Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) fell for more disinformation on social media on Monday, sharing a wildly out-of-context tweet about the border.
The message Cruz retweeted had video showing part of the border wall apparently welded open.
“The Biden administration welded open the Trump border wall in Tucson, AZ. It’s not a crisis. It’s by design,” the original message said.
Cruz called it “nuts” and blamed it on President Joe Biden as he shared it:
Versions of that message have been circulating in right-wing media.
However, as a community note appended to the original tweet points out, the gates are open due to the threat of flash floods, which could knock the wall over.
Cruz didn’t mention a problem with it at the time.
Cruz has had some well-documented struggles with social media, especially X, formerly called Twitter.
Just last week, for example, he fell for hoax footage supposedly showing a shark swimming in the flooded waters of the 405 freeway in Los Angeles ― footage that resurfaces as a joke during many floods.
In 2017, his account “liked” a hardcore porn video, which he later blamed on a staffer. Last year, his trip to Cancun as his state suffered from crippling power outages in the midst of a debilitating storm was exposed by pics on social media ... and his attempts to joke about it with tweets fell flat.