Ask yourself: Would you trust a president who listed The Godfather III as one of his favorite movies?
Presidential hopeful Ted Cruz held nothing back during a CNN town hall on Wednesday night. Asked by Anderson Cooper to named one of his favorite movies, Ted Cruz went to his typical favorite, The Princess Bride, before making a radical pivot.
Cruz loves all the Godfather movies, including, yes, Godfather III.
Viewers were thankfully spared from Cruz's dramatic interpretations of The Princess Bride, a common and painful go-to for the senator. But the Godfather III revelations came as a painful shock to viewers in the audience and Anderson Cooper, who worried that Cruz might lack the taste necessary to be president of the free world.
Cooper responded by admitting that "nobody" loves all three.
Godfather III is widely regarded as a total flop by critics and fans alike.
While many questioned Cruz's political judgement, this may cost him serious coolness points.
After the gaffe, Cruz then proceeded to do his best Al Pacino impression, because ... Cruz.
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9 facts you should know about Ted Cruz:
9 Facts you should know about Ted Cruz
Ted Cruz's most controversial position yet: He loves 'Godfather III'
1) His legal name is Rafael Edward Cruz.
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2) His wife Heidi has worked at investment banking firm Goldman Sachs. The company told CNN Monday she will go on unpaid leave for the duration of his campaign. They met while they worked on George W. Bush's 2000 presidential campaign.
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3) He won his Senate seat in 2010 without ever having been elected to public office before. Prior to that he had been appointed to the office of the Solicitor General in Texas.
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4) He had a minor brush with the law in 1987 when he received a ticket for underage possession of alcohol as a senior in high school.
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5) He has two Ivy League degrees: an undergraduate degree from Princeton, and a law degree from Harvard.
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6) He has kept a painting of himself in his office -- a picture of him as a 32-year-old arguing a case before the Supreme Court.
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7) He played a significant role in the government shutdown of 2013, leading a chorus of Republicans who refused to vote for any plan that kept the federal government running that did not also defund Obamacare. Cruz spend nearly 24 straight hours defending his position, including at one point reading the Dr. Seuss classic "Green Eggs and Ham."
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8) His father (left) fled Cuba for the United States, worked in the oil industry and eventually became a pastor. He has made headlines for somewhat inflammatory statements, including telling an audience that President Obama should be sent "back to Kenya."
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9) He doesn't believe in climate change, an issue many Democrats have lampooned him for, in part because he leads the Senate's Space, Science, and Competitiveness Committee which oversees NASA. During a recent appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" Cruz said "Debates on this should follow science and should follow data. Many of the alarmists on global warming, they’ve got a problem because the science doesn’t back them up."