Twitter goes bonkers -- and chokes back nausea -- over #CruzSexScandal rumors

A tabloid report claims Sen. Ted Cruz had extramarital affairs with five women -- and Twitter couldn't be more delighted.

The National Enquirer reported this week that private investigators were gathering evidence of the alleged affairs, and the tabloid claims to know the identities of the women -- whose blurred photos are published in the print edition.

An unobscured photo of Donald Trump's spokeswoman, Katrina Pierson, appears in the published report, suggesting she may be one of the alleged mistresses.

Cruz's father, Rafael Cruz, endorsed Pierson when she unsuccessfully challenged Sen. Pete Sessions in a 2014 GOP primary in Texas.

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The mistresses "include a foxy political consultant and a high-placed D.C. attorney," the tabloid newspaper reported, breathlessly adding, "even a wild sex worker makes the cut!"

Both liberals and conservatives on Twitter reacted to the rumors with glee and disgust.