Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz told Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday night that if he had the opportunity to smoosh fellow White House hopeful Donald Trump with his car, he just might not be able to resist the temptation.
Kimmel asked Cruz if Trump was the person he “disliked the most, of anyone in America.” Cruz replied “no,” prompting Kimmel to follow-up by asking Cruz who he liked better, Obama or Trump. Cruz paused to think for a moment as the audience chuckled. “I dislike Obama’s policies more,” responded Cruz. He then added that if given the chance, he just might have to run over The Donald with his car.
But Donald — Donald is a unique individual,” Cruz said. He then offered up this thought: “If I were in my car and getting ready to reverse, and saw Donald in the backup camera — I’m not confident which pedal I’d push.
Kimmel and Cruz went on to discuss how hatred for Donald Trump has caused many people to throw their support behind Ted Cruz, even though it was something they had never seen themselves doing before Trump became a serious contender for the GOP nomination.
Donald Trump has an amazing ability to clarify everything. And we’re seeing now, Republicans coming together, unifying behind our campaign,” Cruz explained. “You know, just a week ago Lindsey Graham hosted an event for me. And I joked at the beginning, ‘Listen, this is a first — this is the first event I’ve ever had, hosted by someone who three weeks earlier had publicly called for my murder.’
“That is interesting,” Jimmy said. “Yeah, what you did is you kind of held out until they found someone that they liked less than you.”
“There you go,” Cruz said, as the audience applauded. “It is a powerful strategy. And compared to Donald, I am the quiet, shy, soft-spoken one.”
Watch Cruz joke about vehicular manslaughter of The Donald here:
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April has studied political science, psychology, and philosophy. Back in the good old days she was a reporter for “old fashioned” print newspapers. In addition to news and politics, she also blogs about service dogs and disability advocacy. As a black woman with a disability, she is fed up with the right-wingers who would prefer that she and others like her didn’t exist.