CNN gained access to a private Instagram group chat of which Cruz was a member, and what they found was shocking.
The group was called ‘Murica Great, and featured an American flag and eagle emojis in the name. “Racism was a constant theme in the chat group,” CNN’s Paul P. Murphy writes, adding that cruz came up with the name, and over time members posted “hundreds of racist messages, racist memes and racist Instagram videos” to the private group.
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The hatred he and others in the group espoused met little resistance from its active members. In one part of the group chat, Cruz wrote that he hated, “jews, ni**ers, immigrants. He talked about killing Mexicans, keeping black people in chains and cutting their necks. The statements were not made in jest.
Cruz said he hated black people simply because they were black; Cruz hated Jews because he believed they wanted to destroy the world. After one member expressed hatred for gay people, Cruz agreed, saying, “Shoot them in the back of head.”