The Sins of the Fathers

“He was never arrested. He has nothing to do with this. This never happened. This is nonsense and it never happened,” Trump said about his father in the September 2015 article. “This never happened. Never took place. He was never arrested, never convicted, never even charged. It’s a completely false, ridiculous story. He was never there! It never happened. Never took place.”

The Sins of the Father’s

 

Donald Trump has tried to tie or at least suggest the possible involvement of Ted Cruz’s father in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The “evidence” is a grainy group picture that includes Lee Harvey Oswald and allegedly Pablo Cruz taken sometime in 1963.

I have listened to Pablo Cruz speak and much of the more righteous than thou attitude of Ted… he got it from his papa. There is much to find fault with in the positions of both Ted and his father and how they wish to impose their beliefs on the rest of us. There is nothing about that picture what will influence my thoughts about either in 2016, whether Pablo Cruz was actually in it or not. I turn instead to look at his primary accuser.

It is said that if you live in glass houses you shouldn’t throw stones. Did Donald forget that his father was actually arrested along with others following a violent confrontation with police at a KKK rally in New York? Despite Donald’s claims that it never happened. It was published contemporaneously in the New York Times before Donald was born and before Fred became a big local developer. They listed Fred’s home address and there is no chance of mistaken identity. One might reasonably wonder which side he was on and whether he was just caught up in the wrong place at the wrong time? Then one finds that all seven men were represented by the same attorney which kind of places him with his Klan brethren.

Much like Ted’s attitudes reflect those of his father. Donald has engaged in discriminatory housing practices for which he was sued by and ultimately settled with the Federal government. His own words about Muslims, Mexicans, “the Blacks”, women, LBGT, Asians and almost everyone except white males say more than I could say about him.

In fairness, I’d like to cite Donald Trump’s response to a 2015 interview about his father’s arrest.

“He was never arrested. He has nothing to do with this. This never happened. This is nonsense and it never happened,” Trump said about his father in the September 2015 article. “This never happened. Never took place. He was never arrested, never convicted, never even charged. It’s a completely false, ridiculous story. He was never there! It never happened. Never took place.”

If you’ve ever witnessed Donald’s casual relationship with the truth, you can then decide upon his ability to deny an event that preceded his birth. Pablo and Ted Cruz, Fred and Donald Trump. Like father like son?

Author: enigmainblackcom

William Spivey is a regular contributor to the Inner-City News where he writes about politics and popular culture. He also blogs as “Enigma in Black” where he explores poetry, religion, politics and all manner of things socially relevant. He is also a contributing Blogger at Together We Stand He is the founder of the Facebook pages Average Citizen Forum, Enigma in Black, and “Strong Beginnings,” the title of his soon to be released Political Fiction/Romance novel. William was the winner of a University-wide Essay Contest while at Fisk University titled, “The Value of a Liberal Arts Education. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Fisk and resides in Orlando, FL. His goal is to make his voice heard and make a difference.

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