Saturday 18 November 2017

Ted Cruz accidentally elbowed wife in face moments after dropping out of contest

Ted Cruz hugs his father Rafael and wife Heidi (AP)
Ted Cruz hugs his father Rafael and wife Heidi (AP)

An emotional group hug led senator Ted Cruz to inadvertently elbow his wife in the face moments after dropping out of the Republican US presidential contest.

Video from the moments after his Indianapolis speech appears to show Mr Cruz accidentally brushing wife Heidi's nose with his hand and then elbowing her in the cheek as he moved to put an arm around his father Rafael.

The moment has created a buzz on social media.

The Texas senator left the contest after losing the Republican primary in Indiana, making it nearly impossible to wrestle the party nomination away from front-runner Donald Trump.

Press Association

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