Ted Cruz makes bizarre statement about rat sex

In Politics by Stefan Sirucek / March 25, 2016

Ted Cruz spoke in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on Friday and addressed the sex scandal rumors raised by a National Enquirer story, claiming he had had five extramarital affairs.

The Texas senator vehemently denied the allegations, calling the story “garbage,” “complete and utter lies,” and “a tabloid smear” from “Donald Trump and his henchmen.”

But then Cruz made a singularly odd statement: Speaking about Trump advisor Roger Stone, who was cited as a source in the National Enquirer story, Cruz said, “He’s a man for whom a term was coined for copulating with a rodent.”

Then he said this:

“Well let me be clear: Donald Trump may be a rat, but I have no desire to copulate with him.”

“But”?

Why Cruz is commenting, unprompted, on whether he’d have sex with Trump at all is a mystery, but put that aside for a moment and focus on exactly what he said. That is a fascinating use of the word “but,” because it implies that Cruz doesn’t want to have sex with Trump even though he is a rat. The “but” implies that being a rat is a sexual selling point for Cruz, but still not enough to convince him to jump into bed with Trump.

This has all taken a very strange turn.

What a time to be alive.

[h/t @Betsy_Klein]