Ted Cruz Is Actually Being Pretty Cool About This Porn Fiasco
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Twitter is getting a massive laugh out of Ted Cruz's account "liking" a porn video, and he joined in on the fun with a joke of his own Tuesday morning.

"If I had known that this would trend so quickly, perhaps we should have posted something like this during the Indiana primary," Cruz said Tuesday at the Capitol, according to NBC News reporter Frank Thorp.

The Texas senator was among more than 400 Twitter users who "liked" a two-minute porn clip from an account called @SexuallPosts on Monday, and the rest of the social media platform caught wind of it when a journalist shared a screenshot of the tweet under Cruz's "likes" tab. With over 380,000 tweets on the subject by Tuesday morning, the politician's name was the top United States trend on Twitter, mostly filled with mockery.

"There are a number of people on the team who have access to the account," he told reporters. "It appears that someone inadvertently hit the 'like' button, and when we discovered the post, which was I guess an hour or two later, we pulled it down."

A reporter pressed the politician: "It wasn't you?"

He responded: "It was a staffing issue, and it was inadvertent. It was a mistake. It was not a deliberate action."

Cruz added that he and his team are "dealing with it internally, but it was a mistake. It was not malicious conduct."

All in all, it sounds like Cruz is being pretty cool about the whole fiasco, though the senator would not say who the staffer was, nor what kind of discipline he or she could face if identified. He added that the issue is "still being discussed."

Cruz's spokesperson, Catherine Frazier, addressed the devout Christian's Twitter activity after in the wee early morning hours of Tuesday, except she mistakenly said the video was "posted," not liked.

"The offensive tweet posted on @tedcruz account earlier has been removed by staff and reported to Twitter," she tweeted prior to Cruz's press conference.

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