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Sen. Ted Cruz Picks Late Night Twitter Fight With Jimmy Kimmel After Scathing Segment

Sen. Ted Cruz Picks Late Night Twitter Fight With Jimmy Kimmel After Scathing Segment

Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) as often as he can during his late-night show. But he seems to have touched a nerve on Monday night ― and this time, Cruz fired back on Twitter.

Kimmel went after Cruz in his monologue for sharing a Russian army recruitment ad and dismissing the U.S. military as “woke” and “emasculated.”

Kimmel said:

Ted Cruz, who four years ago took permanent residence up the ass of a man who beat him in every election by calling his wife ugly and slandering his elderly father, says this is emasculating. Primarily because Ted Cruz is not human. He is a moist, gelatinous tubeworm whose elastic-band pants are filled with an inky discharge every time he speaks.

The late-night host often compares Cruz to a blobfish and called their one-on-one basketball match in 2018 “The Blobfish Basketball Classic.”

Cruz tweeted a reference to that match and suggested they settle it on the court again:

Kimmel didn’t exactly accept the challenge:

Cruz beat Kimmel in the game, but it wasn’t known for its highlights. 

“Just like a blobfish, the game was sloppy, and within moments we were gasping for air,” Kimmel cracked afterward. “We played one on one. It took almost an hour to get to 6 points ― which would be a lot if this was a World Cup soccer game. But it was not.”

The game was expected to go to 15 points, but they wrapped it up at 11-9.

The loser was supposed to donate $5,000 to the charity of the winner’s choice. Instead, Kimmel donated $10,000 to both charities ―  Texas Children’s Hospital and Generation One in Houston ― and Cruz did the same.

“You’re a good sport,” Kimmel told Cruz after the game. “I still think you’re a terrible senator.”




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