MSNBC's Steve Kornacki Slams Trump's JFK Conspiracy Theory: "As Inflammatory As It Gets"

MSNBC's Steve Kornacki Slams Trump's JFK Conspiracy Theory: "As Inflammatory As It Gets"

Kornacki: People Claim "Trump Is Going To Be More Presidential," Yet This "Insinuation" Is "As Inflammatory As It Gets"

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From the May 3 edition of MSNBC's MSNBC Live:

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STEVE KORNACKI: Within the last hour or two, [Trump] was on Fox News, and he brought up Ted Cruz's father. Ted Cruz's father, a minister who has been out there campaigning for him in the evangelical community. I guess there have been tabloid claims that try to link Ted Cruz's father who, of course, is from Cuba originally, somehow to the Kennedy assassination and then Trump himself brought that up. Let's play what he had to say. 

[BEGIN VIDEO]

DONALD TRUMP: You know, his father was with Lee Harvey Oswald prior to Oswald's being, you know, shot. I mean the whole thing is ridiculous. What is this, right prior to his being shot, and nobody even brings it up. I mean they don't even talk about that. That was reported, and nobody talks about it. But I think it's horrible. I think it's absolutely horrible that a man can go and do that, what he's saying there.

BRIAN KILMEADE: Right. There was a picture out there that reportedly shows Rafael Cruz standing with Lee Harvey Oswald --

TRUMP: I mean what was he doing with Lee Harvey Oswald shortly before the death, before the shooting? It's horrible.

KILMEADE: Crazy.

[END VIDEO]

KORNACKI: Jacob, all sorts of insinuation there and we talk about Donald Trump and is he going to be more presidential? I mean, that is as inflammatory as it gets.

JACOB RASCON: Yeah, and I've seen that picture floating around the last few weeks. It's one of those that his supporters on Twitter and elsewhere will retweet and talk about, but it's very interesting that Donald Trump himself would go and talk about it. Although it's not unusual really because he's done that many times before on these conspiracy theories, and we're not even sure if it's an accurate photo, if it's a real photo. But just him talking about it, he knows his supporters will latch onto it, but it's very interesting strategy for him to do that and last minute and last day at the Indiana primary. 

Related:

Politico: Trump Accuses Cruz's Father Of Helping JFK's Assassin

Previously:

Watch Fox & Friends Hosts React To Donald Trump's JFK Conspiracy Theory

Here Are The Media Figures Calling Out Trump's Sham Reinvention

Fox Figures Cheer Trump’s Foreign Policy Speech As “Presidential”

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