Republican Senator Ted Cruz must be starting a new job in comedy because his recent television appearance got some serious laughs. On NBC’s “Meet The Press” with Chuck Todd on Sunday, he supported the theory that Ukraine influenced the 2016 presidential election, despite there being absolutely no evidence for this.
Cruz, despite not having actual information, says he thinks Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election.
As he says, “I think there’s considerable evidence,” you can hear laughter—definitely at him—from somewhere behind the camera. He later remarks again that Ukraine “blatantly interfered in our election,” followed by a bumbling attempt at providing proof (which he does by mentioning one single op-ed piece). At that point, Todd reminds Cruz that Trump actually creates “false narratives” to benefit himself.
Go on, you can laugh, too.
As Wall Street Journal reports, “…bipartisan Senate investigation found no evidence of any systematic effort by Ukraine to interfere.” Yes, some Ukrainian officials supported Hillary Clinton, and Ukraine isn’t a huge fan of Trump’s BFF’s in Russia, but that doesn’t mean they interfered in the election.
Holy crap — you can hear people in the @MeetThePress studio laughing out loud right after Ted Cruz proclaims that he thinks Ukraine meddled in the 2016 election. What an embarrassment. pic.twitter.com/TjqoP8R538— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 8, 2019
Twitter’s outrage isn’t surprising, but it is all-too-common.
Ted Cruz's lies on national TV are so egregious that the Meet the Press crew - THE CREW! - is heard laughing off camera.— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) December 8, 2019
Imagine doing all of this for the guy who called your wife ugly in front of the entire nation. Not even a SHRED of dignity.pic.twitter.com/FCETNOVHar
“Trump must be like herding a senile cat on roller skates skidding on ice…” for the win.
It is funny watching these idiots try and protect Trump. But it’s so ironic they’ve been pushed into this corner because Trump keeps on admitting things and blowing up their defense.— Kiwi_CGFX (@Kiwi_CGFX) December 9, 2019
Trump must be like herding a senile cat on roller skates skidding on ice https://t.co/X7NmsSqrxV