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 — 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 🙄. 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.
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