Ted Cruz and Actor Ron Perlman Exchange Twitter Jabs

Ted Cruz and Actor Ron Perlman Exchange Twitter Jabs

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
June 15, 2020

Over the weekend, Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) and actor Ron Perlman took part in a heated debate over Twitter after Perlman launched criticism at Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz (R).

In a tweet, Perlman posted a picture of Rep. Jim Jordan (R), telling Gaetz that “if it weren’t for [Jordan] you’d be the ugliest politician walking.”

In response, Senator Cruz came to Gaetz’s defense, saying “listen Hellboy. You talk good game when you’ve got Hollywood makeup & stuntment. But I’ll bet $10k – to the nonpolitical charity of your choice – that you couldn’t last 5 min in the wrestling ring” with Rep. Jim Jordan “w/0 getting pinned.” Asking Perlman if he’s “up for it,” Cruz also questioned if Perlman’s publicist might think that it’s “too risky?”

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Answering the call, Perlman then shifted his sight to Cruz, admitting that “since mentioning jim Jordan and wrestling is… problematic, why don’t we say f*** him and just make it you & me” before announcing that he would “give 50k to Black Lives Matter and you can keep all the tax payer money you were thinking of spending.”

Rep. Jordan is a former collegiate wrestler and wrestling coach, but it seems the main event is poised to be Perlman vs. Cruz. Although the Texas Senator has not responded to Perlman regarding a possible wrestling match, it’s safe to say followers of both Perlman and Cruz are interested to see how this debacle concludes.

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.
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