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09/12/2017 01:53 am ET Updated Sep 12, 2017

Ted Cruz's Twitter Account 'Liked' A Hardcore Porn Video

The senator said Tuesday that a staffer "inadvertently hit the like button."

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), or whoever had access to his Twitter account at the time, “liked” a hardcore porn video on Monday night.

The “like” disappeared early on Tuesday, and Cruz later said someone on his staff who had access to the account “inadvertently hit the like button.”

“It was not a deliberate act. We’re dealing with it internally, but it was a mistake. It was not malicious,” he continued.

The clip, which appeared in his likes, was from an account called “Sexuall Posts” and contained a 2:20 segment of a video from the adult video website Reality Kings. The account that posted the video promised “Full-Length HD Porn Posted Every Day.” 

A screenshot showing a porn video liked by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), or whoever had access to his Twitter account.
Ted Cruz
A screenshot showing a porn video liked by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), or whoever had access to his Twitter account.

His communications director later noted the removal of the “like” early Tuesday: 

The incident caused “Sexuall Posts” to add ”@TedCruz’s Favorite Porn Account” to its bio, and the senator’s name to trend on Twitter. Some of the reaction: 

This post has been updated to include a statement from Cruz as well as from his communications director. 

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