From frequently embarrassing her dad Ted Cruz in public, posing in cute dresses with her sister, and telling her mother not to quit her salaried job to work for free in the White House, 12-year-old Caroline Cruz is quite a smart kid! Here are some interesting things about the youngster who was born in 2008.
Caroline Cruz: 4 Things About The Daughter Who Doesn’t Mince Words Or Hugs!
1. She once told her mom Heidi Cruz that leaving her job at Goldman Sachs was bad for an unsalaried First Lady:
During Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign, 7-year-old Caroline Cruz was against her mom leaving her job at Goldman Sachs, even calling it a ‘bad deal’, because the first lady isn’t paid.
Caroline, who was seven when the Ted Cruz campaign started in 2015, questioned whether the first lady was paid for her job. Upon learning that it was not, she allegedly told her mother (Heidi Cruz): “That’s a bad deal for you.”
“I tried to articulate, you know, ‘It’s actually for the country, it’s a much bigger project than ourselves.'” Heidi told reporter Elaina Plott. But, her daughter was not convinced.
2. Finally, her dad scored some major brownie points:
Two years ago, Caroline Cruz was finally happy with her dad after he introduced ‘Captain America’ star Chris Evans to his thrilled daughter.
“Just sat down for an interview w/ @ChrisEvans Really nice guy. Caroline came up to DC to meet him. Almost nothing in the Senate impresses an 11-year old; introducing her to Captain America was pretty awesome!” he tweeted.
3. In early 2021, her dad blamed his daughters for the Cancun trip:
Senator Ted Cruz tried to blame his daughters for flying to Cancun, Mexico, and faced a lot of backlash on social media after the winter disaster in his home state left millions without power or water.
After photos of him at the airport and boarding a plane went viral, he said: “With school canceled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends. Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon”.
“My staff and I are in constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas. We want our power back, our water on, and our homes warm. My team and I will continue using all our resources to keep Texans informed and safe”, he continued in the statement.
4. She’s famous for embarrassing her dad Ted Cruz in public:
The most precious and innocent nature of children is that no media training and tight planning works! Anything obsessive image-managing adults try to do won’t work with the unexpected nature of children.
In 2016, during the conclusion of the Republican presidential debate in Houston, Texas, Caroline Cruz was caught making bunny ears with her fingers behind the head of her father as he talked with his family. Then, the young girl was seen running away from Ted multiple times during his presidential campaign the same year.
She has also squirmed out of his grasp when Sentaro Ted Cruz tried to kiss her while the cameras were rolling.
Similarly, Caroline took off running when her father attempted to make human contact with her onstage at a night rally in South Bend, Indiana. When the Senator finally manages to catch up with her, she bolts off yet again.
Lastly, during her TV appearance Caroline Cruz blurted out to CNN anchor Anderson Cooper that there was a video of her father dancing around in a pink boa and “big underwear”, much to mother Heidi Cruz’s horror (though, to be fair, she always looks slightly horrified).