Ted Cruz’s Sideways Facebook Live Goes Awfully Wrong & Goes Viral
Senator Ted Cruz ruined his Facebook Live broadcast Friday.
The former presidential nominee’s live chat with conservative radio host Mark Davis went viral but for the wrong reasons. An unidentified staffer filming the encounter on a smartphone suffered some “technical problems” halfway through.
.@chrislhayes looks at Sen. Ted Cruz’s Facebook live that went upside down…
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 20, 2018
Cruz, currently in a tight race with social media-savvy Democratic congressman Beto O’Rourke said his team “may not win IT department of the year.” He also repeatedly urged the smartphone-operator to remove their hand from over the camera’s lens.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) October 20, 2018
Twitter mocked Cruz for the rest of the day. One user tweeted “Ted Cruz going sideways on Facebook live. This joke is too easy. #BetoForSenate”
— Stephanie Gillis (@stevie_gillis) October 19, 2018
Another tweeted, “I didn’t know my mom was in charge of Ted Cruz’s Facebook live streams.”
I didn’t know my mom was in charge of Ted Cruz’s Facebook live streams https://t.co/XAUFnQVDiD
— Sara Porcheddu (@saraporcheddu) October 20, 2018
Cruz and O’Roarke face off in a tightly contested race for the Senate on November 6.