Tea Party darling Ted Cruz tried to rebuke a New York Times writer during the GOP debate but ended up becoming an internet joke when he brought up that columnist had called him a ‘demon’ and the internet went wild with comments!
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz unintentionally became an internet sensation when he needlessly brought up a writer from the New York Times who compared him to the evil demonic spirit from the movie It Follows. Ummm, Ted, many of us had never read David Brook’s op-ed piece about it, but thanks for giving the internet the “purple unicorn” of this debate!
Ted called the Jan. 14 expose about his $1 million in undisclosed campaign loans a “Hit piece on the cover of the New York Times, that’s the nice thing about the mainstream media, they don’t hide their views.” He brought up the fact that a columnist for the paper said, “Anybody but Cruz” and said that the same columnist later compared him “to the evil demonic spirit from the movie It Follows that jumps from body to body possessing people.” Well, the columnist didn’t exactly say that it so many words, but that’s apparently how Ted took it.
In the process of bringing something up needlessly that none of us were even aware of before, he managed to make the internet come alive with the comparison that Ted is a demon. Once again, the Twittersphere had fun with his amazing nugget of a demon comparison and some of the comments were hilarious!
I assume if @tedcruz were a demon with the ability to jump into different bodies, he would have picked a less doughy, pudgy one
— Mike Nelson (@mikenelson586) January 15, 2016
Ted Cruz is an actual demon muppet, but I'm really enjoying his fire-breathing this evening.
— e. schenck (@inthemilk) January 15, 2016
Ted Cruz: The New York Times said I was a demon. [pause] Ted Cruz: hey completely unrelated but y'all wanna see this dead bird i killed
— dalton day (@lilghosthands) January 15, 2016
@trilbe lol. all i know is that ted cruz is most *definitely* a demon.
— Amanda Hanna (@theamandahanna) January 15, 2016
So far I've learned that Ted Cruz is some kind of evil demon who has trouble filling out forms. #GOPDebate
— Kris Kanthak (@kramtrak) January 15, 2016
Um, It Follows just got a shout-out from Ted Cruz during the #GOPDebate. Something about a New York Times writer comparing him to a demon.
— J. Olson (@cinemixtape) January 15, 2016
— Amber Passon (@AmberPasson) January 15, 2016
— Inlivingcolorz (@InLivingColorz) January 15, 2016
— Mike Bertram (@michaeldbertram) January 15, 2016
Ted Cruz admitting that he is a demon spirit jumping from body to body #thanksTed!!
— Laura (@Lauraloooh) January 15, 2016
Ted Cruz has upgraded from a vampire to a demon – stay classy mainstream media. #gopdebate
— Cade Marsh (@C3M1KVentures) January 15, 2016
Ted Cruz is such a demon! I need to read that NYT piece. It sounds amazingly factual. #GOPDebate
— Chidike Okeem (@VOICEOFCHID) January 15, 2016
Answer the question Ted Cruz! Are you possessed by a demon??? #GOPDebate
— L. Joy Williams (@ljoywilliams) January 15, 2016
I totally buy that Ted Cruz is a demon
— Chelsea Bryant (@brychels) January 15, 2016
In case you were wondering, this is what the demon from it follows is life:
Oh Ted, never stop giving the internet such great comments to go nuts over at every debate!
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of Ted’s strange comment?