During last night's Republican Presidential Debate, slowly melting stick of expired butter and presidential candidate Ted Cruz took the opportunity to criticize Donald Trump for his so-called "New York Values." When asked to clarify, he defined said values as "socially liberal or pro-abortion or pro-gay marriage, focus around money and the media." Good to know!
It's safe to say that New York did not take lightly to being criticized, especially by a dude who's more than happy to take New Yorker's money. (And get a secret loan from Goldman Sachs.) Check out some of the best social media reactions below.
New York Values: pic.twitter.com/16vd62Y9mT— Tom McGeveran (@tmcgev) January 15, 2016
Hi, this is Ryan Seacrest. Text now to vote for New York or Iowa values pic.twitter.com/MouLo0812s— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) January 15, 2016
Just this once, Trump's right: New Yorkers value hard work, diversity, tolerance, resilience, and building better lives for our families. -H— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) January 15, 2016
Do undisclosed loans from Goldman Sachs count as "New York Values"?— Alex Wagner (@alexwagner) January 15, 2016
Uhhh. If New York values include tolerance, inclusion, and bodily autonomy for women, sure. Okay.— roxane gay (@rgay) January 15, 2016
Cruz asked to explain what he means by "New York values." Fun, sodomy, and the slash? #GOPDebate— Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) January 15, 2016
Refusing to pay more 99 cents for a piece of pizza and less than $8 for a cupcake. #NewYorkValues— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) January 15, 2016
Cruz says Trump "embodies New York values." How long before Trump says that Cruz embodies Alberta values?— Daniel Larison (@DanielLarison) January 12, 2016
If "New York values" means loathing everything Ted Cruz stands for, I'll take his words as a high compliment.— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) January 12, 2016
New York values, in one amazing photograph https://t.co/IRIo7pMOBu— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) January 15, 2016
Ted Cruz is right, New York values are awful. He's referring to "constantly wondering if you should move to L.A.," right?— Daniel D'Addario (@DPD_) January 15, 2016
Wish I had seen some New York values when I went apartment hunting!!!!!!!!!!!!— Richard Lawson (@rilaws) January 15, 2016