Cruz Jokes About Running Trump Over With Car

| by Sean Kelly
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of TexasRepublican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas

During an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," GOP candidate Ted Cruz joked about running Donald Trump over with a car.

Preceding Cruz's appearance on the show was a segment about an April Fool's Day prank where a picture of Trump was placed in front of a car's backup camera to make the driver think they're about to run over Trump.

When Kimmel asked Cruz whether he liked Trump or President Barrack Obama more, Cruz brought up the prank from earlier in the show.

"Look, I dislike Obama’s policies more, but Donald is a unique individual," he replied. "I will say, I was watching the early part of the show, and if I were in my car getting ready to reverse and saw Donald in the backup camera, I’m not confident which pedal I’d push."

During the interview, Kimmel brought up instances in which politicians have endorsed him for the sole reason that they dislike Trump more — as was the case with Senator Lindsey Graham.

"There you go," Cruz said. "It is a powerful strategy and compared to Donald I am the quiet, shy, soft-spoken one."

In a more serious moment, Cruz addressed comments he previously made about how law enforcement should patrol Muslim neighborhoods.

"We need law enforcement to work cooperatively with the community to prevent radicalization and to stop terror attacks before they occur," he said, ABC News reported.

Trump recently continued his pattern of making daily headlines through more controversial statements, with one in particular hitting a nerve among pro-life and pro-choice people alike. Trump said during an interview that he believed women who have illegal abortions should be punished — a stance which he later reversed.

"The doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman," Trump said in a statement, the Los Angeles Times reported. "The woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb."

Sources: ABC News, Los Angeles Times / Photo credit: Wikipedia

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