thedailybeast.com - 9 days ago
Ted Cruz Insists 'It Was Not Me' in Awkward Interview About Porn and Sex Toys
Jake Tapper could not wait to talk about “that one brief moment when President Trump's Twitter account was not the Twitter account setting Washington abuzz” this week.
Halfway through The Lead on Wednesday, Tapper welcomed his CNN colleague Dana Bash to introduce her new interview with Senator Ted Cruz, the first since he appeared to “like” a pornographic video on Twitter. “I have to say that the senator came to me to talk about the tax reform plan that he unveiled today and he clearly wishes that that was his focus,” Bash said. Yet Bash decided to get the more salacious story out of the way first in her interview. Calling the tweet in question “clearly porn,” she borrowed the title Hillary Clinton’s new campaign memoir and simply asked: “What happened?” “Look, we had a staffer who accidentally hit the wrong button and it was a screw-up,” Cruz explained. “I will say, Twitter went crazy with it, it became trending. As soon as we found out about it, we pulled it down.
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