- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Sen. Ted Cruz and “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah got into a bitter back-and-forth on Twitter after the comedian took a shot at the Republican senator during his show Tuesday night.

The feud started after a segment on Mr. Noah‘s show about the recent population shifts in the country, which have caused blue states like California and New York to lose U.S. House seats, while red states like Texas and Florida have picked them up.

During the segment, Mr. Noah cited the 2020 U.S. census findings that the population grew at the slowest rate in decades.

“Basically, immigration is down and the birth rate is falling, primarily due to this photo,” he said while showing a photo of the Texas senator.

Mr. Cruz fired back in a tweet Wednesday morning, 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. Doesn’t understand why people like freedom. Also predicts the Biden years will be the Great Depression.”

Mr. Noah responded by bringing up a controversy involving the senator and his family traveling to Cancun in February.

“Not sure I’d be using the words ‘fleeing’ and ‘Texas’ in the same sentence, Senator Cancun,” the comedian tweeted.

“I wear your scorn with pride,” Mr. Cruz fired back. “I remember when the Daily Show was funny.”

That’s when comedian Jon Stewart, the former host of “The Daily Show,” chimed in.

“Ummm…you remember last night?? Bravo,” Mr. Stewart joked.

“See? That was funny,” Mr. Cruz replied to Mr. Stewart. “Not true, but funny. (The show was much better when the host wasn’t an angry, woke, partisan scold.)”

Mr. Noah made his parting shot by reviving an insult that former President Donald Trump made against Mr. Cruz‘s wife during the 2016 Republican presidential primary.

“And with that Ted Cruz has officially fought back harder against a tweet from a late night show than he ever did when Trump called his wife ugly,” he wrote.

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