Ted Cruz enjoys dramatic entrance at Conservative student conference
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Ted Cruz certainly made an entrance at Turning Point USA's Student Action Summit this week - but it hasn't been received quite how he'd intended.
He was soon roasted on Twitter after the clip was circulated online, with people comparing the "beyond parody" stage walk to something out of a WWE fight or a Beyonce concert.
Before the Texas senator appeared on stage in Tampa, Florida, a clip of him played on the big screen from a Fox News interview where he slammed president Joe Biden.
"But he has managed to unify the country, everyone agrees he's doing a terrible job," Cruz said, while a trap beat and choir track played in the background - seemingly taking notes from The X Factor's bombastic introductions (it's just missing the "voiceover man" announcer Peter Dickson to belt the senator's name).