Ted Cruz Hits Back Hard After Jimmy Kimmel Said Ted’s Going To Hell

Ted Cruz has a long-running and somewhat good-natured feud with Jimmy Kimmel that Jimmy milked for a few laughs last night on his show.

I say somewhat good-natured because Ted’s response was classy while Jimmy’s bit was just another mean-spirited attack on Ted Cruz.

From The Daily Wire: On Tuesday night, Jimmy Kimmel presented a skit in which he conversed with God (played by Billy Crystal) and Satan (played by Dave Grohl) to decide whether Ted Cruz should go to Hell.

Ultimately, Crystal and Grohl played “rock, paper, scissors” to determine Cruz’s fate, as neither of them wanted him, and Crystal issued some insults directed at Cruz.

The screen behind Kimmel then showed Crystal as God, prompting a conversation. After some bantering back and forth about Chicago not being the capital of Illinois, Kimmel asked Crystal if he wanted the statue removed from the building.

Crystal replied, “Removed? No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. I’m fine with it. Me and Satan, we’re cool.”

Kimmel asked, “What do you mean, you and Satan are cool?”

Crystal: “We made up.” Crystal then called Grohl, dressed as Satan, to join him. Crystal said he and Satan occasionally had brunch together, prompting Grohl to remark, ”And then we figure out who goes where.”

Crystal: “Yeah, yeah. That’s our big game. Who goes where.” He turned to Grohl, saying, “So, uh, which one of us is gonna get Ted Cruz?” They both made faces; Grohl suggested, “Rock, paper, scissors?” Crystal won, then chortled, “Rock, paper, scissors; he’s all yours!” Grohl countered, “Wait, you won! He’s all yours!”

Crystal: ”No, no, I don’t want him.” Turning to Kimmel, he continued, “Jimmy, that face? For eternity? Ew.” Grohl, protesting. “I don’t want him either! I don’t want him either!” Crystal: “Tough luck, buddy, I won!”

Cruz fired back on Twitter, writing, “Really getting into the Christmas spirit, Jimmy Kimmel just aired a skit with ‘God & Satan’ arguing and eventually deciding that I should go to Hell. It’s almost as if Jimmy’s feelings are still hurt that I kicked his ass at hoops.

From Breitbart: Cruz is, of course, talking about the charity hoops matchup that he and the late-night TV host played in June where Cruz beat Kimmel 11 to 9.

A segment on Jimmy Kimmel Live! sparked the game when the late-night host made fun of Cruz for appearing at a Rockets playoff game with a “super cool T-shirt over the polo look.”

That jab prompted Cruz to issue a challenge to Kimmel, demanding that they “settle this man-to-man” on the basketball court.