Ted Cruz had a humiliating night in New York.
The GOP presidential hopeful not only lost to his tormentor and party front-runner Donald Trump Tuesday night, he also lost the primaries to Ohio Gov. John Kasich — a candidate whose presence in the race has largely been irrelevant.
To add insult to injury, in at least one district in Westchester, Cruz got even fewer votes than someone who is no longer part of the presidential race: former neurosurgeon and "enthusiastic" Trump surrogate, Dr. Ben Carson.
The crushing defeat must have really disturbed the Texas senator, who is currently in Philadelphia, because his New York concession speech was nothing short of creepy. Filled with strange metaphors about America and his presidential campaign, Cruz made some comments that sent internet into a frenzy.
Yes, much to the utter pleasure of social media users, the White House hopeful did utter the words: “America has always been best when she is lying down with her back on the mat.”
Another phrase from his speech that’s making rounds on the internet is: “Join me in this journey of less talk and more action” — which was probably supposed to be inspiring.
In his defense, in the full of context of Cruz's speech the prose seems a little less perverted — but odd, nonetheless.
“America’s always been best when she is lying down with her back on the mat and the crowd has given the final count,” he told the crowd. “It is time for us as a nation to get up, to shake it off and be who we were destined to be. Don’t let anyone try to convince you otherwise.”
Here’s how Twitterati reacted to the one-liner.
America will always get its back off the mat, @tedcruz , but you just strike eveybody as so rapey.— Brian P. Hickey (@BrianPHickey) April 20, 2016
Watch the complete speech in the video below:
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