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Ted Cruz's official Twitter liked a very NSFW video and the internet is reeling

Posted: 11:26 PM, Sep 11, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-12 13:47:03Z

One might assume, waking up to discover the name of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz trending in the hundreds of thousands early Tuesday morning, that Sept. 12 was shaping up to be a good day for the one-time Republican presidential candidate and all-time Princess Bride fan.

It was not.

At some point between midnight and 1 a.m. Eastern, a new entry had appeared under the ‘Likes’ tab, which usually houses dutiful shoutouts and #TexasStrong tweets, on Cruz’s Twitter account. It was swiftly unliked nearly an hour later, and we couldn’t post it here even if it was still up.

Because it was a minute-and-a-half clip of pornography involving three people.

With one presidential exception , few politicians run their own social media pages, so there are many suspects in the case of the errant like. Could it have been an intern or staffer who forgot to log out of the account on their private time? A hacker attempting to strike a quick, precise blow against a candidate who prided himself on a family values platform and strict reproductive healthcare policy? Ted Cruz himself? 

All are possible, but Cruz's communication adviser didn't have much to say about the incident.

"The offensive tweet posted on @tedcruz account earlier has been removed by staff and reported to Twitter," tweeted Catherine Frazier‏, Cruz's senior communications adviser, according to CNN.

One thing is certain, though: Twitter is having a very good time at Cruz’s expense.

It’s still probably not as bad a day for him as May 3, 2016, but it’s got to be up there.

For those of you just waking up this morning, take heart. You can make it through this Tuesday.  No matter what mistakes you've made today or any other day, on this particular day, you're not Ted Cruz or his press secretary, and you won't have to craft a news release involving a Twitter account called Sexualll Posts.

You're doing just fine.