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Ted Cruz, Trevor Noah get into Twitter spat: ‘I remember when the Daily Show was funny’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah got into a Twitter spat on Wednesday in response to the comedian’s commentary on New York losing a congressional seat following the 2020 census, with Cruz tweeting, “I remember when the Daily Show was funny.”

In a segment on Noah’s show Tuesday evening, the host commented on news that New York was 89 people short of keeping one of its 27 House seats. At the same time, Texas gained more new residents than any other state, picking up two new House seats for the next legislative session. 

“This is unbelievable,” Noah said. “You’re telling me that if just 89 more New Yorkers had filled out their census, the state wouldn’t have lost a House seat?”

He continued, “Aside from New York getting screwed, the big news out of the census is that America’s population grew at the slowest rate since the 1930s.” 

“Basically, immigration is down and the birth rate is falling, primarily due to this photo,” he said, before showing an image of Cruz wearing a baseball cap. 

Noah added that the 1930s “sucked for America,” due in part to events like the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl.

Cruz responded to the segment in a Wednesday morning tweet, writing, “Trevor Noah whines that people are fleeing high-tax blue states & moving in droves to low-tax states like Texas, where the jobs are.”

The Texas senator then added that Noah “doesn’t understand why people like freedom.”

“Also predicts the Biden years will be the Great Depression,” Cruz added on the Tuesday clip. 

Minutes later, the “Daily Show’s” official Twitter account hit back at the senator, writing, “Not sure I’d be using the words ‘fleeing’ and ‘Texas’ in the same sentence, Senator Cancun,” referencing Cruz’s widely criticized brief trip to Mexico with his family in February as his home state battled a severe winter storm. 

A little more than an hour later, Cruz again tweeted, writing, “I wear your scorn with pride. I remember when the Daily Show was funny.” 

Noah had mocked Cruz over his trip in a February segment, specifically referencing Cruz’s comments that he took the trip because he wanted “to be a good dad.” 

“Ted Cruz blaming his daughters for this is just gross,” Noah said. “Being a good father means putting them on a bus, not throwing them under one.”

Wednesday was not the first time Cruz levied attacks on Noah and The Daily Show. In September, the GOP senator responded to a segment in which Noah railed against gender reveal parties for being “outdated.” 

In response, Cruz tweeted, “A fair point. Many liberal males never grow balls….”

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