Texas Senator Ted Cruz probably wishes he had stuck to politics, after a tweet joking about a Walt Disney Co. donation to help rebuild Notre Dame fell flat.
The Walt Disney Company pledged $5 million toward the rebuilding of the famed Paris cathedral, which was partially destroyed by a fire this week.
Cruz saw the news and tweeted, “Will we see Disney princesses in the new stained glass?”
Feelings that were still raw after the still-unexplained fire at the religious landmark caused a severe backlash to Cruz’s attempt at humor, with some questioning how much he had donated to the reconstruction.
Luckily for Cruz, he was re-elected in November to another six-year Senate term. Plenty of time to make amends.
Wonderful! Will we see Disney princesses in the new stained glass? https://t.co/al6W7bvFyb
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 17, 2019
The Walt Disney Company today announced it is committing $5 million to aid in the reconstruction of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris following the devastating fire that severely damaged the historic landmark this week: https://t.co/5Bm3BpDTPV pic.twitter.com/MFXAvUjsjg
— Walt Disney Company (@WaltDisneyCo) April 17, 2019