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Politics make strange bedfellows — and dinner companions. 

On Tuesday night, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz posted a photo of himself enjoying dinner with former President Donald Trump at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago property.

“Had a great dinner tonight with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago. He’s in great spirits! We spent the evening talking about working together to re-take the House & Senate in 2022,” Cruz wrote. 

You young kids won’t believe it, but there was a time when @TedCruz wasn’t a Trump bootlicker. pic.twitter.com/AGQ72nhuSb

— Jeff Jacoby (@Jeff_Jacoby) May 5, 2021

This candlelit dinner may come as a surprise to anyone who’s been following the relationship between the pair over the years. Neither has been shy about expressing their utter disgust about the other one. 

There was the time Trump accused Cruz’s father of plotting JFK’s assassination and the time he insulted Heidi Cruz’s looks. 

Cruz once joked to Jimmy Kimmel: “If I were in my car and getting ready to reverse and saw Donald in the backup camera, I’m not confident which pedal I’d push.”

The two have spouted a dictionary’s worth of insults at one another over the years. 

Trump called Cruz “a totally unstable individual” and “worse than Hillary.” Cruz, meanwhile, called Trump a “pathological liar,” a “sniveling coward,” and “consistently disgraceful.”

But they’re also well aware of the political capital the other one holds, even — and especially — as divisive figures within the GOP. Trump turned to Cruz during the 2018 midterm elections, hoping to heal some of the cracks within the party. It didn’t work — Republicans lost Congress — but it at least garnered Cruz a new nickname. He went from “Lyin’ Ted” to “Beautiful Ted.”

“My attitude is, I’ve got a job to do,” Cruz said in an interview …read more

Source:: Business Insider

      

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