- Trevor Noah took a hilarious dig at US politician Ted Cruz after he criticised The Daily Show
- The Texas Senator tweeted that Trevor doesn't understand that people like freedom after the comedian "whined" that people are fleeing high-tax blue states
- The South African-born comedian accused Cruz of clapping back harder at his show's tweet than he did when Donald Trump said Cruz's wife was ugly
Trevor Noah and US politician Ted Cruz battled it out in a hilarious twar on Wednesday, 28 April. The South African comedian took a hilarious dig at the Texas Republican after he criticised a segment of Trevor's The Daily Show the day before.
The US-based stand-up comic discussed the potential effects of red states like Texas gaining seats in the House of Representatives while blue states like California and New York lose them, according to Huffpost.
Senator Cruz took to Twitter and shared his thoughts on Trevor's latest discussion. The politician tweeted:
"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."
In response, Trevor's The Daily Show's Twitter handle replied to Cruz's tweet:
"Not sure I'd be using the words 'fleeing' and 'Texas' in the same sentence, Senator Cancun."
The Washington Post reported that Cruz jetted off to Cancun, Mexico in February while his state suffered from one of its worst disasters.
Trevor took a hilarious knockout jab at Cruz when he referenced Cruz’s unwillingness to defend his wife when former US President Donald Trump claimed she was ugly. Trevor tweeted:
"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."
Tweeps took to the micro-blogging app to share their thoughts on Trevor and Cruz's twar. Check out some of their comments below:
"I remember when 100 people including children died while Cruz was enjoying the heat in Cancun. I remember hospital staff running around trying to find water. I remember a boy finding his little bro had died next to him in bed. I remember people praying to survive without insulin."
"Rule #1, never go toe -o -oe in a Twitter word battle with a comedian, it never goes well."
"Trevor bringing the fire."
"The confidence of a mediocre white man is the only explanation that I can come up with on why Ted Cruz chose to come at Trevor Noah."
"And with this tweet Ted is knocked out. Just stay down Ted. For the love of God STAY DOWN."
"You can't win against The Daily Show and Trevor Noah."
In other entertainment news, Briefly News reported that Eddie Murphy thanked South African comedian Trevor Noah for being part of Coming 2 America.
The US actor was a guest on Trevor's show called The Daily Social Distancing Show recently. Eddie thanked Trevor for being part of the cast of the recently-released movie.
Trevor Noah played the role of news anchor Totatsi Bibiyana in the epic film. The sequel of Coming to America had a star-studded cast including the likes of Wesley Snipes, James Earl Jones, Arsenio Hall and Teyana Taylor.
South African-born Nomzamo Mbatha was also part of the movie. She portrayed the character of Mirembe. Eddie also congratulated Trevor Noah on all his success since he moved from South Africa to the US.
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