Twitter is abuzz over a clip that shows a fly crawling into Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s mouth and being washed down with bottled water during an appearance on Fox News’ Hannity program. The brief clip, without sound, rocketed around Twitter on Wednesday night, and by Thursday morning, #ToadCruz was the number one trending topic on the platform — helped along with some blue-check amplification.
Disgusting human, and fat wolverine cosplayer ted cruz
eats a fly, live on a parody news channel pic.twitter.com/ldoheJq4DC
— 🥀_Imposter_🌹 (@Imposter_Edits) May 26, 2021
#ToadCruz Reads Dr Seuss
I do not like green eggs and ham
I do not like them, Ted I am
I do not like green eggs to chew
I do not like clean water too
I do not like it in a flask
I do not like it through a mask
But I am just like other guys
The thing I like, is eating flies pic.twitter.com/iBay2E2jNQ
— Tomi T Ahonen (@tomiahonen) May 27, 2021
— Linda Childers (@lindarchilders) May 27, 2021
UPDATE: At this writing Mediaite has not made any changes to their post but others on Twitter are saying the clip is fake. I’ve updated the headline to this post.
Alas, just saw the original video and confirmed that this is fake. https://t.co/lfd1SiHfFH
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) May 27, 2021
The “Ted Cruz swallowed a fly on Fox News” video is fake.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) May 27, 2021