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The “Trump Tweet Truck” Heads to Houston

A unique mobile billboard is on its way, in time for the second debate of the Senate race

The "Trump Tweet Truck" displays a tweet of then presidential candidate Donald Trump criticizing Republican Senator Ted Cruz during the 2016 campaign.
The “Trump Tweet Truck” displays a tweet of then presidential candidate Donald Trump criticizing Republican Senator Ted Cruz during the 2016 campaign.

The “Trump Tweet Truck” is on its way to Houston and was already spotted in the Dallas area last week during the first debate between Republican Senator Ted Cruz and his Democratic challenger, Congressman Beto O’Rourke. A tweet of then presidential candidate Donald Trump criticizing Cruz during the 2016 campaign is prominently plastered on both sides of the truck.

The project’s organizer, Antonio Arellano, says he wanted to remind both Democrats and Republicans of Trump’s former political foe.

“You know, Texans — we like to take people at their word, and we like to believe people when they show us who they are the first time,” Arellano says. “President Trump made it very clear where he stood when he first talked about our senator and we want to remind all Texans of that and to allow themselves to not be fooled by this new ‘romance,’ if you will, between the senator and the President.”

The Houston-based activist adds Texans have been excited to see his mobile billboard, but social media hasn’t been all that positive.

“I know somebody had mentioned in a D-M (direct message) — they said, ‘You better make sure that the windshield is bulletproof,'” Arellano notes. “So, comments like that have been submitted to proper authorities to make sure there are no bad outcomes to this.”

Earlier this month, the 27-year-old started a GoFundMe page for the project.

It quickly exceeded his goal and earned nearly $10,000.

Arrellano says the ‘Trump Tweet Truck’ will be on Texas roads through Election Day, November 6.

News 88-7 reached out to the Cruz campaign for comment, but they didn’t respond.

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