Since the start of the month, the biggest story in the news has centered around #Donald Trump and his claim that former President Barack Obama found a way to wiretap his office in Trump Tower during election. Trump has yet to provide any evidence to back up his allegation. but that hasn't stopped the likes of Sen. #Ted Cruz from defending him.
Cruz on Trump
During the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump made it a habit to target and attack nearly all of his political opponents. Whether it was referring to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as "low energy," calling Florida Sen. Marco Rubio "Little Marco," or his constant attacks on Democratic nominee Hilary Clinton, the former host of "The Apprentice" routinely found a way to smear and takedown the opposition. However, Trump's biggest rival during the primary election was Ted Cruz. Trump went as far as to promote a false National Enquirer story that alleged Cruz had cheated on his wife with five women, while going as far as accusing his father of taking part in the plot to assassinate John F. Kennedy. Despite this, Cruz is now a big supporter of the president, and came to his defense during a March 19 interview on CBS' "Face the Nation."
Joining host CBS News host John Dickerson was Ted Cruz, who was asked if the American people can trust Donald Trump, especially after the wiretapping conspiracy. "Well, listen. I don't know what basis the President has for these allegations," Cruz admitted. "I will point out that this isn't as outlandish as everyone in the press suggests," he continued. "We do know that the Obama administration targeted their political enemies," Cruz noted, while adding, "We do know that the IRS, for example, targeted citizen's groups who spoke out in defense of the Constitution. Who spoke out against Obama." The senator from the Lone Star State referred to Trump's claims as "serious," but that worthy of looking into.
In response to Ted Cruz defending Donald Trump's credibility and wiretapping conspiracy, #social media users were quick to fire back. "ALLIGATIONS? Don't you mean lying?" one Twitter user wrote. "He a compulsive liar who uses cable tv as his go to source. #insane" another tweet read.
"Wonder if he can pry his lips off dt's ass long enough to hear himself?" another user on Twitter wrote. "Claims he made about your dad being in on killing JFK are big claims. Maybe we should check that out too? Come on Ted" an additional tweet read.
As Ted Cruz continues to get hammered on social media due to his newfound support of the president, Donald Trump has even more important things to worry about. In additional to defending his wiretapping allegations, the president is in the middle of a fight in Congress, where he wants to push through the newly released Republican health care bill, as well as his budget proposal.