Ted Cruz hit back at Mark Ruffalo after he called him a “prince of chaos” on Twitter.
The Republican senator from Texas tweeted the 48-year-old “Avengers” actor after he slammed him as being a prince of “chaos,” linking an editorial cartoon, from the Washington Post, about how Cruz planned to help Donald Trump prepare for the next presidential debate. In the picture Cruz is depicted as a snake. The words underneath the cartoon read, “The Texas senator who once described Donald Trump as a ‘pathological liar’ now is offering his services to Trump’s campaign.” (RELATED: Joss Whedon Wants To Get You Excited For Hillary, Everybody)
“The princes of chaos unite,” Ruffalo tweeted. “Ted Cruz offers debate help to Trump – The Washington Post.”
The princes of chaos unite. Ted Cruz offers debate help to Trump – The Washington Post https://t.co/YpmcesA19m
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) September 29, 2016
“A good actor (Now You See Me was great) whose arrogant condescending video will add votes to GOP,” Cruz tweeted in response. “Thx!”
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) September 30, 2016
The video Cruz referenced was by Hollywood director Joss Whedon titled “Save The Day.” During the three-minute video, more than 25 celebrities take turns pleading with people to go out and vote, many pushing for people to vote for Hillary Clinton. Ruffalo is one of those celebrities featured in the video. (RELATED: Mark Ruffalo: Bernie Sanders Would ‘Mop The Floor’ With Donald Trump)
Ruffalo came out earlier this year and strongly endorsed Bernie Sanders for president. In an interview with MSNBC, the actor suggested Sanders would “mop the floor” with Trump.
“He [Sanders] was charming, he was direct, he felt fresh in his answers,” Ruffalo said. “I just felt a lot of heart from him. He awoke something in me, and it was his ideas, and it’s his decency, and it’s his record, frankly.”
“There’s no doubt in my mind he could beat Donald Trump if he goes up against him.”
Since Sanders has dropped out he has spoken out about supporting Hillary Clinton, though not as fervently.