Donald Trump categorically denies that his campaign had anything to do with the National Enquirer story accusing Ted Cruz of 5 different sex scandals. "I don't care," Trump said. "The National Enqurer did a story, it is not my story."
"Really, I don't care," he said. But, "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."
The National Enquirer broke the story which scuttled Sen. John Edwards' campaign in the 2004 Democratic primary.
KARL: So I want to get to some policy issues.
But first, I've got to ask you about this nasty fight that has broken out between you and Ted Cruz.
Do you categorically guarantee that nobody on your campaign, nobody tied to your campaign, had anything to do with this "National Enquirer" story?
TRUMP: Totally. I had nothing to do with it. 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. And I will tell you, for him to try and say that I had to do with it, to try and put the shoe on the other foot is disgraceful.
And by the way, he's the one that started it. And from what I hear, he and his campaign went out and bought the cover shoot. She did a -- Melania did a cover story for "GQ," a very strong modeling picture. No big deal.
But it was a cover story for "GQ," a big magazine. And it was, you know, fine. And from what I hear, somebody bought the -- the rights to it and he was the one or his campaign bought the rights and they gave it to the super PAC.
And just so you understand, that super PAC is very friendly to Ted Cruz. He knew all about it, 100 percent. So he started it. I didn't start it.
KARL: Let me ask you, this story, this -- that we see in "The National Enquirer," this kind of rumor-mongering, should this kind of thing just be off limits?
Do you condemn this story?
TRUMP: I don't care. I'm really, I don't care. "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.