Ted Cruz joked about running over fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump with his car during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
The Texas Senator made the comment after an idea for an April Fools’ Day prank, which featured Trump, was aired before his chat with Jimmy Kimmel.
The idea for the prank was to stick pictures of the GOP hopeful to the reverse cameras of cars so people would think they are about to back into him.
Ted Cruz agreed to disagree with Jimmy Kimmel on opinions regarding Obamacare and Muslim patrols during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live
Discussing the trick, Cruz joked: ‘If I were in my car getting ready to reverse and saw Donald in the back-up camera, I’m not confident which pedal I’d push.’
During Cruz’s debut interview on the show, the pair discussed Obamacare and Muslim patrols but were forced to agree to disagree with each other’s opinions.
The Republican candidate called the Affordable Care Act a ‘disaster’ and stated US law enforcement must do all it can to protect the country from radicalization.
But the ABC late-night show host was quick to make his counter opinions heard and stated he had never heard anyone refer to Obamacare as disastrous.
Cruz suggested that this was because of the millionaires Kimmel is used to hosting on his show, but the presenter responded by saying these are not the only people he hangs around with.
The presidential candidate added that he has heard from small-business owners and voters who are being harmed by increases to healthcare premiums.
He said: ‘I have never done one of those round tables where at least half the small-business owners didn’t list Obamacare as the single biggest challenge they’re facing.’
The Republican candidate called the Affordable Care Act a ‘disaster’ during an interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live
The Texas Senator stated US law enforcement must do all it can to protect the country from Islamic radicalization
On the topic of patrols on Muslim neighborhoods, Kimmel suggested that this could have the opposite to the desired effect and lead to increased radicalization from those who feel targeted.
But Cruz was quick to voice his opinions too stating that the government must do whatever necessary to protect against radicals who have carried out worldwide attacks.
In regards to both arguments, the pair agreed to disagree on their opinions.
Cruz was in Southern California this week to raise money for his presidential campaign.
According to a recent Wisconsin poll, by Marquette University Law School, the Texas Senator is ahead of his Republican rival Donald Trump.
The poll shows Cruz commands 40 per cent of Republican voters in the state, compared to 30 per cent for Trump.
But despite the lead, 65 per cent of Republican primary voters believe Trump will ultimately secure the GOP nomination. With just 23 per cent saying Cruz will be the nominee.
Hopeful: Cruz was in Southern California this week to raise money for his presidential campaign
Republican Presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz, pictured yesterday, is ahead of his Republican rival Donald Trump in Wisconsin
Discussing his campaign and his recent fundraiser on the show, Cruz said: ‘We are hopefully coming back with lots of cash to put ads on TV and then hopefully win some votes.’
On a slightly lighter note Cruz also discussed his young ambitions to be an actor and the pair took part in the humorous ‘Mean Tweets’ game.
Cruz said: ‘When I was in high school, I did a lot of shows and then actually thought about dropping out of school and heading to California and trying to be an actor.’
He added: ‘Everything was great except I didn’t have good looks and I didn’t have talent.
‘Look, other than that, I was completely set to do that.’
Donald Trump, pictured yesterday, was featured in an idea for an April Fools’ Day prank, which was aired before Cruz’s interview with Kimmel
Cruz, pictured speaking to guests at a town hall event yesterday, discussed his young ambitions to be an actor with Kimmel