On Monday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” the host took aim at one of his favorite targets and least-favorite people: Texas Senator Ted Cruz. Cruz made a desperate bid for attention, and Kimmel gave it to him.
After the FDA approved vaccines for 5- to 11-year-old children, “Sesame Street” put out a tweet from Big Bird, who Kimmel noted is canonically about 6 years old, about getting the shot. “My wing is feeling a little sore, but it’ll give my body an extra protective boost that keeps me and others healthy,” Big Bird tweeted.
This disgusted Ted Cruz. “Government propaganda…for your 5-year-old!” the former presidential candidate tweeted.
“This is how they think,” Kimmel said. “If the government says it, it’s propaganda. If Congress does it, it’s socialism. If the executive branch does it, it’s fascism. If the President says it he’s a dictator. And if the media says it, it’s fake news. The elections are rigged, the Deep State runs the world, and Big Bird is working for Merck now.”
“And it’s interesting, because not only is Ted Cruz vaccinated himself, Ted Cruz was born with an immunity that protects him from contracting any friends,” Kimmel added.
Kimmel joked that Cruz is still “sore” about a book Big Bird supposedly recently wrote for kids: “Big Bird Visits Cancun to Find Ted Cruz’s Balls.”
“Spoiler alert: He never finds them.”
Look, Ted Cruz had a hit with “the libs are trying to cancel Dr. Seuss,” so he was just trying to meme his way to relevance again.
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