Friday, March 25, 2016 3:21 pm
The internet is agog over the snowballing report of an alleged sex scandal involving Senator Ted Cruz, who is politically immersed in a game of catching up with Republican front runner, Donald Trump.
Although the story is yet to be picked up by America’s mainstream media, such as The New York Times or the Washington Post, it is being spread by obviously ‘Trump supporters’, who felt that the scandal may be the machine gun needed to ruin Cruz’s political career and his chances to offer Trump a challenge to the Republican nomination.
The National Enquirer, the US scandal magazine claims that Cruz had affairs with five women, including having sex with one of them in a closet.
Trending with the hashtag, #CruzsexScandal, it is suspected that it may be the handiwork of Trump’s or Kasich supporters who may want to derail his claim for the presidential ticket in November.
Many Twitter posts suggest the story is a well calculated hatchet job by the Enquirer as the owners of Enquirer have a chummy relationship with Donald Trump.
— Phil Williams (@NC5PhilWilliams) March 25, 2016
Trump supporters gushed about the alleged scandal, taunting Cruz with his avowed Christian ethics and family values and an assumed betrayal of his wife.
It’s always the men who talk about their wives and family values ad-infinitum that end up having affairs in the closet. #cruzsexscandal
— Marlo Dell’Antonio (@MarloDetroit) March 25, 2016
There’s no berry sweeter than that of a “family values” politician getting exposed as a serial adulterer. #CruzSexScandal
— Craig S. (@YUCKYBOT) March 25, 2016
What ppl hate more than liars are hypocrites! Ted, you’re both. Wonder if the wife is “going to stand by your side”… #cruzsexscandal
— bsharif (@beasharif) March 25, 2016
There is no reaction yet from Cruz and his team and no candidate has made a remark of it.( Read: Cruz denies all)
The spreading scandal comes amidst a feud between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz over their spouses, with Cruz calling Trump “a sniveling coward” for threatening his wife on Twitter.
The senator from Texas also sharpened his attacks on Trump’s conservative credentials, linking the brash billionaire to disgraced New York politicians Eliot Spitzer and Anthony Weiner.
Cruz continued bashing Trump for making Cruz’s wife, Heidi, a target of social-media barbs.
“I have to say, seeing him go deeper and deeper into the gutter, it’s not easy to tick me off,” Cruz said at a news conference while campaigning in Dane, Wisconsin. “But you mess with my wife, you mess with my kids, it’ll do it every time.
“Donald, you’re a sniveling coward,” Cruz said. “Leave Heidi the hell alone.”
Cruz’s remarks were the latest burst of hostility between the two camps, which earlier this week erupted into full view when Trump accused Cruz of posting a nude photo of Melania Trump on Twitter. Trump responded by threatening to “spill the beans” on Cruz’s wife, Heidi.
Cruz denied having anything to do with the image, which was part of an attack by an anti-Trump Super PAC, Make America Awesome.
“Donald, real men don’t attack women. Your wife is lovely, and Heidi is the love of my life,” Cruz said in a post on Twitter earlier on Thursday.
Cruz’s tweet followed one moments earlier by Trump in which he retweeted an image featuring a less-than-flattering picture of Heidi Cruz juxtaposed with a glamorous photo of Melania.
The back-and-forth was too much for Senator Lindsey Graham, a former presidential candidate, who blasted both men in an interview on NBC’s “Today” show on Thursday.
“Talk about things that people really care about, and knock this crap off because these are serious times, and you’re not behaving like you want to be president of the United States,” he said.
For Trump, attacking another candidate’s wife may carry some political risks.
Half of U.S. women say they have a “very unfavorable” view of the billionaire businessman, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling in March.
Cruz fared better, with 24 percent of the 5,000 women surveyed saying they had a “very unfavorable” view of him.
The Democratic front-runner, Hillary Clinton, did worse than Cruz but better than Trump, with 36 percent of women polled saying they had a “very unfavorable” view of her. The poll had a credibility interval of 2 percentage points.