Ted Cruz is probably one of the most unpopular politicians in the United States. Even Donald Trump dislikes him (or used to), which is saying a lot.
One thing that might improve his popularity is a new look, which Cruz seems to be attempting to do by growing a stylish beard.
Just take a look at this picture of him being re-sworn into office by vice president Pence and you'll see what I mean.
Picture: REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
It appears that in certain sections of Twitter the beard is going down very well and people are actually complimenting him.
However, this new found praise looks like it might have gone to the Texas senator's head as he is claiming that his friend who is studying at Yeshiva in Israel told him that a rabbi liked his beard which gave him a "Talmudic and Rabbinic look" and that it will "put the fear of the Lord into Israel's enemies and promote Middle East peace."
It's not entirely clear why Cruz felt the need to share this or why a rabbi had commented on the beard and to be fair even he seemed a little confused adding "wow. Perhaps a bit much..." to the end of the tweet.
This revelation from Cruz has somewhat backfired on the Republican, as Rabbis on Twitter have been responding to Cruz and unanimously saying that they do not agree with their fellow clergyman's assessment of the facial hair.
No. No. No. No. No. No. No.
Also I have a Rabbinic look, not you.
Also, in addition: No. https://t.co/FjFaASQ5LO