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.
.@SenTedCruz Ted–free legal advice on how to pre-empt the Dems on citizen issue. Go to court now & seek Declaratory Judgment–you will win!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 7, 2016
“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: