Appearing on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live on Wednesday, presidential candidate Ted Cruz said that he might run over Republican front runner Donald Trump if an opportunity presented itself.
“If I were in my car and getting ready to reverse and saw Donald in the backup camera, I’m not confident which pedal I’d push,” Cruz said.
Cruz was also asked about who he likes more – Trump or President Barack Obama. He also had an interesting response. “I dislike Obama’s policies more … but Donald — Donald is a unique individual,” he said.
Cruz also expressed his criticism over Obamacare, calling it a “disaster.” But Kimmel pointed out that the word “disaster” was a strong one to use, to which Cruz replied, “I agree, it is probably not a disaster with millionaire Hollywood movie stars and rock stars. So in the circles that are coming here, it hasn’t been a disaster.”
As reported by People, this comes after a skirmish between the two presidential candidates over each others’ wives. The feud followed an anti Trump super PAC posting a meme of a nude Melania, Trump’s wife, after which Trump responded by posting an unflattering picture of Cruz’s wife, Heidi.
Cruz spoke with reporters following the interview outside the El Capitan theater. He was asked what he thought about Trump’s remarks regarding punishing women who sought abortions if the procedure was outlawed. “That comment was wrong and it really — it’s the latest demonstration of how little Donald has thought about any of the serious issues facing this country,” Cruz said slamming Trump, as reported by CBS News. He added, “I am pro-life. Being pro-life means standing and defending the unborn. But it also means defending moms. Defending women. And defending the incredible gift women have to bring life into the world. And Donald’s comments, they were unfortunate, they were wrong and I strongly disagree with it.”
Wednesday’s appearance was the Texas Senator’s first in late night television this year, and second since the beginning of his campaign. In September, Cruz made an appearance for an interview on CBS’s Late Show with Stephen Colbert.