Reporter Questions Ted Cruz’s Cuban-ness

Ted Cruz

Bloomberg reporter Mark Halperin thought it necessary to verify Ted Cruz’s Cuban-ness in a recent interview with a line of questioning that included asking about Cruz’s favorite Cuban dishes and singers. You know, poignant questions that prove he is Cuban.

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Twitter users responded with their own Halperin-inspired questions using #HalperinQuestions.

After the firestorm, Halperin publicly apologized for the interview via social media:

“In no way was I asking Senator Cruz to ‘prove’ he was an ‘authentic’ Latino. I apologize to those who were offended, and to Senator Cruz. I promise that I will work to make the tone and questions better next time,” said Halperin in a statement.

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