"TED CRUZ'S SO-CAL BLACKLISTED & LOVING IT TOUR," the posters blare, advertising an event at the Beverly Hilton last Saturday. The posters were spotted outside several popular LA clubs, including the Viper Room, Seventh Veil and Whiskey a Go-Go, as well as on utility poles and on car windshields.
The posters show Cruz sporting a chest tattoo of an eagle reminiscent of the one on the Great Seal of the United States, a star on his shoulder, a flag on his left bicep and guns on either side of the word "Cruz" lettered across his abs.
But if the senator was bothered by the poster, it wasn't the tattoos or the wrong location.
“Saw this, but noticed an error," he tweeted. "So I wanted to make one thing clear: I don’t smoke cigarettes."