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Jimmy Kimmel Taunts Longtime Nemesis Ted Cruz As Cancun Scandal Blows Up

Jimmy Kimmel tore into Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) for taking a trip in Cancun as his state struggled with freezing temperatures, large energy outages and even an absence of unpolluted water. 

“Whereas his fellow Texans are freezing with the facility out, Ted Cruz did what any nice chief would do when a state wants management most,” Kimmel mentioned throughout Thursday’s present. “He booked a flight to Mexico and mentioned, ‘Adios, amigos.’”

The “Jimmy Kimmel Stay” host spent the primary 9 minutes of his monologue on Cruz ― together with a parody advert for a “Ted Cruise” trip ― then returned to the subject for a mock interview with the senator within the type of a noodle-slurping blobfish: 

Kimmel and Cruz have a little bit of a historical past. The late-night host has used the Texas senator because the frequent butt of his jokes, together with loads of blobfish gags. After Kimmel mocked Cruz’s look as he watched an NBA sport, the Texas senator challenged him to a one-on-one hoops match for charity, which Kimmel not solely accepted, however rapidly dubbed “The Blobfish Basketball Basic.”

Cruz acquired the final snicker: He beat Kimmel, 11-9.