Ted Cruz criticizes Justin Timberlake tweet

Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzLincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad How conservative conspiracy theories are deepening America's political divide Gianforte halts in-person campaigning after wife, running mate attend event with Guilfoyle MORE (R-Texas) is criticizing pop star Justin Timberlake's pledge of financial support for those arrested during protests over the death of George Floyd, saying he should instead give money to businesses destroyed by people.

"Justin, how about giving your millions to a fund to help the African-American and Hispanic small businesses that are being burned & looted rather than a fund to bail out the spoiled (often white) ANTIFA terrorists who are destroying minority communities?" Cruz wrote to his 3.7 million followers, retweeting Timberlake. 

Timberlake's tweet invited people to join him in donating to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which helps low-income people pay bail. 


"Please join me in supporting the Minneapolis protesters by donating to the @mnfreedomfund," Timberlake tweeted Sunday to his more than 64 million followers. "The freedom fund is combatting the harms of incarceration by paying bail for low income individuals who cannot otherwise afford."

Cruz, President TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE and other conservatives have blamed antifa for violent actions that have taken place amid protests.

Timberlake, 39, has not responded to Cruz's tweet.

Overall, the "Trolls" star's tweet had earned more than 47,000 responses and more than 20,000 likes as of Monday afternoon.

Other celebrities including Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, Colin Kaepernick and Chrissy Teigen have also pledged to bail out protesters.