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'Princess Bride' Fan Ted Cruz Tried To Slam The Cast For Fundraising For Dems, And It Backfired Splendidly

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Republican Senator and supposed long time fan of the 1987 film The Princess Bride, Ted Cruz, got a different response than he expected from his use of a famous line by suffering hero Inigo Montoya (Pantikin) in a Tweet on Saturday.

Cruz criticized the upcoming cast reunion fundraiser that will benefit the Democratic Party this election season.

The cast is reuniting for a script reading and question-and-answer session hosted by comedian Patton Oswalt to raise money for the Wisconsin Democratic Party.

Famous attendees from the film will include Cary Elwes (Westley), Robin Wright (Buttercup), Mandy Patinkin (Inigo Montoya), Billy Crystal (Miracle Max), Wallace Shawn (Vizzini), Carol Kane (Valerie) and more.

Cary Elwes' original tweet contains more information on how to join the upcoming event this Sunday, September 13th.

The tweet by Elwes drew parallels between the evil, obnoxious, and deceitful King Humperdinck in the fictional film and the real life American Commander-in-Chief as the cast promotes the event with the hashtag "Dump Trumperdinck."

In a nod to Republican President Trump's call to action of "drain the swamp", the former Westley actor clapped back to Cruz saying:

"if only you could leave the fire swamp, you could join us."

Elwes added an invite for Cruz to leave the fire swamp in another tweet after seeing Cruz's reaction.

People were thankful for Senator Cruz drawing attention to the event as they rushed to chip in.





Others suggested that it might be time for the Canadian, er... Texas Senator to engage in some self reflection.




Overall Twitter users used the platform to call out the Senator's integrity as well as his understanding of the film.





Follow the The Princess Bride cast on twitter for more information on the upcoming event.