Ted Cruz Is Getting Slammed For Questioning ‘New York Values’

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Priyanka Prasad
After Ted Cruz made some off-putting remarks regarding New York values during the Republican debate, the Internet was more than happy to put him in his place.

During Thursday night's Republican presidential debate, Sen. Ted Cruz made some controversial remarks regarding the people of New York: “Everybody understands that the values in New York City are socially liberal and pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage and focus on money and the media,” the Texas senator said. “Not a lot of conservatives come out of Manhattan.”

Donald Trump shot back at the slam on New York values by referring to New Yorkers’ response in the aftermath of 9/11 (a smart play), but the damage had been done. Hundreds of angry New Yorkers began to tweet at Cruz, and the New York Daily News released a scathing cover today—the Statue of Liberty flipping the bird underneath the words, “Drop Dead Ted.”

NY Daily News columnist Mike Lupica had this to say about the city: “The best of this city is the best of this country, and always has been. When it was hit in a way that no American city had ever been hit, it came together and rose up together in a moment as thrilling as any America had ever seen.”

New York has always held a special place in America’s heart after 9/11, and people were more than willing to let Cruz know exactly how they felt, including New York City's Mayor, Bill de Blasio:

Cruz just attacked one of the patriotic cores of America, and as the response proves, it was not a particularly wise move on his part. 

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