As much as he loves to take cheap shots at people on social media, you’d think Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) would have developed an appreciation for those who manage to turn the tables and pull a good joke on him.
But, alas, Teddy doesn’t have much of a sense of humor, especially when it comes to the self-deprecating kind, and he winds up looking like the odd man out whenever someone trolls him.
Cruz was pranked by two guys who call themselves The Good Liars and love to pull pranks on political figures which they make a video of and then share on Twitter.
According to HuffPost, The Good Liars had the perfect plan, and they carried it out to perfection:
A prankster duo known as The Good Liars asked the lawmaker for an autograph. He appeared ready to comply until he got a closer look at what he was expected to sign.
It was a copy of a National Enquirer cover story linking Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, something then-rival Donald Trump used against him on the campaign trail.
There’s a story behind that National Enquirer cover, too: According to former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen, Donald Trump personally approved the story, which was then published by his close friend, David Pecker.
It should be noted, however, that the Texas senator did manage to bestow a compliment on The Good Liars, telling them he’d seen their “silly videos.” That remark delighted the two pranksters.
A week ago, Cruz managed to own himself when he told reporters that he didn’t understand Republicans who suck up to Trump:
Just once, I’d love to see a Republican candidate stand up in a primary and say, “I am a moderate, establishment squish. I stand for absolutely nothing.” It would be refreshingly honest at least. But nobody says that.
And by the way, they all pledge their love for Donald Trump. “I love Donald Trump.” “No, no. I love Donald Trump more.” “No, no, I have Donald Trump tattooed on my rear end.”
When it comes to a complete lack of self-awareness, Ted Cruz is in a category of his own.