Larry Wilmore Figured Out Why Heidi Cruz Compared Her Husband’s Campaign to Slavery


It’s not often that candidates — or their spouses, for that matter — make headlines after dropping out of the Presidential race. But on Wednesday, Heidi Cruz, the wife of Texas Senator and former GOP candidate Ted Cruz, did exactly that by likening he husband’s campaign struggles to slavery.

“God does not work in four-year segments,” Heidi Cruz told the campaign’s National Prayer Team in a conference call.

She then continued, “Be full of faith and so full of joy that this team was chosen to fight a long battle. Think that slavery — it took 25 years to defeat slavery. That is a lot longer than four years.”

And on Wednesday night’s Nightly Show, host Larry Wilmore was initially perturbed by the strange comparison from Cruz. “OK, hold on,” Wilmore began. “You’re comparing your fight to win the Presidency with the fight to abolish slavery? I don’t recall anyone bringing Ted Cruz over on a boat and then selling him on a stump.”

“I thought Heidi Cruz was smarter than this,” the comedian continued in his desk bit. “Can we pull up WebMD? I’m a little curious about something.” Wilmore than “entered” Heidi Cruz’s symptoms into the system to reveal the root cause of her affliction. You need to watch the above bit from Comedy Central to see what Wilmore uncovered, but if the symptoms are poor judgment, memory loss, and “sudden unexplained use of inaccurate and highly offensive slavery metaphors,” what would your best guess be?

J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) is an editorial producer and columnist at Mediaite.
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