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Trump gives ‘Lyin’ Ted’ Cruz new nicknames | Fox News

President Trump, who is set to hold a rally for his onetime bitter rival, Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, in Houston Monday evening, also made clear that the two have ended their feud ― and the president has a few new nicknames for the senator.

Asked about recent comments by Cruz’s rival, Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, that Trump had been accurate when he called Cruz “Lyin’ Ted,” the president shot back immediately. “I think Beto O’Rourke is highly overrated,” Trump said. “When I heard about him, I thought he must be something special. He’s not.”

He continued: “He’s not Lyin’ Ted anymore. He’s ‘Beautiful Ted.’” Then, as reporters quizzically repeated that moniker, Trump added quickly: ”I call him ‘Texas Ted.’ … He’s a very smart guy. He loves the people of Texas.”

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