Liberal reaction to Ted Cruz’s announcement on Monday that he’s running for president has been predictably negative. But criticism of the Texas senator and his entry into the 2016 race has certainly not been limited to Democrats.
New York Republican Congressman Peter King, who has referred to Cruz as a “carnival barker,” yesterday told CNN that Cruz is “just a guy with a big mouth.” Rep. King added that he would jump off a bridge if the conservative lawmaker were to win the GOP nomination.
Responding to his critics on both sides of the aisle, Cruz told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Monday night that the media has depicted Republicans as either stupid or evil. He then went on to say that a third caricature has been invented for him — “crazy.”
Then with a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his lips reminiscent of how Ronald Reagan used to deal with an often hostile press, Cruz told Hannity that he takes that kind of caricature as “a little bit of a backhanded compliment.”
The first person to officially jump into the 2016 presidential contest went on to describe how media outlets “do everything they can” to portray him as a “wild-eyed” terrorist.
By clicking on the video above, you can see what Ted Cruz said about that media depiction of him during the interview on “Hannity.”
h/t: Fox News
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