Live on CNN Friday a Donald Trump supporter accused Ted Cruz supporter and former staffer Amanda Carpenter of having an affair with presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, referencing a National Enquirer story charging that the Texas Senator has had several extramarital affairs.
The heated argument started after Donald Trump's character was called into question when
Adriana Cohen, the Trump supporter, charged Carpenter of being one of the several women who have had affairs with Cruz.
"If we're going call Donald Trump's character into question, I would like Ted Cruz to issue a statement whether or not the National Enquirer story is true, that he's had affairs with many women, including you were named, Amanda. Will you denounce or confirm?" Cohen asked.
"CNN has no reporting on what you're talking about, coming from the National Enquirer," network anchor Kate Bolduan made clear before letting Carpenter respond.
"What's out there is tabloid trash," Carpenter said. "If someone wants to talk about it, they can talk to my lawyer.
"It is categorically false," Carpenter said about the charge that she had an affair with Cruz. "You should be ashamed for spreading this smut. Donald Trump supporters should be held to account for it."
"I'm not spreading smut," Cohen pleaded.
"I will not be intimidated," Carpenter said. "I will continue to make my thoughts known about Donald Trump and I am not backing down."
Trump campaign national spokeswoman Katrina Pierson also is one of the accused women. She has said the story is "100% false."
Of course the National Enquirer story is 100% FALSE!!! I only speak to myself, however.— Katrina Pierson (@KatrinaPierson) March 25, 2016