Video emerges of 18-year-old Ted Cruz joking about world domination

Young Ted Cruz Jokes About World Domination in High School Video
Young Ted Cruz Jokes About World Domination in High School Video

A 1988 video has resurfaced showing Ted Cruz when he was a high school student.

The interviewer asked about his aspirations, to which the 18-year-old Cruz replied, "Aspirations? Is that like sweat on my butt?"

Apparently young Cruz was quite the comedian. He followed that up by adding, "No, no, oh, I see — what you want me to do, what I want to do in life ... Take over the world. World domination. You know, rule everything. Rich, powerful, that sort of stuff."

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The person who uploaded the video said it was provided by one of Cruz's former high school classmates.

The release comes days before the Iowa caucuses. Polls show Cruz is a top GOP contender, alongside Donald Trump.

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Former classmates have come back to cause trouble for Cruz before. Some who knew him at Princeton told The Daily Beast he was "abrasive," "intense," "strident," "crank," "arrogant" and "creepy."

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As for this latest video, Cruz doesn't seem too concerned. His campaign manager told Politico, "Good to see he's always had a great sense of humor."

See the full video below:

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