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Parkland Survivor David Hogg Helps Raise Thousands for Anti-Ted Cruz Billboard Featuring Trump Tweet

Activists including Parkland Shooting survivor and activist David Hogg gather before the final mile of the 50 Miles More walk against gun violence which ends with a rally at the Smith and Wesson Firearms factory on August 26, 2018 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
Activists including Parkland Shooting survivor and activist David Hogg gather before the final mile of the 50 Miles More walk against gun violence which ends with a rally at the Smith and Wesson Firearms factory on August 26, 2018 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
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With the help of Parkland survivor David Hogg, activists in Texas managed to raise almost $10,000 to place an anti-Ted Cruz billboard in the state featuring President Donald Trump’s own words. The GoFundMe campaign organized by USA Latinx, a political group, raised far more than the $6,000 goal in less than 24 hours.

Claude Taylor, the chairman of the liberal Mad Dog PAC, also helped raise money for the effort that seeks to point out Trump’s hypocrisy in suddenly describing himself as such a big supporter of Cruz. On Friday, Trump said on Twitter he was looking for “the biggest stadium in Texas” to do a “major rally” for Cruz in October. “As you know, Ted has my complete and total Endorsement,” Trump wrote.

That marks quite a change in tune for Trump who had long been fond of mocking Cruz, frequently calling him “Lyin’ Ted” while on the presidential campaign trail. Shortly after Trump’s tweet on Friday announcing the rally, Hogg retweeted a Trump tweet from 2016 that reads, “Why would the people of Texas support Ted Cruz when he has accomplished absolutely nothing for them. He is another all talk, no action pol!” Hogg wrote: “Can someone in Texas get this on a billboard?”

On Sunday, Hogg sent out another tweet noting there are “so many wonderful selections to choose from,” with images of four anti-Cruz tweets that Trump had sent in 2016.