If you were asked to imagine a portrait of a man swallowing his pride, it might look a lot like this picture of Ted Cruz.
The Dallas Morning News shot some video of Cruz phone-banking for Republicans on Wednesday. He wasn't specifically doing it for Trump — as our own Dave Weigel notes, he didn't mention Trump — but he did do it in front of a row of Trump-Pence posters, which gave it that appearance.
— G.J. McCarthy (@gjmccarthy) October 6, 2016
By Thursday, the video was making the rounds on Twitter, as people poked fun at the idea of Cruz making calls for a man who attacked his wife on multiple occasions and suggested his father might have been involved in the John F. Kennedy assassination.
We've documented these and seven other instances in which the two men have said awful things about one another. And yet, after a hiccup at the GOP convention, there is Cruz putting some work in for Trump.
The Internet has thoughts on the image:
*record scratch, freeze frame*
Yup. That's me. You might be wondering how I ended up here. pic.twitter.com/LTkx4dG6tS
— Brandt (@UrbanAchievr) October 6, 2016
— Bodie McBodeface (@reynolds_b) October 6, 2016
The pain in Ted Cruz's eyes is too real. https://t.co/gnfqoO48k2
— CAFE (@cafedotcom) October 6, 2016
How long until Trump makes him say “Hi, this is Ted Cruz, whose father might have been involved in JFK’s assassination" https://t.co/mFWeZ8ftPK
— Matt O'Brien (@ObsoleteDogma) October 6, 2016
"Yes, that same Ted Cruz. Yup, he called my wife ugly. Yes, he did say my dad killed Kennedy. Why am I doing this? Because I hate myself." pic.twitter.com/zqEH61TlpK
— Mike Beauvais (@MikeBeauvais) October 6, 2016
"I've come to accept that yes, my father DID kill JFK." pic.twitter.com/bzDiPed6zA
— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) October 6, 2016
“uh hello this is ted cruz & i’m calling on behalf of donald trump who did not spill the beans on my wife” pic.twitter.com/RzQhy9DGqL
— young doug (@rillawafers) October 6, 2016
"Hi, Ted Cruz, the fraud who claims to be a true con & pits GOP against each other to win elections. I'm calling asking you to vote Trump" pic.twitter.com/0IIUO17EIG
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) October 6, 2016
— BroBible (@BroBible) October 6, 2016
Here is Ted Cruz realizing that Donald Trump has set him on a two-restaurants-taking-each-others-orders prank call. pic.twitter.com/6kWzsExHOs
— Sam Wilkinson (@samwilkinson) October 6, 2016
— Jack Holmes (@jackholmes0) October 6, 2016
[extremely Ted Cruz voice] my conscience... pic.twitter.com/dnv1wwjnuo
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) October 6, 2016
Ted Cruz cold calling for Trump may be the final humiliation, but it's not the first one. pic.twitter.com/gSg5IpS7KD
— Bob Schooley (@Rschooley) October 6, 2016
Ted Cruz is now a giant sigh come to life pic.twitter.com/idounOSoij
— Colin Jones (@colinjones) October 6, 2016
"Just between us. I'm voting for Hillary" pic.twitter.com/UfJuzY2eXR
— andy lassner (@andylassner) October 6, 2016
That Ted Cruz phone banking thing looks like how the Onion would portray Ted Cruz right now.
— Joe Weisenthal (@TheStalwart) October 6, 2016