Say what you will about Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, but the guy is clever. He’s often painted as creepy and awkward, but Cruz is actually a guy with a sense of humor that outclasses most of the mainstream comedians and their “clapter” we’re consistently subjected to.
One of the more popular jokes about Cruz is that he’s the Zodiac killer, but another one is a popular sticker that features Ted Cruz’s picture in front of a waving American flag. Below is the words “this man ate my son.”
if ted cruz runs for office again can we bring this back pic.twitter.com/PeGKpnE9x3
— 𝔦’𝔪 𝔫𝔬𝔱 𝔥𝔲𝔪𝔞𝔫 𝔞𝔱 𝔞𝔩𝔩 (@rampartwrath) June 5, 2019
It’s apparently a popular sticker.
In a bathroom at a concerts pic.twitter.com/twmNQRcB6i
— God save McQueen (@ZIGGYtheIRISH) June 6, 2019
it’s with me always pic.twitter.com/DUm1BWJnTT
— fat ass kelly price (@sosuperhailey) June 6, 2019
my most cherished sticker pic.twitter.com/ir0tTLNnEC
— Leilani (@Leilani_Ferree) June 6, 2019
— charley🧚♀️ (@CharleyHart02) June 6, 2019
…and so on.
Cruz, not being one to just take a meme lying down, decided he’d pretty much kill the left’s joke in one tweet.
“He was delicious!” tweeted Cruz.
He was delicious! https://t.co/kJXjSdFfWG
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) June 5, 2019
Half of Twitter seemed to be stunned while the other half was appreciating Cruz’s internet checkmate.
— Who'sThis! (@T_Flow79) June 5, 2019
God help me, I laughed
— Brooke Binkowski (@brooklynmarie) June 6, 2019
I’m WHEEZING at this
— ee-rish // acab (@grillmami) June 5, 2019
Ted! You really knocked it out of the park with this one! Haha Ha! Ha!
— mr. lean ☭ (@m_frawnk) June 5, 2019
— Rose Cross (@Look2theright) June 5, 2019
One person on the left admitted defeat in the best way possible.
It’s over folks pic.twitter.com/LDyjyzVMd4
— Jeff (@JeffKardesch) June 6, 2019
The lesson here is simple. If you come against Ted Cruz, you should probably stay on your toes. He’s proven he’s not the easiest guy to take down, and he’s funnier than you think he is due to the fact that you’ve been told repeatedly that he’s the geeky quiet kid from class.
He’s definitely the geeky kid, but that geeky kid just slew a social media trend with one tweet.