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Tierney McAfee
January 21, 2016 01:00 PM

A random college roommate is always a gamble and if you ask Ted Cruz‘s – Hollywood screenwriter Craig Mazin – he lost big time.

As Mia Farrow pointed out, Mazin’s distaste for the GOP candidate runs so deep that the screenwriter can’t stop tweeting about it.

Here are some recent examples:

The insults go on and on and on. But let’s hear from some others who knew Cruz way back when.

Another of Cruz’s college roommates, private equity investor David Panton, remains a good friend – and says Cruz has never been easily ruffled by criticism.

“Whatever other people may say, he’s a very calm person,” Panton, who was Cruz’s roommate at Princeton and Harvard Law, told PEOPLE in 2013. “From Ted’s perspective, being criticized is one thing. Being brutally beaten almost to death because of your ideology is a very different thing.”

Even Bob Dole is getting in on the action now. The former Kansas senator spoke out against Cruz in an interview with The New York Times published Wednesday, saying, “I don’t know how he’s going to deal with Congress. Nobody likes him.” Dole, the GOP presidential nominee in 1996, said Cruz was an “extremist” who was unwilling to work with his own party, and added that Donald Trump would “probably work with Congress” because he’s “kind of a deal maker.”

The former senator said he met Trump just once, 30 years ago.

“But he has toned down his rhetoric,” Dole added.

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