ICYMI — Ted Cruz Phone Conservation with “Donald Trump” Video


Last night on the “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Texas Senator Ted Cruz stopped by to talk about the 2016 GOP presidential race, front-runner Donald Trump, and his family. Earlier in the show, Cruz did a sketch with “Donald Trump,” played by Fallon of a phone conversation between him and Trump.

In the sketch, Cruz gets a phone call from “Trump”, who told his opponent he has been on the “‘Tonight Show’ many times” and to give him pointers before his appearance. Cruz said that it “was a very generous offer, and appreciate him for being a bigger man,” in which Fallon mimicked the hand attack once used against Trump by a former rival Marco Rubio. “Oh, I am the bigger man with the bigger hands,” Fallon said. “You can’t see me, but I am pointing at my Trump Tower.”

After Fallon began asking Cruz questions that the ‘Tonight Show’ host would ask him during the appearance. One question was asked in regards to how Cruz would win in Trump’s home state given that New Yorkers “are still mad at his quote of New Yorkers having “New York values” and what did he mean by that.”


“Look, Donald,” Cruz said. “I’m not going to pander to New Yorkers. I love New York City. It’s the greatest city in the world, with the best-looking audiences in the entire world. So when I said ‘New York values,’ I was merely trying to say ‘I value New York,’ except saying it backwards, like Yoda.”

Fallon continued to offer Cruz advice and asked Cruz to get a pen and paper to jot down what was being said. Cruz said, “Hold on, let me get my pen,” and instead poured a glass of whiskey. After, Fallon asked Cruz the last question on “why he should be the GOP nominee?”

In regards to lip-sync battle, Fallon told Cruz he has a perfect song for him to sing, as Rihanna’s “Work” song began to play.

“OK, Donald, I’m hanging up now,” Cruz said, ending the sketch.

Mona Salama

Mona Salama is a PolitiChicks political reporter based in New York City covering politics and NYPD. She reports broadly on the 2016 campaign trail from the road and at home. Prior to joining PolitiChicks, Mona started with Wayne Dupree's WAAR where she covered NY politics, 2014 mid-term elections, and the NYPD. In 2015, DC Gazette considers Mona as one of the 20 rising Conservative stars. She was cited as "generally one of the most stunning women in political commentary with a huge future ahead of her, we’re pretty sure Mona Salama will soon easily be the next Andrea Tantaros and a common conservative household name." Currently she is finishing her Masters, all while at the same time covering the 2016 Presidential race, in Public Policy at John Jay College in New York City. Mona can be followed on twitter at @MonaSalama_ and email: [email protected]

Related Articles

Back to top button

Please disable ad blocker.

We work hard to write our articles and provide you with the content you enjoy. The ads on the site allow us to continue our work while feeding our families. If you'd please whitelist our site in your ad blocker or remove your ad blocker altogether, we'd greatly appreciate it. Thank you!