Hours after President Donald Trump endorsed incumbent Republican Ted Cruz in the 2018 U.S. Senate race in Texas, Florida high school shooting survivor David Hogg began raising money to get the president's anti-Cruz tweets on billboards across the Lone Star State.
Can someone in Texas get this on a billboard? https://t.co/Y5vhQDAW0d— David Hogg text VOTE to 954-954 (@davidhogg111) August 31, 2018
On Friday, Hogg asked his Twitter followers whether they could help get a February 2016 tweet from Trump onto a billboard in Texas. The tweet read, "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!"
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
A GoFundMe page started by USA Latinx, a Latino advocacy group, has raised close to $10,000 to get the tweet onto a mobile billboard. The group, whose fundraising goal was $6,000, said it wants to "remind Texans of the truth."
The president announced Friday he would find the biggest stadium in Texas to hold a rally for Cruz, who is running against Democrat Beto O'Rourke, a Texas congressman.
A recent poll from NBC News/Marist found that O'Rourke trailed Cruz by four percentage points.