Ted and Trump Trade Twitter Punches Over Each Other's Spouses

Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

Trigger fingers turned to Twitter fingers for Ted Cruz last night, as he fended off a Donald Trump tweet threatening to "spill the beans" on Heidi Cruz. 

BuzzFeed says the beef stems from a Facebook ad that an anti-Trump super-PAC recently circulated in Utah and Arizona, mocking a nude photoshoot Trump's wife did for British GQ magazine more than 15 years ago. A strategist with the PAC told BuzzFeed that the goal of the ad was to drum up support for Cruz among Mormon voters, because apparently nothing sends Latter Day Saints running toward Ted faster than the image of Melania Trump, half-naked and draped in fur.

Predictably, Trump was upset, and he took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with Cruz, even though the ad probably didn't come from his campaign. Trump went tit-for-tat, threatening to "spill the beans" on Cruz's wife, Heidi. It is currently unclear what "beans" Trump is referring to — magic beans? Jelly beans? Jumping beans? — if he has any at all. Regardless of the true weight behind Trump's bean talk, Cruz didn't take the threat lightly, throwing some first-name-basis shade back at "Donald":

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.