In a bit of a shocker, Texas Senator Ted Cruz wrote the entry for President Donald Trump in Time’s ‘Worlds’s 100 Most Influential People List.’
It appears Cruz has put the knockdown, drag ’em out, bruising 2016 Republican primaries behind him, and recognized Trump as the influential and disruptive force necessary in Washington today.
There was certainly no love lost between the two just over a year ago when Trump was taking the political world by storm, and Cruz was positioning himself as the former real estate mogul’s biggest threat as a Reagan conservative.
Today, Cruz on Trump: “We are staring at the abyss.” https://t.co/liciHHV7S4
— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) May 3, 2016
Cruz once described Trump as “a serial philanderer,” an “amoral pathological liar,” and a “braggadocious, arrogant buffoon.”
“If Indiana does not act, this country could well plunge into the abyss,” he warned.
For his part, Trump made personal attacks and engaged in conspiracy theories involving Cruz’s father, and tossed some insults out towards his wife, Heidi.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2016
My, how times have changed.
Cruz, recognizing that conservatism is the goal, and placing politically motivated insults aside, writes that President Trump is doing what he was elected to do.
Sen. Ted Cruz Wrote About President Trump For Time’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ List https://t.co/Z4NTG3d4fh
— Kathleen lawson (@Kathlee57006424) April 19, 2018
“President Trump is a flash-bang grenade thrown into Washington by the forgotten men and women of America,” Cruz explains. “The fact that his first year as Commander in Chief disoriented and distressed members of the media and political establishment is not a bug but a feature.”
The senator went on to list the President’s numerous successes and achievements for the American people.
“While pundits obsessed over tweets, he worked with Congress to cut taxes for struggling families,” he wrote. “While wealthy celebrities announced that they would flee the country, he fought to bring back jobs and industries to our shores.”
Cruz also mentioned Trump’s incredible success in restoring peace to the Korean peninsula, something that should earn the Republican president consideration for the Nobel Prize.
“President Trump is doing what he was elected to do: disrupt the status quo,” Cruz concluded. “That scares the heck out of those who have controlled Washington for decades, but for millions of Americans, their confusion is great fun to watch.”
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Source: USA Today