Friday, March 25, 2016

#CruzSexScandal - National Enquirer Claims Ted Cruz Has Had Five Affairs While Married

Ted Cruz is finally dominating the Twitterverse, but not in the way he ever hoped.


The story all of the political sphere is talking about today - the National Enquirer's "story" that White House hopeful (and super "Christian") Cruz may have had at least five affairs while married.

The first thought that crosses my mind is, "Seriously? The National Enquirer?" breaks down several reasons why the story may not have legs:

The National Enquirer’s March 25 issue features a potentially troubling accusation against 2016 Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz: a private investigator is looking into claims he’s been having an affair with five different women. While the Enquirer didn’t name any names and ran only pixelated photos, the Twittersphere has been rife with speculation and Internet detective work under the hashtag #CruzSexScandal. Internet detectives claim to have identified three of the five women whose pixelated likenesses appear in the Enquirer story, two of whom worked on other candidates’ campaigns in 2016 and one of whom worked for his own.

The “story” has dominated Twitter, with #CruzSexScandal trending worldwide and allegations of hush money and questions about what the other candidates knew flying, especially in light of Cruz’s recent high-profile spat with Donald Trump over the use of Melania Trump’s photo in campaign ads. But there are plenty of reasons to be more than a little skeptical of the Enquirer’s report.

But it's notable that the NE broke the news on affairs by John Edwards, Jesse Jackson, Gary Hart, Tiger Woods and more. And it would be hard to imagine risking such high profile litigation without some kind of proof.

It is important to note that no proof of any impropriety has been offered; only allegations.

Even ultra-conservative Cruz supporter Ben Shapiro has weighed in:

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