Ted Cruz Praised Liz (Outlasted By A Lettuce) Truss And You Won't Be-Leaf The Mockery

"Should someone tell him?” one commenter taunted the Republican's admiration for the shortest-serving British prime minister.

Senator Ted Cruz (Republican, Texas) drew ridicule for his praise of conservative British politician Liz Truss — of blink-and-you-miss-it prime ministerial fame — over the weekend.

“We are so grateful for our British friends and for strong leaders on the global stage who will champion conservative principles and defend Liberty,” Cruz wrote on X, formerly Twitter, Saturday alongside a photo of himself and his wife Heidi Cruz with Truss in Texas.

Truss, meanwhile, said it was “vital that conservatives win the battle of ideas both in the US and UK.”

“The time is now,” she added.

Check out their exchange here:

Critics reminded Cruz of Truss’ embarrassingly short-lived spell as UK leader.

She was forced to resign in October 2022 after her botched economic plan triggered financial chaos and a plummet in the value of the pound. With just 49 days in power, she became the shortest-serving British prime minister.

As Truss’ government was on the verge of implosion, the Daily Star tabloid live-streamed a head of lettuce and asked: “Can Liz Truss outlast a lettuce?”

She did not.


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