Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) team sure knows how to botch a Facebook Live broadcast.
The lawmaker’s live chat with conservative radio host Mark Davis went viral Friday, but for all the wrong reasons — after an unidentified staffer who was filming the encounter on a smartphone suffered some, well, “technical problems” midway through.
Check out what happened from the 9-minute 40-second mark in Cruz’s video here. Or watch the highlights on MSNBC below:
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 20, 2018
Cruz, whose seat is being challenged by the social media-savvy Democratic Congressman Beto O’Rourke, admitted his team “may not win IT department of the year” as he repeatedly urged the smartphone-operator to remove their hand from over the camera’s lens.
Footage of the broadcast inevitably trended on Twitter, drawing the attention of people including former porn star Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti:
Ted Cruz just tried to do a Facebook Live but his staff seems to have no idea how an iPhone camera works — here’s two minutes of bizarreness pic.twitter.com/vyol4pQqXx
— Alex Thomas (@AlexThomasDC) October 19, 2018
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) October 20, 2018
— Stephanie Gillis (@stevie_gillis) October 19, 2018
I didn’t know my mom was in charge of Ted Cruz’s Facebook live streams https://t.co/XAUFnQVDiD
— Sara Porcheddu (@saraporcheddu) October 20, 2018
— Tara Of Course You’re Single Libtard Dublin (@taradublinrocks) October 20, 2018
I hear Ted Cruz had some issues with his Facebook Live stream today... pic.twitter.com/1rRIW254do
— Lon Harris (@Lons) October 20, 2018
My 78 year old mother in law can use Facebook live better than Ted Cruz!!!! pic.twitter.com/Sibu6S5B6o
— #CableResists (@IamGrantRichter) October 20, 2018
- This article originally appeared on HuffPost.