Republican presidential hopeful Ted CruzTed CruzTrump: 'No doubt' we'll make a deal on healthcare Wounded Ryan faces new battle The mystery of Ivanka Trump MORE is envisioning an unusual approach to filling diplomatic roles if he were president.
"Just for a thought experiment, imagine for a second: Phil Robertson, Ambassador to the United Nations," Cruz said Friday at a rally in Myrtle Beach, S.C., according to CNN.
Robertson, a Cruz supporter, became famous from his role in the A&E reality show "Duck Dynasty." He's also gained national attention with controversial comments, including saying that black people were happier before the Civil Rights Acts and calling gay marriage "evil."
"You know there's a reason he terrifies the mainstream media. He says the things you're not supposed to say," Cruz said.
"He actually remembers who we are as Americans and he speaks it with a joy, not with an anger, not with a hatred, with a joy in who we are."