Ted Cruz, the Lord of Awkward Scenes, has finally dropped out of the race to become the next President of the United States of America.
But in keeping with his cringeworthy campaign so far, his announcement to drop out too, was an absolute trainwreck.
Amid loud protests and discouraged "noooooooos" from his ardent followers, Ted Cruz announced the end of his campaign and turned to hug his father, Rafael Cruz .
Only, he did not succeed in doing so, he first punched his wife Heidi's nose and then elbowed her in the face while the TV news channels were streaming live. Ouch. Why Cruz? Why?
Trying to salvage the situation as best as he could, Cruz turned the moment into a group hug. But by then the internet had already turned his goofup into an immortal GIF. There, there Cruz. At least you're out of the picture now.
Ted Cruz dropped out and then hit his wife with a smack and a bow. 😂😂😂So awkward.https://t.co/j04mxh4oXu— Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD) May 4, 2016
Ted Cruz accidentally elbows wife in the head after suspending presidential campaign https://t.co/OCM8SIIYRG— Independent Journal (@TheIJR) May 4, 2016
Ted Cruz punching and elbowing his wife in the face is such a great encapsulation of his campaign https://t.co/fJ4icfqw5T— Patrick Wyman (@Patrick_Wyman) May 4, 2016
Ted Cruz punching his wife in the face is such a perfect visual representation of their relationship it's insane.— Ryan Case (@film114) May 4, 2016
Ted Cruz accidentally punching his wife in the face was so funny I forgot for just a moment that DONALD DRUMPF might become president.— Mark Nesbitt (@classsicmark) May 4, 2016
Ted Cruz ends his presidential campaign by punching then elbowing his wife. pic.twitter.com/tRgTzcH5Rd— Sam Kalidi (@samkalidi) May 4, 2016
Who would have thought Jeb Bush's super-awkward goodbye could be 'trumped'?
Edited by Blassy Boben