I saw the anti-Trump forces begin to tweet under the hashtag #TrumpLovesPecker hours ago, but it’s just now gotten to trend number one nationally.
— el ¡Soopèr! ن (@SooperMexican) March 25, 2016
Now apart from the obvious double entendre there, what they’re referring to is David Pecker, who is the CEO of the National Enquirer that ran the execrable story against Ted Cruz today.
Hot Air describes how the smear works:
It’s a smear. As it turns out, the Enquirer is emphatically pro-Trump. They endorsed him a few weeks ago. He’s been friends with the paper’s CEO, David Pecker, for years. And this wouldn’t be the first time they’ve done him a solid by publishing a spoonfed attack on one of his opponents, according to Gabriel Sherman. Supposedly it was Team Trump that handed the Enquirer a story last year about Ben Carson leaving a medical sponge inside a patient. It’s also noteworthy, as Cruz himself mentions in the clip, that Trump advisor turned Trump cheerleader Roger Stone is the only quoted source in the Enquirer piece. Stone’s reputation for bareknuckle politics is so infamous, the profile of him that the New Yorker published a few years ago was titled “The Dirty Trickster.” (Cruz’s odd reference in the video to copulating with a rat is, of course, an allusion to ratf*cking, at which Stone is said to be a practiced master.) Trump himself has been known in the past to feed stories to the media which he knew were false, simply because it benefited him to do so.
— Matt Mackowiak (@MattMackowiak) March 25, 2016
#TrumpLovesPecker No idea what that hashtag is about, but it made me laugh so hard I choked on my sweet tea.
— Jennifer Welborn (@WordsmithJenn) March 25, 2016
— Yes, Nick $earcy! (@yesnicksearcy) March 25, 2016
Pecker runs Enquirer. Pecker friend of Trump. Enquirer endorses Trump. Enquirer breaks false story about Cruz. #TrumpLovesPecker
— Jason – GA (@Jason__GA) March 25, 2016
— Everybody Sucks 2016 (@Mellecon) March 25, 2016
— ProudDaddy911 (@Hairball911) March 25, 2016