Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas recently took a fear-mongering trip to the southern U.S. border to try and convince his constituents there's a dangerous crisis unfolding there.
While being interviewed at the border, Cruz claimed he had been "taunted" by smugglers on the Mexican side of the border.
To hear Cruz tell the story, it was a harrowing experience.
lol https://t.co/nzoXBD6xDe— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1617066957.0
Though no taunting was actually caught on video, Twitter doubted whether any amount of mockery constitutes a crisis.
I would crawl thru broken glass to taunt Ted Cruz any day of the week and twice on Sundays. @tedcruz https://t.co/qWd1ID3BLY— NoelCaslerComedy (@NoelCaslerComedy) 1617067285.0
I can’t believe Ted Cruz survived this. How harrowing. https://t.co/nzoXBD6xDe— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1617067292.0
The tiny flashlight has killed me. I am dead https://t.co/Oepz7Dma4c— Laura Bassett (@Laura Bassett) 1617067380.0
Many on Twitter responded to Cruz's fear of taunting with yet more taunting.
@remmy_robertson @atrupar Obviously, they had a smug look on their faces as they were taunting him. And then they d… https://t.co/Rk98DCNTdF— Occam's Epilady 🍑🌊 (@Occam's Epilady 🍑🌊) 1617069062.0
@AngryBlackLady "Go back to Washington, Ted Cruz, or we will taunt you a second time!" -cartels, I guess.— Ian Rose (@Ian Rose) 1616787418.0
@atrupar https://t.co/1j6p50MHBg— scott linnen (@scott linnen) 1617073675.0
A fair number of Americans even took responsibility for the dreaded taunting.
@atrupar If someone's taunting Ted Cruz there's every likelihood they're Americans.— Progressive Twit-Sprightly Gen-Xer (@Progressive Twit-Sprightly Gen-Xer) 1617072592.0
The taunting? That was me. https://t.co/EuitOtq0J7— Benjamin Dreyer (@Benjamin Dreyer) 1617069386.0
@Moderateleft What trip do I have to take to get to taunt Ted Cruz. I'm there.— I like my beats funky (@I like my beats funky) 1617070192.0
Online, many are still making fun of Ted Cruz for fleeing to Cancun, Mexico while his state suffered through a winter storm crisis.
And they were yelling things at me like “Hey Ted! You left your sunscreen!” https://t.co/6JFxMfGcQP— Amy Noone not no one (@Amy Noone not no one) 1617067122.0
When you're caught sneaking back into Mexico for another vacation https://t.co/6NezURlaVS— El Yon (@El Yon) 1617114058.0
@SenTedCruz you realize how foolish you look? What a clown https://t.co/rQX5BNVn28— James Tate (@James Tate) 1617111990.0
There's nothing quite like a fierce taunting to make one's life flash before their eyes.
Gotta hand it to him. His flagrant hypocrisy, willingness to say the OPPOSITE of what he did for the prior four yea… https://t.co/elA8JSwwbj— Monica4Democracy 🇵🇷 (@Monica4Democracy 🇵🇷) 1617116775.0
If Ted Cruz was trying to avoid being taunted, he should have thought of that before mentioning his taunting live on the air.