Approved ~~ MJM
That’s one Texas-sized feud.
Lone Star US Sen. Ted Cruz landed in a Twitter war with Hollywood “Hellboy” actor Ron Perlman on Monday — with Perlman finally challenging the pol to a wrestling match for charity.
Perlman, an outspoken online critic of the GOP, kicked things off by first taking on Republican US Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida on Sunday night. The pair got into it over everything from US soccer players kneeling during the national anthem to the election of Gaetz thanks to what the actor said was gerrymandering.
Perlman eventually tweeted a photo of GOP Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio and wrote of Gaetz, “PS: You’re lucky for this guy Matt. It weren’t for him you’d be the ugliest politician walking.”
Cruz just couldn’t resist jumping in at that point.
“Listen Hellboy. You talk good game when you’ve got Hollywood makeup & stuntmen. But I’ll bet $10k—to the nonpolitical charity of your choice—that you couldn’t last 5 min in the wrestling ring w/@Jim_Jordan w/o getting pinned. You up for it? Or does your publicist say too risky?” the Texas senator tweeted.
Jordan is a former assistant wrestling coach at Ohio State University.
Perlman, who also starred in the TV series “Beauty and the Beast,” then challenged Cruz to the mat.
“I tell you what teddy boy, since mentioning jim jordan and wrestling is… problematic, why don’t we say f–k him and just make it you & me. I’ll give 50k to Black Lives Matter and you can keep all the tax payer money you were thinking of spending,” the actor fired back in a tweet.
“You teddy, you talk s–t about New York every chance you get,” Perlman raged in another tweet. “My hometown. It’s personal. Let’s go mofo!”
Cruz shot back, “I get it, you’re rich. But, apparently, soft. You sure seem scared to wrestle Jordan (whom you keep insulting). Can’t take the heat? Need to get a manicure?”