National Review challenges Ted Cruz's college roommate to a battle of Twitter-wits

It lost — that goes without saying, doesn't it?

By Scott Eric Kaufman
Published April 15, 2016 4:33PM (UTC)
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Ted Cruz (AP/Evan Vucci)

The National Review has made no secret of its disdain for Donald Trump and support for Texas Senator Ted Cruz, but its social media editor accidentally stepped over a line when it challenged Cruz's college roommate to a battle of wits on Twitter last night.

NRO's Twitter account wondered why Mazin -- the screenwriter of the Hangover 2 and 3, who has risen to prominence on Twitter by recounting the year he spent as Cruz's roommate -- was so "obsessed" with the senator:


Mazin quickly demonstrated how easy it is to outwit what is, in all probability, an eighteen-year-old unpaid intern:

Game, set, match.

Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at

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