Trump to reconvene Warren Commission 'to bring Rafael Cruz to justice'
NEW YORK - Donald Trump said that if he is elected president, on his first day in office, he will reconvene the Warren Commission, the official committee that investigated the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, to study Rafael Cruz's role in JFK's death. Rafael Cruz is the father of presidential candidate Ted Cruz.
Trump told Bill O'Reilly of Fox News: "We have strong evidence that Rafael Cruz was involved--very, very strong evidence that he either pulled the trigger or was with Lee Harvey Oswald at the time of the shooting."
O'Reilly told Trump that all the members of the Warren Commission are dead.
"Believe me, Bill, they might be dead, but we're bringing them back," Trump said. "We're bringing them back. Believe me. Believe me."
O'Reilly quickly added that if Rafael Cruz did kill President Kennedy, "it's just another reason to pass 'Kate's Law,'" proposed legislation O'Reilly has backed that would impose mandatory prison terms on certain illegal immigrants convicted of major felonies. "If Rafael Cruz is guilty, he needs to be brought to justice," O'Reilly said.
O'Reilly added: "Now, I wanted to get into what evidence you have for your allegation that Rafael Cruz was involved in the assassination, but we don't have time for that. I need to move on to this other point, which is more important. Do you think I've been fair to you, Donald? Is there anything I've said that isn't fair?"
Trump responded by noting that O'Reilly "could be more fair sometimes," and O'Reilly promised he'd try to do better.
"Coming up next," O'Reilly announced, "Geraldo Rivera and some other Fox News people to malign Ted Cruz."