Regular people can learn from politicians — Richard Nixon taught us to burn the secret tapes, Bill Clinton taught us why you shouldn’t lie under oath, and in the case of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, he taught us why you need a good relationship with your college roommate.
Craig Mazin was Cruz’s Princeton roommate in 1988 according to SomeECards, and has held on to his resentment for the Texas senator for 28 years.
Mazin lashed out against Cruz on Twitter Tuesday, saying that he suffered being the future senator’s roommate like the Japanese-Americans who were place in interment camps during World War II. He also said Cruz was universally hated in school.
This isn’t the first time he’s done this. Mazin has been tweeting about Cruz for years.
It’s unclear of whether it’s because of politics or personality that the two clashed. Mazin is now a successful Hollywood screenwriter who originates from Brooklyn, N.Y. — so maybe Cruz just hated his “New York values.”
Getting emails blaming me for not smothering Ted Cruz in his sleep in 1988. What kind of monster do you think I am? A really prescient one?— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) January 15, 2016
I'm starting to feel like the U.S. should pay me reparations for my freshman year. The Brutalism of Ted Cruz - https://t.co/rUuCuAnPdH— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) January 12, 2016
As a freshman, I would get into senior parties because I was Ted's roommate. OUT OF PITY. He was that widely loathed. It's his superpower.— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) January 10, 2016
My freshman year college roommate Ted Cruz is going to be elected Senator. In case I hadn't made it clear, he's also a huge asshole.— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) October 26, 2012
Oh great. Ted Cruz is filibustering. Now the entire nation can experience my noxious freshman year dorm room experience. #havefuneveryone— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) September 24, 2013
Ted would leave a greasy film on everything. My friend Erik dubbed the substance "Cruhz," rhymes with "scuzz." Now there's Cruhz on my TV.— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) January 10, 2016
How little has Ted Cruz changed since 1988? If he hadn't gained weight, I could make a strong case that he was a cyborg.— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) December 8, 2015