Where’s the unicorn emoji when you need it? Ted Cruz insisted that “mythical moderate rebels” didn’t exist in the modern world, much like purple unicorns.
This is the point in the debate where things have gone off the rails! Ted Cruz is the laughing stock of Twitter after he compared moderate rebels in Syria to being a rare as “purple unicorns.” Um … huh?! That’s what most people began tweeting the moment he made the suggestion, along with hilarious jokes that we have compiled for your viewing pleasure below!
When discussing his plan to wipe out extremist leader and Syrian President, Bashar Assad he made the comment of the night! “We keep hearing from President Obama, Hillary Clinton and Washington Republicans that they’re searching for these mythical, moderate rebels. They’re like purple unicorns. They never exist. These moderate rebels end up being jihadists.”
That’s when Twitter erupted and we picked out the best tweets:
Sooooo… that purple unicorn comment? Did we just witness Ted Cruz come out as a Bronie on live tv? #GOPDebate
— Bird Is The Worm (@BirdIsTheWorm) December 16, 2015
— Jessica de Sá-Mota (@jessicadesa) December 16, 2015
Purple is a silly colour for a unicorn I agree with Cruz. #tytlive
— RaferMadness (@suddeneternity) December 16, 2015
Ted Cruz: "It's like a purple unicorn. It doesn't exist." SO YOURE SAYING WHITE UNICORNS ARE REAL?
— Jason Marcum (@marcum89) December 16, 2015
"I bet you you can't work 'purple unicorn" into one of your answers." – someone. "I'll take that bet" – Ted Cruz #GOPDebate
— Chelsea Rose (@Chelsepia) December 16, 2015
HollywoodLifers, do you think Ted’s comparison was ridiculous?