Ted Cruz was in Texas on Monday making phone calls on behalf of Republicans in a room full of Trump signs. He looked very sad, like a man who had been stripped of all dignity after (sort of) endorsing the man who insulted his wife and suggested his father played a role in the JFK assassination.
The final humiliation https://t.co/NvSQGKRAUL
— Liam Donovan (@LPDonovan) October 6, 2016
Some people were quick to point out that Cruz wasn’t explicitly asking voters to support Donald Trump. But the image of a sad, humilia-Ted Cruz reluctantly doing political grunt work on behalf of Donald Trump instantly became an meme on the internet.
"Hello darkness, my old friend…" https://t.co/wfJClX9U9w
— Jeff B/DDHQ (@EsotericCD) October 6, 2016
"Yes, that same Ted Cruz. Yup, he called my wife ugly. Yes, he did say my dad killed Kennedy. Why am I doing this? Because I hate myself." pic.twitter.com/zqEH61TlpK
— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) October 6, 2016
"I'm calling to ask you to vote for Donald Trump"
"Wait, who is this again?" pic.twitter.com/b0RBEOM08z
— ClotureClub.com (@ClotureClub) October 6, 2016
"I, Rafael Edward "Ted" Cruz, am being held here against my will. My captors have treated me well, providing regular bread and water…" pic.twitter.com/La4xRbSPUV
— Luke Savage (@LukewSavage) October 6, 2016
This is how the Ted Cruz biographical film will begin
"I better you're wondering how I got here…." https://t.co/szFHdm9LKS
— Dave Jorgenson (@davejorgenson) October 6, 2016
Cruz your enthusiasm. https://t.co/3piiPg6zvo
— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) October 6, 2016
This seems to be a pattern for former Trump opponents and critics who have endorsed the Republican nominee. Chris Christie, for example, reportedly fetches Trump’s meals at McDonald’s like a good boy.
Who will be next?
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) October 6, 2016
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