Triumph the Insult Comic Dog mocks Ted Cruz on the campaign trail

Pauline Gross
November 7, 2018

With such a close race, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert borrowed one of the shrewdest political minds from Conan and sent him down south to cover the campaign trail.

Triumph also spends some time in the segment harassing supporters of both candidates, but really rises to the occasion in his face-to-face encounters with O'Rourke and Cruz, both of whom seem remarkably relaxed about interacting with a famously antangonistic canine puppet. Ted Cruz, said he doesn't understand why anyone would be angry with asylum seekers "doing what any human being would do".

First, Triumph visited the O'Rourke camp, where he mocked the candidate's attempt at punk music in the 1990s.

"I'm going to coach you", Triumph told voters. "Because we think [O'Rourke is] pretty important".

'Does it concern you that half your base thinks they can vote through Instagram?', Triumph asks, drawing a laugh out of the Democrat. He finishes the interview by saying, "what does Ted Cruz have that you don't have, aside from the ability to regenerate his tail?" Without giving them all away, here are the seven sickest burns Triumph lands on Ted Cruz. "See, because he's a ugly fish monster".

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People have compared Cruz to the Zodiac killer, which Triumph called unfair, "since his plan to end Obamacare would kill way more people - I mean way, way, way, way more people!" Conservatism is a hell of a drug.

'Let's be civil here, OK, because this man - nobody should be yelling at this man in a public place, ' Triumph said.

Carrey wasn't finished in the back and forth, taking one last shot at Cruz by dragging Donald Trump into the situation.

Colbert noted that Triumph had been unsuccessful in confronting Senator Ted Cruz during the 2016 Republican presidential primary, but Triumph's luck was a bit better this time around. Early voting in the state's 30 largest counties alone already exceeded the total number of ballots cast during the 2014 midterm elections in Texas.

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