Cruz: I’ve shaken off my 2016 nickname, hard feelings from clash with Trump

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) quipped Saturday night that he has shaken off his clash with President Trump during the 2016 presidential primaries and the nickname Trump gave him.

“This was also a breakthrough year in which my presidential sobriquet went from ‘Lyin’ Ted’ to ‘Beautiful Ted,’ ” Cruz joked at the Gridiron Club, according to Politico. “I gotta say, that new pet name felt like it really hit the mark. Why else do you think I’m growing a beard?”

“Anyway, silly nicknames can be hard to shed,” he added. “Just ask my distinguished colleagues: Little Marco, Pocahontas and Spartacus.”

“In any event, I’m sure I’ve shaken off my 2016 nickname for good, along with any hard feelings that might have lingered from my clash with Donald Trump,” Cruz added, according to the news outlet.- READ MORE

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