Carly's croon sparks bewilderment, criticism on social media

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Ted Cruz Names Carly Fiorina As Running Mate

April 27 (Reuters) - Carly Fiorina was so happy to be named U.S. presidential hopeful Ted Cruz's running mate, she broke into song during her acceptance speech. But the chorus that greeted her on social media was anything but complimentary.

Cruz announced at a rally on Wednesday in Indianapolis that the former Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard would join his ticket. But the unveiling faced scorn on social media after she started to sing while addressing the crowd.

"I know two girls that I just adore," crooned Fiorina, in reference to Cruz's two daughters, Caroline and Catherine. "I'm so happy I can see them more. 'Cuz we travel on the bus all day; we get to play."

Carly Fiorina breaks into song

Twitter users reacted with bewilderment, mocking Fiorina over her singing.

"Carly Fiorina started singing at a rally where she's named VP by a candidate who ain't getting the nod," tweeted writer and Ebony columnist Michael Arceneaux (@youngsinick). "This election is hilarious."

"Fiorina is singing and it's extremely creepy," tweeted Donie O'Sullivan (@donie), the politics lead with news agency Storyful.

"You know this was a joke but then she literally went and sang at the event," tweeted joseito (@go_oat).

After suffering a series of crushing losses to Trump in nominating contests on Tuesday, Cruz praised Fiorina as a principled fighter for conservative values who knew how to create jobs and would be a valuable ally on the campaign trail.

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Carly's croon sparks bewilderment, criticism on social media
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz stands with Carly Fiorina after he announced Fiorina as his running mate at a campaign rally in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein - TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, hugs former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina during a rally in Indianapolis, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, where he announced he has tapped Fiorina as his running mate. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
A supporter of Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz holds up a new campaign sign reflecting Cruz's choice of Carly Fiorina as his running mate at a campaign rally in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz is joined by former Republican presidential candidate and recently announced supporter Carly Fiorina at a Cruz town hall event at the Faith Assembly of God in Orlando, Florida U.S. March 11, 2016. U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is expected to announce former business executive Carly Fiorina will be his vice presidential running mate if he wins the party's nomination, ABC News affiliate WMUR reported, citing unnamed sources. REUTERS/Kevin Kolczynski/File Photo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
A supporter of Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz holds up a new campaign sign reflecting his choice of Carly Fiorina as his running mate at a campaign rally in Indianapolis, Indiana, United States April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
Former U.S. Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks to the crowd during a Ted Cruz campaign rally at American Legion Post 22 in Towson, Maryland, April 18, 2016. REUTERS/Bryan Woolston
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz, with his daughter Catherine (2nd L), wife Heidi (C), daughter Caroline (2nd R) and supporter and former rival Carly Fiorina (R) at his side, reacts to the primary election results in Florida, Ohio and Illinois during a campaign rally in Houston, Texas March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Trish Badger EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO ARCHIVES. NO RESALES.
Former U.S. Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina watches as U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks with the media ahead of a campaign rally in Rothschild, Wisconsin, U.S. March 28, 2016. U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is expected to announce former business executive Carly Fiorina will be his vice presidential running mate if he wins the party's nomination, ABC News affiliate WMUR reported, citing unnamed sources. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich/File Photo
Former U.S. Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina speaks at a campaign rally in support of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz in Rothschild, Wisconsin, U.S. March 28, 2016. U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is expected to announce former business executive Carly Fiorina will be his vice presidential running mate if he wins the party's nomination, ABC News affiliate WMUR reported, citing unnamed sources. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich/File Photo
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R) speaks with the media as former U.S. Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina stands by his side ahead of a campaign rally in Rothschild, Wisconsin March 28, 2016. REUTERS/Mark Kauzlarich
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz is joined by former Republican presidential candidate and recently announced supporter Carly Fiorina at a press conference after a Cruz town hall event at the Faith Assembly of God in Orlando, Florida March 11, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Kolczynski
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Ted Cruz and former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina pose for photos after she endorsed Cruz at a campaign rally in Miami, March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
HOUSTON, TX - MARCH 15: Carly Fiorina speaks at a watch party for Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on March 15, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Cruz is in a tight race with Donald Trump in the Missouri GOP primary, while Trump took Florida, North Carolina, and Illinois. Gov. John Kasich won his home state of Ohio. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
GOP presidential contender Ted Cruz and former candidate presidential Carly Fiorina respond to TV host Sean Hannity at the Faith Assembly of God church on March 11, 2016 in Orlando, Fla. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz is joined by former candidate Carly Fiorina during a campaign rally at Miami-Dade College's Wolfson Campus in Miami on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. (Roberto Koltun/El Nuevo Herald/TNS via Getty Images)
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