After Ted Cruz insulted Donald Trump’s “New York values” during Thursday night’s debate, viewers took to social media to criticize and lampoon the Texas senator.
In a verbal attack on Trump, Sen. Cruz admonished the real estate mogul for “embodying New York values,” NBC reported, adding that Cruz’s statement drew a swift rebuttal from Trump and on Twitter from debate watchers at home.
“I think most people know what New York values are. … Not a lot of conservatives come out of Manhattan,” Cruz was quoted during the debate in a related Guardian report.
“[Cruz] has insulted a lot of people. New York is a great place, great people, loving people, and wonderful people,” Trump was quoted by NBC in response to Cruz’s accusation.
New Yorkers used the hastag #NewYorkValues on Twitter to immediately begin firing back at Cruz’s remark, NBC added.