Richard Linklater isn’t letting Ted Cruz off the hook. On the heels of an October 8 advertisement in which Linklater questioned whether or not Cruz was “tough as Texas,” as his political slogan claims, the director has released a second anti-Cruz political ad on behalf of the Fire Ted Cruz PAC that asks whether or not Cruz truly loves Texas or not. Texas senator Cruz is seeking re-election this November against Democrat Beto O’Rourke.
Cruz dissed O’Rourke earlier this year by referring to the democrat as a “Triple Meat Whataburger liberal who is out of touch with Texas values.” O’Rourke responded by taking a video of himself ordering food at a Texas Whataburger following a September debate against Cruz. Linklater’s new ad, once again starring his “Bernie” actor Sonny Carl Davis, plays directly into the feud.
“Everybody I know in Texas likes Whataburger,” Sonny says in the ad. Linklater then cuts to footage of Cruz declaring his love of White Castle burgers.
“There’s not a White Castle within 900 miles of Texas, Ted,” Davis says. “Uh, maybe up in Canada, huh? But not in Texas.”
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Watch Linklater’s latest “Fire Ted Cruz” advertisement in the video below.