But Cruz is also being criticized and mocked over two things he did not actually say.
Facts First: The purported Twitter screenshot is a hoax. Cruz has never tweeted “I’ll believe in climate change when Texas freezes over.”
“It’s fake,” Cruz communications adviser Steve Guest said in an email.
A fake fundraising email
The fake tweet is not the only phony Cruz-related content circulating on social media.
There is also a supposed fundraising appeal that was made to look as if Cruz tried to get people to donate to him by blaming “liberal cancel culture” for forcing him to cut the Mexico trip short.
The Occupy Democrats account on Instagram, which has 354,000 followers, posted an image of the supposed fundraising message and said, “You can’t make this up.”
Facts First: You can make it up. Cruz never sent out any such fundraising appeal.
The Occupy Democrats account deleted its Instagram post after CNN and others pointed out its inaccuracy.