“Let me be clear this National Enquirer story is garbage,” Cruz said today. “It is complete and utter lies. It is a tabloid smear and it is a smear that has come from Donald Trump and his henchmen.”
"You know, Donald is fond of giving people nicknames," Cruz added. "With this pattern he should not be surprised to see people calling him 'Sleazy Donald.'"
Cruz noted that the article quoted Roger Stone, who was Trump's longtime political adviser until he fired Stone in August of last year. Stone is quoted as saying that there may be possible political problems for Cruz with evangelical Christian supporters.
In a phone interview with ABC News, Roger Stone confirmed the accuracy of his quote in the National Enquirer report, but says he was only responding to what he’s been told and was not the original source of the Cruz rumors.
Cruz's wife, Heidi Cruz, introduced the Texas senator at his rally today in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, but was not with him when he spoke to reporters afterwards.
"These smears are completely false, they’re offensive to Heidi and me, they’re offensive to our daughters, and they’re offensive to everyone Donald continues to personally attack,” Cruz wrote in a Facebook post Friday.