- The Washington Times - Monday, March 28, 2016

Donald Trump said Sunday that he hopes the National Enquirer’s allegations against Ted Cruz are untrue, even though the tabloid has “a very good record of being right.”

Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” the Republican presidential front-runner declined the opportunity to condemn the National Enquirer for an article claiming his GOP rival engaged in several extramarital affairs with female staffers.

ABC’s Jon Karl asked Mr. Trump if “this kind of rumor-mongering” should be off limits.

“Do you condemn this story?” Mr. Karl asked.

“I don’t care, I mean really, I don’t care,” Mr. Trump replied. “The National Enquirer did a story, it was their story, it wasn’t my story, it was about Ted Cruz. I have no idea whether it was right or not. They actually have a very good record of being right. But I have absolutely no idea. Frankly, I said, I hope it’s not right.”

Mr. Trump did, however, deny that his campaign had anything to do with the report.

“I had nothing to do with it,” Mr. Trump said. “The campaign had absolutely nothing to do with it. He’s got a problem with The National Enquirer. I have no control over The National Enquirer. I didn’t even know about the story. I just got it last night. Somebody sent it to me over to read, so I could at least see what it said. I had nothing to do whatsoever with The National Enquirer and neither did the campaign.”

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