David Hogg, activists raise thousands for billboard featuring Trump's tweets of Ted Cruz.
Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg and other activists are working to stop Texas Sen. Ted Cruz from winning reelection by raising thousands of dollars to purchase a mobile billboard that will feature some of President Trump’s scathing tweets about his former Republican rival.
Antonio Arellano, a Texas-based activist, was joined by Hogg and political activist Claude Taylor to launch the GoFundMe page, which seeks to raise the $6,000 needed for a billboard.
In a description on the Go Fund Me page, the billboard is intended to be used as a reminder of Trump’s words regarding Cruz during the heated 2016 Republican presidential primary. The hatchet has long since been buried between the two men, however, and last week Trump announced he would headline “a major rally” for Cruz in October. Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke is challenging Cruz in November for the Senate seat.
I will be doing a major rally for Senator Ted Cruz in October. I’m picking the biggest stadium in Texas we can find. As you know, Ted has my complete and total Endorsement. His opponent is a disaster for Texas - weak on Second Amendment, Crime, Borders, Military, and Vets!
During the 2016 presidential election, Trump nicknamed Cruz “Lyin’ Ted,” appeared to make fun of the senator’s wife’s appearance and even lent support to a conspiracy theory suggesting Cruz's Cuban-born father had a hand in President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Cruz responded by calling Trump "a sniveling coward," ''a pathological liar" and "a serial philanderer." The GoFundMe campaign raised $9,760 as of Monday morning, surpassing its goal of $6,000.