Cruz 1, Deadspin 0.
Since stepping into the national spotlight as a candidate for president last year, Ted Cruz has been forced to put up with countless memes and jokes on social media, saying he looked like everyone from Grandpa Munster to Pee Wee Herman.
So when the sports website, Deadspin, called him out on Twitter — asking for “proof” that he plays basketball, after Politico ran a story saying he hoops weekly — the Texas senator knew just what to do.
On Tuesday, after waiting more than a day, Cruz delivered his epic counter: a photo of Duke basketball player Grayson Allen — one of his most popular doppelgangers — shooting a foul shot.
“What do I win?” the Republican asked.
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 25, 2017