Ted Cruz’s New Nickname for Psaki is the Best

Jen Psaki has learned how to annoy everyone with her vague responses and her sarcastic comments when the press tries to find out anything. She’s marked by her red hair, which means that it’s easy to find ways to pick on her, even if it’s in jest.

Ted Cruz is one of the more outspoken members of the GOP. He’s not afraid to apply the heat when and where it’s needed. And he’s decided to give the White House press secretary a nickname.

Peppermint Patty.

Of course, that’s the name of the redheaded girl in the Peanuts cartoons. It begs the question that if she’s Peppermint Patty, who is Marcie, her sidekick who wears glasses?

Apparently, Cruz hasn’t been too open about the criticism because Psaki wasn’t aware of it until a reporter told her about it. He mentioned that Cruz was speaking at CPAC and referenced Psaki as the Peanuts character while also encouraging people to boo her.

Psaki seemed unphased, saying, “Don’t tell him I like Peppermint Patty, so I’m not going to take it too offensively.” She smiled as she said it, which led to some laughter throughout the press corps. She also made the comment that she’s “tougher than that.”

It’s unclear as to whether Cruz was looking to offend her or just have a little fun at her expense. Either way, the redheaded press secretary doesn’t seem to be bothered by the nickname. At least she didn’t go on the full defense as AOC did with claims that it’s because he wants to date her.

Cruz is happily married and has been for 20 years. If his marriage went south, it wouldn’t be so that he could hop into bed with the liberal likes of Jen Psaki or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

We have to wonder, though…if Cruz has nicknamed Jen Psaki, what are some of the nicknames he has for other members of the White House? Does he stick with Peanuts characters, or does he venture into some of the other comic strips, too?