National Tabloid Claims Ted Cruz Is Having Affairs With Five Women, Twitter Explodes
Supermarket tabloid National Enquirer today ran a story, "SHOCKING CLAIMS: Pervy Ted Cruz Caught Cheating — With 5 Secret Mistresses!" And it's exploded on Twitter, spawning the hashtag #CruzSexScandal.
Meanwhile, HEAVY is on the case too, publishing this tweet...
...and reporting that in addition to Pierson, the other two women in the photos may be "former Carly Fiorina staffer Sarah Isgur Flores, and former Cruz communications director Amanda Carpenter. Carpenter is married, while Flores and Pierson are not. There is, of course, no proof that the photos of the women match their pixelated counterparts, or of the accuracy of the National Enquirer report."
But Twitter has exploded, with users obsessed with the story:
Right wing pundit Ben Shapiro was forced to take a stance:
BTW, if #CruzSexScandal turns out to be true, I'll dump Cruz faster than Trump dumps his latest wife when he sees a supermodel upgrade.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 25, 2016
Liberal pundit and comedian John Fugelsang weighed in:
Oh yeah well I heard Ted Cruz had a threeway with Irony & Karma. #CruzSexScandal— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) March 25, 2016
A Washinton Post reporter:
A Washinton Post columnist:
in any other year the #CruzSexScandal would be an obvious negative but it's 2016 where everything's made up and the points don't matter so— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) March 25, 2016
#CruzSexScandal NauseaTED— Snarkaroni™ (@Snarkaroni) March 25, 2016
That awkward moment when the party of family values has to choose between two adulterers to serve as the party's nominee#Cruzsexscandal— Trevor LaFauci (@Trevor_LaFauci) March 25, 2016
Waking up to #cruzsexscandal makes me want to go back to bed 😷— Calvin (@aurosan) March 25, 2016
It's going to be a very good weekend for the rest of us. #CruzSexScandal— Kwame Rose (@kwamerose) March 25, 2016
Breaking: Trump claims to have had more extramarital affairs than Cruz and with much hotter mistresses.#CruzSexScandal— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) March 25, 2016
TrusTED BusTED #CruzSexScandal— Peace Is Active (@peaceisactive) March 25, 2016
For those doubting the National Inquirer's #CruzSexScandal story, ask President John Edwards his opinion on their reporting.— Zack Farley (@zackfarley) March 25, 2016
Coincidentally, Ted Cruz's National Press Secretary posted this tweet Thursday night: