Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas ridiculed after claiming his gender pronoun is 'kiss my ass'

Twitter users called out Cruz for his apparently insatiable appetite for kissing Donald Trump's ass.

click to enlarge U.S. Senator Ted Cruz smirks from the stage at last year's Student Action Summit. - Wikimedia Commons / Gage Skidmore
Wikimedia Commons / Gage Skidmore
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz smirks from the stage at last year's Student Action Summit.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, informed a gathering of right-wing college students that his pronoun is "kiss my ass" during a speech intended to mock gender identity.

Cruz's comment came Friday at Turning Point USA's annual Student Action Summit in Tampa, Florida. Former President Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr., Gov. Ron DeSantis and Fox News anchor Laura Ingraham were among the other far-right figures expected to appear, according to Creative Loafing Tampa.

In his speech, Cruz said part of him "celebrates" every time people offer their gender pronouns to others. His logic? Such pronouncements are "accelerating the country coming back" by spurring a backlash. Hmm. OK.

"I talked to a student recently at one of our woke college campuses who said she's required in every class to introduce herself and to give her pronouns," he added. "Well, I'm Ted Cruz, and my pronoun is 'kiss my ass.'"

The statement set off cheers from the crowd.

However, as could be expected, it also triggered a barrage of slams on Twitter — no small number of which touched on Cruz's apparently insatiable appetite for kissing Donald Trump's flabby orange posterior.  Stay on top of San Antonio news and views. Sign up for our Weekly Headlines Newsletter.

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