On Wednesday, the Republican senator from Texas responded to a tweet announcing that Disney has pledged $5 million to help rebuild the cathedral with a “joke” about how its donation might affect the building.
Wonderful! Will we see Disney princesses in the new stained glass? https://t.co/al6W7bvFyb
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 17, 2019
The reaction? Let’s just say it went down in flames.
Turns out the destruction of the stained glass was incorrect, Senator Cruz.
Also, Disney throwing some of their Hunchback profits the way of Notre Dame is just good business sense and mighty decent of them.
Why do you hate the free market?
— Joseph Nobles (@BoloBoffin) April 17, 2019
You’re almost as funny as you are creepy
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) April 17, 2019
This is a super weird angle to take. You only like large corporations donating to you? Is that the problem?
— X (@Xtina908) April 17, 2019
Isn’t farming out government responsibilities to private corporations your whole thing
— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) April 17, 2019
I love when conservatives get so mad about their weird culture war grievances they start accidentally making Marxist arguments against privatization https://t.co/R6gPsi5zsC
— Wallace Milner (@wallace_milner) April 17, 2019
you are pure evil.
— 💖Survivor🌷🐈🇺🇸🇭🇷 (@myamacka) April 17, 2019
imagine taking a genuinely good thing and then making the world's stupidest, most insensitive statement to commend it.
— John Olds (@JohnOldsMA) April 17, 2019
This article originally appeared on HuffPost.