As Texas senator Ted Cruz declares his public support for Donald Trump, the Twitterverse is having a feeding frenzy with all their latest hot-takes.
Cruz has held off his support for Trump, ever since their exceptionally nasty and very personal battle with one another during the Republican primary. As Cruz endorses the man who insulted his wife, pushed a conspiracy theory about his father, and attacked him in multiple other ways, news junkies took to Twitter to express their bemusement and their predictions for the political future.
What was that Omarosa said about "bowing down" to Trump?…… https://t.co/fHVb1idM1p
— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) September 23, 2016
Spring: Lyin' Ted
Summer: Lion Ted
Fall: Complyin' Ted
— Joe Perticone (@JoePerticone) September 23, 2016
Almost time to delete this tweet. https://t.co/k218L6TZPv
— Philip Bump (@pbump) September 23, 2016
"Welcome to the first 2020 GOP debate. Sen. Cruz, you praised Trump, then called him a pathological liar, then endorsed him. What happened?"
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) September 23, 2016
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) September 23, 2016
I think @tedcruz endorsing Trump at this point plays to the caricature that he is self-interested, not really principled. Hate it for him.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) September 23, 2016
Endorsing a guy who attacked your wife is about as “cuck” as it gets.
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) September 23, 2016
what Sen. Cruz has done to my opinion of him: pic.twitter.com/esstdmHHA9
— VMNT (@VMNTblog) September 23, 2016
Harambe never would have let Cruz endorse.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) September 23, 2016
The ultimate troll move would’ve been for Cruz to endorse Trump the day after he loses. God I would’ve respected that.
— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) September 23, 2016
The one thing I liked about Ted Cruz was his sticking to #NeverTrump
— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) September 23, 2016
CRUZ: I can proudly say that I endorse Donald Trump
CRUZ: TO SEE ME IN HELL! [kicks over podium, does wheelie out of room]
— Hayes Brown (@HayesBrown) September 23, 2016
Wait…Trump accused his dad of killing JFK and Lyin' Ted is STILL gonna endorse? pic.twitter.com/KfJh4hP4OU
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) September 23, 2016
From our own John Ziegler:
Ted Cruz was with Trump when he could've beaten him & against him when he couldn't. Then he non-endorsed with max damage, & caved for 0 gain
— John Ziegler (@Zigmanfreud) September 23, 2016
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