All the nasty tweets Donald Trump posted about Sen. Ted Cruz will come back to haunt him, and it might benefit Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke.
Two well-known activists, David Hogg and Antonio Arellano, are raising thousands of dollars to have the mean tweets turned into giant billboards.
Hogg and the Latino community organizer want Texans to remember what the president really thinks of the man he called “Lyin’ Ted” for almost a year.
The Houston-based activist had the idea after Trump took to Twitter and said that he has plans to campaign for Cruz.
The Republican leader said: “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!.”
Arellano launched a GoFundMe post and has collected almost $10,000 for the project.
He explained: “We are planning to display the president’s own words about Cruz from 2016 on a mobile billboard, to remind Texans of the truth. Texans deserve better.”
During the 2016 primaries, Trump said Cruz was not a Christian and not eligible for the presidency because he was born in Canada.
Trump also claimed Cruz’ father, Rafael Cruz, was involved in John Kennedy‘s assassination and more or less called the senator’s wife, Heidi Cruz, ugly.
Arellano shared an image of what the billboards will look like and explained: “Why would the people the people of Texas support Ted Cruz when he has accomplished absolutely nothing for them. He is another all talk, no action pol!”
— Antonio Arellano (@AntonioArellano) September 1, 2018
The Parkland school shooting survivor and gun control activist shared a few of Trump’s not-so-kind tweets and thanked him for providing Democrats with so much material.
— David Hogg text VOTE to 954-954 (@davidhogg111) September 2, 2018
The latest polls from NBC show that O’Rourke is four points behind Cruz.