Ted Cruz Just Replied To A Tweet About Cardi B, And Twitter Is All Over It

Ted Cruz Just Replied To A Tweet About Cardi B, And Twitter Is All Over It
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Updated 4 months ago

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) went on Twitter recently and made a joke. Kind of. We think. It may have been an attempt to lighten his public persona, which has taken a beating lately.

Cruz is in a race to hold his senate seat against Beto O'Rourke a pro-marijuana, ex-punk rock band member. With more and more young people registering to vote, maybe Cruz figured he needed to show a hipper side. You know, so he could relate to the youngsters.

Who knows what Cruz was thinking but here's how it all went down.

It started when rapper Cardi B took to Instagram to ask where all her tax money was going:

Then journalist Yashar Ali picked up the story:

And Ali threw down a challenge to Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio:

Prepare to die, Yashar, because here it is:

Yeah, that was it β€” an emoji unaccompanied by a single word. Some people thought it was funny:

Others seemed to take Ali's challenge too literally:

To which we can only say πŸ™„. It's safe to say Ali shouldn't have to make good on his promise. Cruz dodged the question with minimal effort, impressive even for a politician.

Cruz did, however, give his constituents a perfect opportunity to put him on blast:


Some people did try to answer Cardi B's question:

Still though... #texaxbluewave:

Nice try, Senator. Troll level: amateur.

H/T: Twitter