Hoax Alert: Ted Cruz DOES NOT Blame God For Defeat In Epic Twitter Meltdown

Fact Check

  • by: Alan Duke

A fake story is trending on social media reporting that Ted Cruz went on a profanity-filled Twitter rant to blame God for his failed presidential campaign. It is a hoax -- or perhaps a satire. But judging from the sharing and commenting on social media, many of your friends are believing it to be gospel.

Cruz has said that he believed God called him to run for the White House.

One purported Cruz tweet reads: "Either God doesn't care or God is a f**king a**hole. How could he let Satan win??"

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Again, these are fake tweets and the story is not true. Try to avoid sharing it. If you see your friends share it, post this story in their timeline.

  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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