Ted Cruz visited New Hampshire as part of his early campaigning for President, and decided to go all Apocalypse Now and scare a little girl by telling her "The World is On Fire."
What type of man does this? Oh yeah, a sociopath. Her GOP parents, however, explained to her that Cruz was a "fireman" and a "hero," so it didn't bother her after that. Yes, lying to children is the new family values.
From ABC News
. . . a little girl, who the Concord Monitor identified as three-year-old Julie Trant, interrupted the senator’s speech with a voice full of astonishment.
“The world’s on fire?” Trant said.
Her interjection drew laughter from the crowd, and Cruz repeated his claim -- but offered assurances to the young girl that her mother and others are working to make the world safe.
“The world’s on fire. Yes. Your world’s on fire,” he said to more laughter. “But you know what your mommy’s here and everyone’s here to make sure that the world you grow up in is even better."
But apparently the thought of the world engulfed in flames didn't bother the little girl. In a radio interview with WRKO Monday, Trant’s mother, Michelle, described her daughter’s reaction, saying she wasn’t scared by Cruz’s claim and instead views the senator as a “firefighter."
Seth Myers had Cruz on the show and asked why he wanted to scare a child about the "world on fire," while tweaking Cruz for his disbelief in global warming.
“First, I got excited, because I thought maybe you were coming around on global warming, but that’s not the case, right?” Meyers said. “Because I think the world’s on fire, literally — hottest year on record — but you’re not there, right?”
Meyers was right — Cruz isn’t there yet. The senator talked about the cold weather he experienced while in New Hampshire this weekend, and said that the climate hasn’t warmed in over a decade — a claim he’s relied on in the past.
“It’s interesting that you say that, as I just came back from New Hampshire, where there’s snow and ice everywhere,” Cruz said. “My view actually is simple. Debates on this should follow science, and should follow data. And many of the alarmists on global warming, they’ve got a problem because the science doesn’t back them up.”
Dear Ted Cruz: Perhaps you should try using Preparation H.. And stop frightening children with your babbling bullshit.. #YourWorldIsOnFire— Perfect Thyming (@Perfect_Timing) March 17, 2015