Watch: Colbert's Definitive Takedown of Terrible Ted Cruz Is Hilarious
Ted Cruz is currently trailing Donald Trump in Indiana by 15 points, a remarkable swing toward the negative, as Stephen Colbert pointed out on Monday's episode of "The Late Show," that may be due to the fact that people in Indiana have now met Ted Cruz.
“It’s almost as if spending time there campaigning hurt him!” Colbert said. The late-night host wondered if perhaps the fact that former speaker John Boehner called Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh” last week might have also hurt him. “Boehner knows Lucifer because they clearly go to the same tanning salon,” joked Colbert.
Cruz is so disliked now in Indiana that he’s getting heckled—by children.
“You suck,” a child between 10 and 12 years old shouted at the presidential candidate at a rally in La Porte, Indiana.
“Now we don’t know the heckler's name, but we do have a picture of the child,” Colbert said, flashing to a photoshopped image of Boehner in a beanie cap.
Even Fox News got in on the humiliation of Ted Cruz. “I just want to point out that this huge font saying 'You suck!' is not ours; that is how Fox News captioned this moment. Meanwhile, U.S. 'artillery shelling and drone attacks' is buried in the crawl,” Colbert observed.