Yesterday on Meet The Press Chuck Todd pointed out that Trump used an LBJ tactic of suggesting he hoped the National Enquirer story wasn’t true while trying to fan the flames of the smear.
But Todd says there’s simply more evidence that ties Trump to planting the story in the National Enquirer than there is to the story itself tying anything to Cruz:
Andrea Mitchell emphasized how close Trump’s relationship is with the National Enquirer, pointing out that they’ve even endorsed him.
I have no idea whether Trump planted the story, but given how nasty he has been at tearing down his opponents with despicable lies and smears of his own, it seems quite plausible to me that he not only knew about the story but probably sanctioned it as well.
And personally I’m finding it harder and harder to stay out of the #NeverTrump camp.