Ted Cruz Calls Out ‘Self-Described Socialist’ Jim Carrey
Texas senator used humor to combat the 'Dumb and Dumber' actor's most recent painting, which depicted him as a vampire
Comedic actor Jim Carrey (pictured above left) has become more well-known in recent years for the sometimes bizarre political paintings posted to his social media than his actual work in front of cameras.
One of Carrey’s most recent paintings actually got the attention of the person it was targeting.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) bit back with a surprising amount of humor at a painting from Carrey that depicted him as a dying vampire
“Go Beto! Go Democrats! Vote like there’s no tomorrow. Let’s make this Tuesday like the end of every great vampire movie. Pull back the curtains and let the sunshine turn all those bloodsuckers to dust,” Carrey wrote in a tweet attached to the painting that depicted Cruz as a vampire.
The senator’s Democratic challenger, Beto O’Rourke, is seen in the painting opening the shades of a window — and killing Cruz the vampire with sunlight.
Go Beto! Go Democrats! Vote like there’s no tomorrow. Let’s make this Tuesday like the end of every great vampire movie. Pull back the curtains and let the sunshine turn all those bloodsuckers to dust. pic.twitter.com/WWwspze5fU
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) November 5, 2018
“Hollywood liberals all in for Beto,” tweeted Cruz in response.
“But (self-described socialist) Jim Carrey made a mistake here: Vampires are dead, and everyone knows the dead vote Democrat…”
Hollywood liberals all in for Beto. But (self-described socialist) Jim Carrey made a mistake here: Vampires are dead, and everyone knows the dead vote Democrat…. https://t.co/pz2g4RYmMp
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 5, 2018
Carrey then responded to Cruz on Twitter on Monday night.
“Wow … sorry I rattled your chain, @TedCruz,” the “Dumb and Dumber” star wrote. “I thought you would have more important things to do two days before an election — like sucking up to the guy who called your wife ugly and accused your dad of murder. But I get it! It’s hard to say no when Trump grabs ya by the p****!”
Carrey, who currently stars on the Showtime series “Kidding,” did what every leftist celebrity does when someone successfully bites back at their wild criticisms — he panicked and went anti-Trump.
It’s as if they’re using their criticism of the president as a shield against actual debate.
Other Jim Carrey paintings have targeted President Donald Trump, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), and many other conservative figures.
Carrey is best-known for hit films like “Dumb and Dumber,” “Ace Ventura,” “The Mask,” and “The Truman Show.” He has not headlined a hit in quite some time and has instead starred in flops like “Dark Crimes” and “The Bad Batch.”
The 56-year-old actor recent admitted to being a “socialist” on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” and said Americans needed to move in a more socialist direction.
“We have to say yes to socialism, to the word and everything. We have to stop apologizing,” the millionaire actor said.
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