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.
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.
Just when you thought this election season couldn't possibly get any more gross...#CruzSexScandal 😷😷😷— #RIPBassemMasri 🙏 (@#RIPBassemMasri 🙏)1458876887.0
#CruzSexScandal NauseaTED— Snarkar😷ni™ (@Snarkar😷ni™)1458896481.0
#CruzSexScandal trending and Donald Trump hasn't tweeted in 8 hours. Nothing makes sense anymore.— Schooley (@Schooley)1458886944.0
Honestly, I assume ANYONE who lists their partner's handle in their bio is cheating. #CruzSexScandal https://t.co/vBzX7ZqL0x— Allie Goertz (@Allie Goertz)1458888433.0
If the #CruzSexScandal had broke before Utah they would have given him 100% of the vote just because they admired his number of wives.— 🔥🔥FIREBRAND🔥🔥 (@🔥🔥FIREBRAND🔥🔥)1458883749.0
in any other year the #CruzSexScandal would be an obvious negative but it's 2016 where everything's made up and the points don't matter so— Alexandra Petri (@Alexandra Petri)1458892596.0
The National Enquirer has been spot on concerning sleazy politicians and their affairs. #CruzSexScandal— Lisa (@Lisa)1458876759.0
People be all "the Nation Enquirer is a joke, this is obviously fake" - better ask John Edwards or Gary Hart about that. #cruzsexscandal— Mistress Matisse (@Mistress Matisse)1458897347.0