“Maybe it is the case that Donald, there have been multiple media reports about Donald’s business dealings with the mob, with the mafia. Maybe his taxes show those business dealings are a lot more extensive than has been reported,” Sen. Cruz said to host Chuck Todd.
Sen. Cruz, who is losing every single Super Tuesday state in the SEC primary except for Texas, was just dealt a serious blow when Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions on Sunday endorsed Mr. Trump for the Republican nomination. For at least the last six months, Sen. Cruz has repeated on the campaign trail that he stood with Sen. Sessions in fighting the “Gang of Eight” amnesty bill, which was co-sponsored by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.
If the goal was to make the most outrageous comment he could to attract media headlines and attention away from the endorsement, he might have succeeded.
“Wait a minute. Senator Cruz, let me stop you there. That’s openly speculative. Do you have any facts to support that Donald Trump has mob ties?” a shocked Todd asked.