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Ted Cruz' Beard the Star Of Twitter; Gets Roasted During Impeachment Trial

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By Emily Reily
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Ted Cruz' beard is making headlines again, and since it's getting star billing during President Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate, it's prime time for people to start making fun of his uneven and creepy facial hair.

"Even in a bitterly divided country we should all be able to agree that Ted Cruz’s beard needs to be impeached," said one.

Why Is It Scraggly and Multi-Colored?

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"Ted Cruz's beard game is absolute trash," wrote @slipperywerm.

@stevebluestein nailed it on the head with his comment: "Most men grow a beard and look hip. Ted Cruz grows a beard and looks like the leading man in a porn flick."

We have a winner: "Making fun of peoples physical appearance is mean-spirited and unnecessary in any situation. However, Ted Cruz’s crap beard looks like a shite cosplay beard that he puts in a box when he goes to bed."

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Many were frightened by his new facial facade, but some did have a positive reaction to Cruz' new look.

"Whichever consultant told Ted Cruz to grow a beard was right. I used to not respect Cruz. Now, I still don't respect him, but he looks good," wrote @JackKiraly.

But the negative feedback from his facial fashion look is giving others pause as to whether their own hair creation would be a disaster.

"I haven’t grown a beard in a really long time and it’s because I’m terrified that it will look like Ted Cruz’s beard," said @KineticSKATE.

We'd Rather Have the Groundhog Make This Announcement

Some people decided words were just not enough to convey their disgust at having to look at Ted Cruz' beard, and so resorted to various gifs to get their point across.

A perfectly acceptable idea is using Clint Eastwood's grumpy face to get across their opinion, which @WSV_GUY decided to try, while the Twitter account for the political news show "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee" dug deeper for its say on the matter.

Don't Let Him Near Your Kids

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The multi-colored beard look that Cruz has been sporting also conjures up images of overall creepy dudes, like guys who mentor kids but shouldn't.

"Ted Cruz grew a beard now he looks like a youth group leader," said @yellatjennifer.

The Daily Beast has contributed its own opinion on Beardgate, that one person on Twitter quoted:

"...Ted Cruz, looking for all the world like the cumulative result of cascading replication errors from cloning Wolverine too many times..."


Cruz has spoken up as well, but not about his "beard." He's been credited with saying some highly questionable, yet extremely quotable statements that really should be repeated.

C-SPAN quoted Cruz as saying:

"There's an old saying that if you have the facts, you bang the facts. If you have the law, you bang the law, if you don't have either, you bang the table."

Seriously, what is wrong with him?

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