SNL regular Taran Killam had the honor of playing the sleazy politician.
It was revealed afterward that his campaign had circulated a false rumor that Ben Carson was dropping out of the race.
Carson supporters, who mostly consist of the same hard-right evangelicals that support Cruz, were urged to throw their support to the Texas Senator.
Cruz won by the slimmest margin over rival Donald Trump. But the ensuing uproar over his dirty political trick is having strong repercussions on his campaign.
The scene opened with Cruz reading “his conscience” a bedtime story from the U.S. Constitution.
“Now I’ll admit I’m an unconventional candidate,” he says. “I’m not like other politicians. I didn’t get where I am today because I was born wealthy
or handsome, or charismatic, or nice. I am not cool, or likable, or even fine.”
In other words I have overcome the greatest political liability of all time… being Ted Cruz.
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