The ongoing feud between Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and comedian Trevor Noah continues on Twitter.
After Twitter announced a new feature to monitor potential cyber-bullying, Trevor Noah cracked a joke at Cruz's expense on The Daily Show.
Needless to say, Cruz was watching and did not enjoy what he saw.
Twitter is introducing a new feature that will tell you if your tweets are too mean…or if they're about Ted Cruz, n… https://t.co/sYkd7uOhnK— The Daily Show (@The Daily Show)1620388860.0
Cruz responded with a somewhat confusing bit of shade, comparing Noah to Glenn Close's character in Fatal Attraction.
Trevor Noah is turning into Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction. 🐰🐰🐰 https://t.co/r5vDkignWy— Ted Cruz (@Ted Cruz)1620417482.0
Noah, who has a little more experience when it comes to comedy, responded with a question referencing Cruz's continued fealty to his former rival Donald Trump.
Ted, what's the best way to end this feud: by insulting your wife or your dad? https://t.co/SW4FxuEi43— The Daily Show (@The Daily Show)1620420254.0
Twitter couldn't help but eagerly watch the feuding factions, though it was worth remembering one of them is an entertainer and one is a Republican lawmaker.
Extremely loving this Trevor Noah v. Ted Cruz feud— Meena Harris (@Meena Harris)1620420923.0
Ted Cruz engaging in a battle of wits with Trevor Noah is the gift all of us truly needed. https://t.co/aNAyb66R1R— Andy Murphy (@Andy Murphy)1620434735.0
@tedcruz That Ted Cruz believes he can match wits w/ Trevor Noah is not surprising. What IS surprising is that a… https://t.co/f5nhA6YJuU— ZukiRex^2 (@ZukiRex^2)1620421963.0
Many wondered what Ted Cruz was thinking, attempting a battle of wits against a professional comedian.
The fact that Ted Cruz is trying to out insult a comedian is hilarious. Like dude Trevor Noah does this for a livin… https://t.co/NeI1aST8D5— Mr. Well Actually... (@Mr. Well Actually...)1620439074.0
The difficulty in pulling out a joke sounding this polite while being absolutely savage underneath is next level ge… https://t.co/Z1bF609VY9— Abs0lute_Zer0 (@Abs0lute_Zer0)1620585374.0
Of course, Cruz's chances of winning a Twitter fight in the eyes of the public were always low.
Stupid is .... Ted Cruz thinking it would be a good idea to pick a Twitter fight with Trevor Noah. https://t.co/Cp25T4Twt2— Vee (@Vee)1620517140.0
Calling 911 to report a murder... https://t.co/OwK6kMq7wb— KO (@KO)1620500198.0
I think both. #TedCruz #TedCruzisADisgrace https://t.co/kwWYMLCDUi— Charlie S (@Charlie S)1620498382.0
Noah predictably scooped up his fair share of accolades for the burn.
Trevor, you’re the man 🙌🏽💟 https://t.co/c4Gn74vF2h— Ruben Guaikan Estremera🏳️🌈 (@Ruben Guaikan Estremera🏳️🌈)1620498246.0
Trevor will always win this. https://t.co/emIBMgydPq— Kate Davenport Graham (@Kate Davenport Graham)1620525609.0
Solid 🔥🔥🔥🔥🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/eZ1sAKKTpI— The Hulfish Project (@The Hulfish Project)1620506363.0
The insults between these two public figures will likely continue, with Cruz likely coming out on the bottom of any exchange involving clever retorts.