Ted Cruz: Donald Trump sketch on Jimmy Fallon video
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Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz was a guest on Thursday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, but before he sat down for an interview, Cruz had to talk to Donald Trump.
Okay, not the real Trump, but host Jimmy Fallon’s representation of the candidate. “Congratulations, you’ve just been called by Donald Trump,” Fallon’s Trump told Cruz during a phone call on the Tonight Show.
As with the previous version of this sketch, when Fallon dressed as Trump to speak with Hillary Clinton, the late-night host lobbed questions at his political guest with the hope of providing some pre-interview pointers.
“I appreciate you being the bigger man,” Cruz said, setting up Fallon’s Trump response: “Oh, I’m the bigger man. With the bigger hands.” The joke was a reference to the time Trump discussed his penis size during a Republican debate in March.
During the sketch, Fallon’s Trump asked Cruz about issues in the campaign, including immigration. “We need to put an end to President Obama’s amnesty. I believe we need to secure the border once and for all, and start enforcing the rule of law,” Cruz said, as Fallon’s Trump used his comments to make jokes about building a wall along the border.
The segment also gave Cruz a chance to walk back his controversial “New York values” comment from earlier this year. “I’m not going to pander to New Yorkers. I love New York City. It’s the greatest city in the world with the best looking audiences in the entire world,” Cruz said as the crowd cheered. “When I said New York values, I was trying to say I value New York. Except I was saying it backwards, the way Yoda would say it.”
Earlier this year, Cruz said of New York, “There are many, many wonderful, wonderful working men and women in the state of New York, but everyone understands that the values in New York City are socially liberal or pro-abortion or pro- gay-marriage, [and] focus around money and the media.”
Watch the Cruz sketch with Fallon below.
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