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Ted Cruz Reveals He Loves Tesla Fart Sound Feature While Promoting Musk’s Twitter Purchase

Senator Ted Cruz found a strange way to express his support for billionaire Elon Musk’s urge on Twitter – revealing on Thursday that he loves the fart sound feature included in Tesla vehicles.

The Texas Republican described his fascination during a discussion of Musk’s Twitter purchase on Thursday’s episode of his podcast: “The verdict with Ted Cruz.

Both Cruz, a frequent critic of big tech firms, and co-host Michael Knowles touted Musk’s involvement on Twitter as a victory for free speech — but the senator went one step further.

“I’m so happy that I might go out and buy a friggin’ Tesla,” Cruz said about 10 minutes into the episode. “By the way, my girls want me to buy a Tesla anyway.”

“You know why girls love the Tesla? Because the central computer makes farting noises in each of the seats. For an 11 and 13-year-old, that’s the coolest feature,” the senator added. “And I have to admit, as a 51-year-old, that’s a pretty cool feature, although I probably shouldn’t admit it publicly, saying to a TV camera.”

Cruz was referring to an app available in Tesla vehicles that allows drivers to play fart sounds in the car. Users can activate the sound when using their turn signal and set it to sound like it’s coming from a specific seat.

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Tesla vehicles have a feature that allows users to play fart sounds.
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Tesla also offered a feature that allowed drivers to make their car horn sound like a fart noise, until last February, when the FBI asked Musk’s company to request a recall.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration warned that the feature could make it difficult to hear a required “pedestrian alert system” tone.

“The funny police made us (sigh)”, Musk tweeted back then.

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Ted Cruz is a big critic of big tech companies.
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Cruz is the latest socialite to back Musk’s acquisition of a 9 percent stake in Twitter.

Conservatives have regularly accused the social media platform of suppressing right-wing views and otherwise engaging in content moderation practices that violate freedom of expression.

“I think it’s wonderful,” Knowles said of the investment. “I think he’s a guy who, while not uniquely able to do it, is really well positioned. He puts his money where his mouth is. I hope he makes a lot of money with it.”

“Absolutely,” Cruz added.

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DUSTIN JONES

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