- U.S. Sen Ted Cruz has faced pushback from news commentators, veterans and fellow senators for his claim that the U.S. Army's recruitment efforts "emasculated" the military.
And, apparently, it's triggered the living shit out of the Republican senator from Texas. But more on that in a moment.
During his Monday show, late night host Jimmy Kimmel mocked Cruz — who's never served in the military — for his controversial critique of the Army's recruitment efforts. In his monologue, the comedian revealed he'd come up with a slogan that "would be more Ted’s speed."
The now-iconic photo of Cruz pulling his roller bag through the airport as he fled Texas for Mexico during February's winter storm flashed onscreen while Kimmel read the words that appeared at the bottom: "Army. Be all you Cancun be."
- YouTube screen capture / Jimmy Kimmel Live
- Late night host Jimmy Kimmel flashed this image of Cruz onscreen during Monday's monologue.
If you want to watch the entire bit, the good stuff starts around 4:49.
In what's now become a characteristic response, Cruz fired back on Twitter, challenging the late night host to a rematch of the pair's televised one-on-one basketball game — a floundering affair that the schlubby Cruz won only because Kimmel appeared to be even less athletically inclined.
"Here's a reminder, when we played one-on-one, I kicked his ass. He has to live with that...forever," Cruz tweeted, seeming to remember the game as something more than the laugh-bait it was. "Rematch, punk?"
Kimmel replied with one sentence: "Oh Ted... you get so sad after you masturbate."
Oh Ted... you get so sad after you masturbate. https://t.co/8fxCzUNwqg— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 25, 2021
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