Hollywood screenwriter Craig Mazin, who shared a dorm room with Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during their freshman year at Princeton University, spent most of Tuesday and Wednesday trashing the Texas senator on Twitter.
The storm of tweets, which started Monday evening, seemed to be sparked my Mazin's influx of Twitter followers, which he attributes to people learning that he was Cruz's roommate for a short time.
"I have 30k followers now, and all I had to do was be stuck in a room with Ted Cruz for a year. I'm sure you're all nice, but SO NOT WORTH IT," he tweeted Monday night.
I have 30k followers now, and all I had to do was be stuck in a room with Ted Cruz for a year. I'm sure you're all nice, but SO NOT WORTH IT— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) January 18, 2016
From there, it was all downhill.
Mazin continued launching insult after insult at the presidential hopeful. He went on to write that he has experienced "1,000 times the safe level of Cruz exposure," adding that he believes the senator is "an asshole."
Dear sir: Bill Clinton could be a serial eater of planets. Ted Cruz would still be an asshole. https://t.co/GEDpdQw1rB— Craig Mazin (@clmazin)January 20, 2016
And Cruz's former roommate was not alone in his fiery critique. Another man who claims to have met Cruz during his freshman year at Princeton came to Mazin's defense, tweeting, "I met Ted freshman week and loathed him within the hour."
People might think Craig is exaggerating. He's not. I met Ted freshman week and loathed him within the hour. https://t.co/2ZrbTdjHJh— Geoff (@gacohen) January 20, 2016
Ultimately, the rant turned to taking shots at Cruz for defending himself against Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's calls to defeat the Tea Party favorite in the Hawkeye State. The rant then ended with Mazin starting a hashtag "game" to name ice cream flavors after Cruz. His was "death penalty."
Ted says any GOPer that doesn't like him isn't real GOPer. So... soon the only real GOPer left will be him, I guess? https://t.co/DL9SayVC5S— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) January 20, 2016
That's never happened, because Ted's favorite ice cream flavor is "death penalty." https://t.co/ckwR0Nibg1— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) January 20, 2016
Here. A game for you all. #tedcruzicecream - I'll start. Triple Fudge Rehnquist Ripple.— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) January 20, 2016
This is not the first time Mazin has gone after his former roommate. In fact, he used similar language during Cruz's 2012 Senate campaign, when he referred to him as a "huge asshole."
My freshman year college roommate Ted Cruz is going to be elected Senator. In case I hadn't made it clear, he's also a huge asshole.— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) October 26, 2012
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