Ever since Sen. Ted Cruz claimed in the most recent GOP debate that “I think most people know exactly what New York values are” as a slight against Donald Trump, examples of #NewYorkValues, mostly humorous, have been seen all over Twitter. Today, though, Trump took the concept to new heights (or depths) by posting a photo from 9/11 and asking, “Is this the New York that Ted Cruz is talking about & demeaning?”
Some liked Trump firing back at Cruz with both barrels, while others called use of the photo “vulgar exploitation.” We’re not sure if or how Cruz will respond to this latest broadside from Trump, but a few people have taken the rhetoric down a few notches by altering Trump’s challenge to Cruz.
For example, millennials are probably more familiar with viral sensation Pizza Rat than 9/11.
Is this the New York that Ted Cruz is talking about & demeaning? pic.twitter.com/o57YB20d2E
— Jonathan M. Katz (@KatzOnEarth) January 16, 2016
— Jimmy (@JimmyPrinceton) January 16, 2016
Is this the New York that Ted Cruz is talking about & demeaning? pic.twitter.com/cMwlItdYya
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 16, 2016
So far, Pizza Rat is looking pretty good (assuming he’s not a sex offender).
Everybody that loves the people of New York, and all they have been thru, should get hypocrites like Ted Cruz out of politics!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 16, 2016
J.R. Salzman sends a reminder that the 9/11 attacks affected the entire country.
@jrsalzman @Mel_lific You might add that towards the top of that "NY Values" list: the world revolves around them.
— CDB (@quietnolonger) January 16, 2016