The internet and social media have been abuzz the past few weeks with Ted Cruz’s new beard.
It all started when Cruz made a public appearance with some stubble, igniting a firestorm of controversy.
“Ted Cruz grew a beard over Thanksgiving!” Business Insider’s Joe Perticone tweeted in astonishment.
But not everyone approved. The Twitter trolls soon emerged in full force, armed with memes, insults and extreme close-ups of the senator’s face.
But check out what Cruz tweeted on Wednesday morning:
“Pretty cool: A good friend is studying in Yeshiva in Israel. His rabbi told him he liked my beard, elaborating “It gives Cruz a Talmudic & Rabbinic look & presence that will put the fear of the Lord into Israel’s enemies & promote Middle East peace.” Wow. Perhaps a bit much….”