Another day, another reason for the internet to drag Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz to filth.
In a year so far chock full of draggable moments for Cruz, he has now given the internet a whole new reason to blow raspberries in his direction: He is considering running for president again in 2024 because, he says, his 2016 run was "fun."
Cruz made the statement during an interview, seen below, on far-right news network Newsmax.
Is @tedcruz considering a 2024 presidential run? The Senator tells Newsmax: "I'm certainly looking at it... 2016 wa… https://t.co/kfMH25aJCZ— Newsmax (@Newsmax) 1625177713.0
Asked by Newsmax host Tom Basile about his plans for 2024, Ted Cruz actually said:
"I'm certainly looking at it. I'll tell you, 2016 was the most fun I've ever had in my life."
Aside from the lack of policy motivations, calling the 2016 campaign "the most fun I've ever had in my life" is downright strange coming out of Ted Cruz's mouth.
Though Cruz seems to remember it differently, his 2016 presidential campaign had three major highlights, all coming courtesy of former Republican President Donald Trump.
Trump baselessly--and preposterously--accused Cruz's father of being involved in the assassination of Democratic President John F. Kennedy in 1963.
Then, he called Cruz's wife Heidi Cruz ugly, tweeting an unflattering photo of her next to a photo of his own wife, former First Lady Melania Trump, with the caption "A picture is worth a thousand words."
And as if that weren't enough, Trump then coined the nickname, "Lyin' Ted," which stuck for the rest of the campaign. Sounds like quite the barrel of laughs! Of course none of this stopped Cruz from immediately becoming one of Trump's most ardent supporters once he won the election.
On Twitter, people were basically like, "LOLWAT" about this oblivious comment of Cruz's, and dragged him to filth.
@newsmax @tedcruz @Tom_Basile Remember when Trump said your father consorted with JFK’s killer. Good times, good times.— Dave Peck (@Dave Peck) 1625181080.0
@newsmax @tedcruz @Tom_Basile Remember when trump called him “Lyin’ Ted” and said his wife was ugly? Good times.— CW Jumper (@CW Jumper) 1625177976.0
THU, JUL 1ST, 2021 Ted Cruz Says He’s Seriously Considering Running For President Again in 2024 Where?? In Cancun??— NastyPaulette@Paulette (@NastyPaulette@Paulette) 1625217672.0
Of course he is. And he’ll kiss every Donald Trump body part he has to kiss in order to win the nomination. https://t.co/GVKfr4fjQM— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh) 1625181780.0
@TheRickWilson I truly believe he gets off from humiliation.— Chanandler Bong 🇺🇸 (@Chanandler Bong 🇺🇸) 1625210231.0
@TheRickWilson I think @TedCruz may define fun a little differently than most people would. https://t.co/nA4Vj2Kz5Y— Soros-Funded Deep State Operative (@Soros-Funded Deep State Operative) 1625181097.0
@newsmax @tedcruz @Tom_Basile he has more chance on became a CANCUN MAYOR— @CarlosTryidero (@@CarlosTryidero) 1625227639.0
@Mediaite "Licking the boots of the man who insulted my wife was the most fun I've ever had in my life. " Rafael Cruz, 2021— Mika Peltokorpi (@Mika Peltokorpi) 1625182209.0
Cruz went on to cite as his true motivation for running for office in 2024 the supposed "incredible threat [Democratic President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris are] posing to our liberty." He of course did not specify the nature of said threat.