As the race between Beto O’Rourke and Ted Cruz tightens in Texas ahead of the general elections on November 6, President Donald Trump has vowed to help his fellow Republican politician. On August 31, Trump tweeted: “I will be doing a major rally for Senator Ted Cruz in October. I’m picking the biggest stadium in Texas we can find. As you know, Ted has my complete and total endorsement. His opponent is a disaster for Texas – weak on second amendment, crime, borders, military and vets!” But Trump hasn’t always sang Cruz’s praises, and David Hogg – a Parkland survivor and outspoken gun control advocate – and Texas groups are hoping to remind us of that with a billboard.
I will be doing a major rally for Senator Ted Cruz in October. I’m picking the biggest stadium in Texas we can find. As you know, Ted has my complete and total Endorsement. His opponent is a disaster for Texas – weak on Second Amendment, Crime, Borders, Military, and Vets!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2018
Through a GoFundMe campaign, USA Latinx, Hogg, and Mad Dog PAC raised nearly $9,000 – blowing past its initial $6,000 goal. The hope is to blow up one of Trump’s anti-Cruz tweets and place it on a mobile billboard. The proposed sign comes from a 2016 tweet 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!”
And while there’s no date on when the sign will be done, Hogg has already giving us a mock-up of the billboard already.
Update Here's the first mock-up:
we are making the billboard mobile so we can follow Trump and Rafael around Texas. Can’t wait for y’all to see @POTUS @tedcruz #USA 🙂 #VoteNovember6th pic.twitter.com/qEn1fAiMbJ
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) September 3, 2018