White object on Ted Cruz’s mouth: Unsettling.

Something Weird Was on Ted Cruz’s Mouth for a Long Time

Something Weird Was on Ted Cruz’s Mouth for a Long Time

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March 3 2016 9:51 PM

Something Weird Was on Ted Cruz’s Mouth for a Long Time

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Gah!

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This happened at Thursday night's Republican debate in Detroit.

What was it? I've seen it suggested that it was Styrofoam or a Tic-Tac. Someone at Slate thought it could have been a tonsillolith, which would be gnarly.

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I mean, no matter what it was, it was kind of gnarly.