People Think There’s Something Familiar About Ted Cruz’s Airplanes Story

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) met with the small group of truckers protesting COVID-19 vaccine mandates around Washington on Tuesday and told a story that many people thought sounded suspiciously similar to tall tales often recalled by former President Donald Trump.

Cruz claimed: “Almost without exception, every time I’m on an airplane, either the captain or a flight attendant will come up to me, will hug me and say, ‘Thank you for fighting for us.’”

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Critics were highly skeptical.

And to many, the braggadocio sounded like Trump’s highly embellished recollections about people becoming emotional in his presence.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.