Ted Cruz thinks “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson would make an excellent United Nations ambassador.
“Imagine for a second, Phil Robertson ambassador to the United Nations,” Ted Cruz said Friday morning during a campaign rally in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where the reality star made an appearance.
“You know what? There is a reason why he terrifies the mainstream media. He says things you’re not supposed to say. He actually remembers who we are as Americans,” Cruz said of Robertson. “He speaks it with a joy. Not with anger, not with hatred — with a joy.”
Watch a portion of the rally above.
Twitter reaction on the Cruz/Robertson partnership seems polarized:
When are folks like Phil Robertson and Ted Cruz going to be raptured already? You people keep promising to leave, but never do.
— Kyle R (@lefthandturn80) February 19, 2016
— Mandy ❤ (@SpringSteps) February 19, 2016
Say what you want but phil robertson is a American hero.
— RedneckMoron (@RedneckMoron) February 19, 2016
— C B Sharp (@SharpchevysC) February 19, 2016
I see Phil Robertson is still pretending he's a Christian…
— Darnell (@trini87) February 19, 2016
Phil Robertson and Ted Cruz were great as always.
— Matthew Laskowitz (@MatthewLasko) February 19, 2016
The surprise is that Ted Cruz hasn't yet called to put Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson on SCOTUS
— Ray Lawson (@Lawsonbulk) February 19, 2016
— CalifMartini (@califmartini) February 19, 2016
Phil robertson better be trending only bc he died and went to hell. Or he admits that hes gay.
— Name cannot be blank (@juaniam_) February 19, 2016
Phil Robertson is a joke. Just go back to hunting ducks and keep your mouth shut.
— Audrey Deitrich (@DeeDeeTrick) February 19, 2016
People are awful sour when Phil Robertson speaks his mind. Intolerant much?
— Matt Buzzy (@yankspackers) February 19, 2016
Charles Koch & Phil Robertson are trending at the same time as #TypeOfPeopleIAvoid … Coincidence??
— ™ (@taylorr2k16) February 19, 2016
— LtdGovt (@BeStrongAllways) February 19, 2016