Trump tweeted that he would be “doing a major rally” in support of Cruz in October in “the biggest stadium in Texas we can find.” Cruz faces tough competition for re-election in the upcoming November midterm elections from his challenger, Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke.
I will be doing a major rally for Senator Ted Cruz in October. I’m picking the biggest stadium in Texas we can find. As you know, Ted has my complete and total Endorsement. His opponent is a disaster for Texas - weak on Second Amendment, Crime, Borders, Military, and Vets!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2018
Many tweeters bashed Trump for hypocrisy, highlighting his past insulting comments about Cruz.
Trump gave Cruz, a rival in the 2016 GOP presidential nominee race, the nickname “Lyin’ Ted.” He has also touted a conspiracy theory that Cruz’s father could have been involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy; Trump also made derogatory comments about Cruz’s wife.
Here, show him this while you’re at it Donald. pic.twitter.com/J6UTnPhGJ3
— NotMyPresident #GlovesOff (@SimmonsGmarlins) September 1, 2018
— Thor Benson (@thor_benson) August 31, 2018
The biggest stadium in Texas is Kyle Field and has a capacity of about 102,000 people.
Obama used to draw 100,000 people to his rallies.
There’s a few smaller stadiums that seat just over 90,000 like Cotton Bowl in Dallas
You should probably look for a big YMCA or rec center!
— The Judge (@sanepatriot) September 1, 2018
tfw keeping a texas senate seat becomes something you have to work to do https://t.co/bzhtJ6KmsY
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) August 31, 2018
Would this be Lying Ted??? Asking for a friend...
— Gabriel Espinosa (@gaespinosa) September 1, 2018
This is so disqualifying for Ted Cruz. This man publicly called Cruz's wife ugly and accused Cruz's father of conspiring to kill JFK. That's how depraved and power hungry Ted Cruz truly is, he sets it all aside to cling to power. No morals, no values. https://t.co/JkAIEiWRX1
— Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) August 31, 2018
— Janneth Verduzco (@JannethVerduzco) September 1, 2018
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) August 31, 2018
Not a great sign that POTUS is needed to help a GOP state-wide candidate in Texas. https://t.co/OmIh0wejSd
— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) August 31, 2018
Prediction: Trump will make fun of Cruz at this event in some way. He won't be able to stop himself. https://t.co/dUkAGx9Qgt
— Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) August 31, 2018
1. Hilarious that he’s campaigning for lying Ted
2. Amazing that Cruz needs the help https://t.co/zBSP9xmVSU
— Sam Stein (@samstein) August 31, 2018
The president will be campaigning for "Lyin' Ted," who called Trump a "sniveling coward" and told him to leave his family "the hell alone" during the 2016 presidential campaign after Trump basically called Cruz' wife ugly.
How times change. https://t.co/ES1RJLv9oG
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) August 31, 2018
— Matt Flegenheimer (@mattfleg) August 31, 2018
So no “Lying Ted” chants this time? https://t.co/JhNpqMyaWC
— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) August 31, 2018
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