During the 2016 GOP race for the nomination, Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) were constantly at each other’s throats, with Cruz accusing Trump of being unqualified for the White House and Trump branding the Texas Senator as “Lyin’ Ted.” Trump even went so far as to suggest that Cruz’s father might have had something to do with the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
So it seems strange that Cruz would have anything nice to say about the president, and yet Cruz laid the praise on thick as part of an essay appearing in Time Magazine for their feature on the most influential people in the world.
In the essay, Cruz writes:
“President Trump is a flash-bang grenade thrown into Washington by the forgotten men and women of America. The fact that his first year as Commander in Chief disoriented and distressed members of the media and political establishment is not a bug but a feature.”
Damn, Ted! Have you no sense of honor at all? Keep in mind this is the same Ted Cruz who has called Trump “utterly amoral,” “a pathological liar,” and a “narcissist at a level I don’t think this country has ever seen.” But Cruz was only getting warmed up, also writing:
“President Trump is doing what he was elected to do: disrupt the status quo. That scares the heck out of those who have controlled Washington for decades, but for millions of Americans, their confusion is great fun to watch.”
Whatever, Teddy Boy.
Twitter wasted no time reminding Cruz what a suck up he was being despite his past criticisms of Trump:
Ted Cruz’s slavish praise of Trump is a valiant attempt to throw us off the scent, but we aren’t fooled, Zodiac.
— N. Bourbaki (@d08890) April 19, 2018
Call me old fashioned, but if I were Ted Cruz and Donald Trump had personally branded me as a liar, suggested he had dirt on my wife, spread rumors that my father assasinated JFK, and was, you know, Donald Trump, I’d probably pass on writing his effusive TIME magazine blurb.
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) April 19, 2018
wait ted cruz had to write about trump for time magazines 100 did he lose a bet 😹😹😹😹
— darth™ (@darth) April 19, 2018
As you read Sen. Cruz’s heroic praise of POTUS for Time’s “100 Most Influential,” it’s worth remembering this tweet making fun of Cruz’s wife is still live. Trump has never apologized for this and similar attacks on Cruz’s family. pic.twitter.com/RaCqfXhWgB
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) April 19, 2018
<artist’s depiction of trump requesting that ted cruz write his most influential blurb in time magazine> pic.twitter.com/JqxkQJtnlM
— Kilgore Trout (@KT_So_It_Goes) April 19, 2018
Donald Trump very publicly called Ted Cruz’s wife ugly and crazy. He suggested multiple times that Ted Cruz’s father helped kill JFK.
Now Cruz writes the TIME100 piece praising Trump.
This is so utterly pathetic. https://t.co/ctVFnbj3Gu
— bsteels (@bsteels) April 19, 2018
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