Social media mocks Ted Cruz over flattering Time 100 piece on Trump
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Social media mocked Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGoogle official denies allegations of ties to China The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet Cruz in 2016 said 'something fundamentally wrong' with Christians who back Trump: book MORE (R-Texas) on Thursday for writing a flattering piece about President TrumpDonald John Trump#IStandWithPresTrump trends in response to #IStandWithIlhan 2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally Trump averages highest approval rating of his presidency in second quarter: Gallup MORE for Time's list of the 100 most influential people, despite past battles between the two men.

Cruz called Trump a “flash bang grenade” in the essay, saying that the president had followed through on his promise to "disrupt the status quo."

"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,” Cruz wrote.

Readers noted that the former presidential campaign rivals have been highly critical of each other in the past.


Trump suggested during the campaign that Cruz's father was involved in the John F. Kennedy assassination and retweeted a tweet critical of Cruz's wife's appearance.

Cruz called Trump “utterly amoral” and a “pathological liar” in response.

Twitter users quickly noted Cruz and Trump’s past battles in light of the flattering profile.