Make America Awesome, an anti-Trump super PAC pledging support to Ted Cruz, released an ad featuring Melania Trump posing seductively in her shoot for GQ in 2000. Not exactly the classiest tactic, and Donald Trump of course took the low road in his response by threatening to "spill the beans" about Heidi Cruz in an ominous tweet. Cruz was not happy. Here's the ad in question.
Trump, who was likely more personally insulted than upset about the slut-shaming aspect of this ad (as his track record with women might show), responded by alleging he knows something damaging about Heidi Cruz that the world currently doesn't.
Or maybe he literally means spill beans all over her? That'd be a mess. Whichever way he meant it, Ted Cruz defended his wife's honor like any strong husband would by tweeting at the bully with a mean hashtag.
Many media outlets are speculating Trump's threat has something to do with a 2005 incident where Heidi Cruz was found with her head buried in her hands on the side of an expressway in Austin, Texas. According to Inside Edition, Ted Cruz's book, A Time For Truth, explains the event as a culmination of Heidi's "period of depression" after leaving her job at the White House to join Cruz in Austin after he'd been made state solicitor general. Mrs. Cruz, who has since recovered, later told the New York Times:
I want to use it to strengthen people around me and to recognize that we all have rough patches.
This is an election cycle so nasty, it's getting easier and easier for even the leftist leaning liberals to sympathize with people like Heidi Cruz and Jeb Bush. Thankfully it'll be over in...eight months? Welp.
GQ recently republished their definitely NSFW profile on Melania Trump, which includes one especially interesting outfit that can only be described as Robocop-meets-chandelier. You'll know it when you see it.