‘Cruz sex scandal’ blows up Twitter after tabloid prints photos of 5 alleged mistresses

It wouldn’t be politics if there weren’t sex rumors involved.

In a “scandalous” report out Friday, the National Enquirer caused a stir on social media by alleging that Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has had affairs with five different women.

Even more salacious is the speculation that one of the women is Donald Trump’s spokesperson Katrina Pierson.

The National Enquirer, known as an outlandish American tabloid, claims that the affairs included an incident where Cruz had sex with a mistress in a closet.

Here’s the full-page story from the Enquirer:

Twitter users allege that they have already discovered the identities of three of the five women photographed and blurred in the National Enquirer piece.

This is the image Twitter users are sharing, claiming they have identified a few of the alleged Cruz mistresses: 

Wild guesses about their identities finger the first of the three women as Trump’s spokeswoman Katrina Pierson. The guess for the second woman to the right is former Carly Fiorina staffer Sarah Isgur Flores and to the far right is CNN pundit and former Cruz staffer Amanda Carpenter. 

Flores’ appearance on the alleged Cruz mistress list is notable, as the Washington Post reported on Thursday that a Cruz super PAC gave a Fiorina super PAC $500,000 during the early stages of presidential campaigning in July of 2015. 

The Post reported that the funneling of Cruz PAC money to Fiorina’s PAC is “unusual, to say the least.” 

Social media users are speculating that the Cruz-Fiorina money swap is “payoff.”  

The National Enquirer is viewed as a salacious tabloid that runs with stories based off of unconfirmed sources and rumors.

A number of Twitter users reminded nay-sayers of the Cruz hit piece that the tabloid did break the news of the John Edwards sex scandal, along with the Tiger Woods sex scandal. 

To add more rumors to the mix, Breitbart News was allegedly first offered the Cruz sex scandal story but turned it down.

Around the time that the story broke online, Breitbart Tech reporter Allum Bokhari tweeted this out: 

During this same time, multiple Breitbart readers reported online that the Breitbart site was down for the time being, though it is still unclear why.

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