During the 2016 presidential campaign Donald Trump mercilessly attacked Ted Cruz as `Lying Ted`. For good measure he also disparaged the looks of his wife, and claimed that his father was involved in the conspiracy to murder John F. Kennedy.
Naturally the press was curious how Trump could switch gears and enthusiastically support Cruz`s Senate campaign. Journalist Jonathan Karl asked Trump if Ted Cruz was still Lyin` Ted and he replied: He`s not Lyin` Ted anymore. He`s Beautiful Ted.
The nickname “Lyin` Ted” stuck like glue to Cruz, because mendacity is the essence of the Senator from Texas. It takes one to know one, and Trump christened Cruz with the perfect moniker.
I don`t think the new handle is going to stick, can you imagine a Texas redneck saying, “I`m going to vote for Beautiful Ted.”?
There is nothing beautiful about Cruz, his heart is the size and the texture of a kidney stone, his mind is a black hole where good thoughts disappear, and his face has been compared to everyone from Dracula to Grandpa Munster to ALF.
I doubt even Cruz`s homely wife has called him Beautiful Ted, Slimy bastard maybe, Zodiac Killer a-hole maybe, but Beautiful Ted, never!
If Beto O`Rourke beats Cruz I will be so overjoyed that I will call Cruz beautiful, and French kiss the ugly bastard.
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