With Donald Trump currently attacking his eligibility to run for President of the United states on the grounds that he was born in Calgary Canada, the last thing Ted Cruz needed was to be publicly outed as a Nickelback fan.
Unfortunately for the Texas Senator and Republican nominee for President hopeful, that’s just what has happened as one Iowa legend has been turning up to Cruz’s campaign appearances with a sign reading “Ted Cruz Likes Nickelback”.
While Cruz has yet to confirm the allegation, he is also yet to deny them, seemingly weighing up whether he should own up to crimes against music.
— Patrick Svitek (@PatrickSvitek) January 7, 2016
Still the protester, who chooses to remain anonymous, wasn’t going to leave things there, having recently appeared dressed as a Canadian mountie holding the sign as well as Canadian flags with Cruz’s face printed on top. He’s also been handing out copies of Cruz’s birth certificate.
This guy is back at Ted Cruz events in Iowa, now dressed as a Mountie pic.twitter.com/Fyb3qzAc5z
— Katie Zezima (@katiezez) January 23, 2016
Speaking to the Washington Post, the man told reporters that “I just don’t want, really, a Canadian in office.
“It seems like he’s got a lot of controversy behind him whether he’s a U.S.-born citizen or not and I’m just out here making a statement.”
When asked about a possible connection between Cruz and Nickelback, the man responded simply with “they’re both Canadian”.
As for Nickelback themselves, they’re loving all the unexpected attention, the band even tweeting in support of the man’s actions.
— Nickelback (@Nickelback) January 12, 2016
The man himself was less than thrilled with the band’s support though. Asked what his favourite Nickelback song was he replied simpley with “I don’t like Nickelback”.
Still, it could be worse for Cruz, at least he hasn’t publicly defended the band from criticism. Never forget.
Why are so many people down on Nickelback? Surely with Foo Fighters they are the closest modern rivals to AC/DC for sing a long rock!
— Joe Hockey (@JoeHockey) July 5, 2013