Jimmy Kimmel escalates feud with Ted Cruz to a whole new level

Ted Cruz has been a frequent target of Jimmy Kimmel’s insult comedy over the years, and the tweeting senator is always willing to give it back. This round of barbs started when Kimmel mocked Cruz’s response to an Army recruitment ad on Monday’s show. The ad features a female soldier who was raised by two moms, which Cruz found offensive. He called the military “woke and emasculated.”  

“Which I pointed out – fairly, I thought – is funny coming from a guy who let Donald Trump use his testicles on the driving range,” Kimmel said, before referencing a “Game of Thrones” character who was rather infamously castrated. “He was Trump’s Theon Greyjoy, okay?” 

(That’s not really all Kimmel said. The full comment is harsher: “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’s a moist, gelatinous tubeworm whose elastic band pants are filled with an inky discharge every time he speaks.”)  

Cruz responded on Twitter with a link to a video from a charity basketball game they played in 2018, which Cruz won, writing “.@JimmyKimmelLive keeps talking crap. Really tough guy. Here’s a reminder, when we played one-on-one, I kicked his ass. He has to live with that…forever. Rematch, punk?”

“He’s right. It’s true. I do have to live with that forever,” Kimmel said. That being said, “You have to live with being Ted Cruz forever, which is a lot – so much worse.” 

Kimmel wrote back, “Oh Ted… you get so sad after you masturbate.” 

“Which is undoubtedly what he was doing,” Kimmel said on his show. “Remember that time he accidentally liked a stepmom porno tweet on 9/11 of all days?” Kimmel added that 9-11 was the score of their game. He said that Cruz posted an edited video containing all the shots he made, which is not an accurate reflection of what the game was actually like. Cruz is acting all proud of himself, but there was nothing to be proud of. Collectively, they made 20 shots and missed over 200. 

“We shot like 10% from the field,” Kimmel said. “That game was uglier than him, okay? The charities we were playing for almost refused to accept the money.” 

Kimmel said they were supposed to play to 21, but during the game, they agreed to stop at 11 just to put themselves out of their misery. “So there is nothing there to boast about,” Kimmel said. 

“After you won the game, do you remember what I did?” Kimmel addressed Cruz. “I said ‘good game, thanks’ and I shook your disgusting hand. I didn’t complain that it was rigged. I didn’t ask for a recount on the referee.  I didn’t start a conspiracy theory about the basketball having a microchip in it. I accepted it. I brought shame on my family, and I embraced it. As I always do.”  

“I mean, listen, it was a terrible day,” Kimmel continued. “I lost a basketball game to a man who ate one of his own boogers during a presidential debate.”

“Anyway, apparently, I was mean to Ted and he’s very upset,” Kimmel concluded. “And if history is any indication, he’s so upset that means he’ll be washing my car this weekend. So I look forward to that.”  

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