As Twitchy told you yesterday, New York Times editorial board member Mara Gray took offense to Sen. Ted Cruz adding full context to a Frederick Douglass quote from one of his speeches that Colin Kaepernick shared on Twitter. The isolated quote was obviously intended as a slam on America (on the Fourth of July no less) but the full speech, from which Cruz shared many quotes, revealed something very different.

Next up to try and criticize Cruz for having the nerve to directly quote Frederick Douglass is New York City Councilman Justin Brannan:

That was teed up perfectly for Cruz to respond:

It’s amazing those things have to be pointed out, but here we are. Meanwhile, Brannan’s tweet is getting ratio’d into the stratosphere:

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Ted Cruz and Charles C.W. Cooke just embarrassed Colin Kaepernick so badly even we feel sorry for him