Trevor Noah: Ted Cruz's 'birther' issue is insane -- 'I didn't know this shit could happen to Republicans'
Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

Sen. Ted Cruz wasn't born in the United States, and Trevor Noah said the Texas Republican's "birther" issue is finally starting to become a problem.

Noah said the presidential candidate's biography is remarkably similar to President Barack Obama's -- whose birth certificate showing he was born in Hawaii has been questioned by conservative conspiracy theorists, including GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.

"(He is) the son of an American mother and a foreign father who graduated from Harvard Law School and dreamed of being president, even though -- let's face it, people -- he wasn't born in America," Noah said. "That's right, we're talking about Ted Cruz -- the Canadian-born Texas senator."

Cruz's country of birth was never a problem for conservatives, even those who still believe Obama is serving illegitimately in the White House.

That is, until Trump brought up the issue.

"This is insane," Noah said. "Because I didn't know that this shit could happen to Republicans, as well. This is like hearing someone roofied Bill Cosby."

Watch the entire segment posted online by Comedy Central: