Beyoncé endorses Beto O’Rourke in Instagram posts hours before polls close

Glen Norman
November 7, 2018

Triumph asks someone in the crowd at a Cruz rally.

Once he made it to Texas, Triumph started out by talking to the O'Rourke camp. Ted Cruz and his Democratic rival, Rep. Instead of tacking to the center on key issues like gun control, immigration, abortion, and health care, O'Rourke ran on a platform that was more or less indistinguishable from that of Bernie Sanders. At one point, while interviewing some Cruz supporters, Triumph takes the Zodiac joke to an unexpected place.

From there, Triumph heads to a Ted Cruz rally, which he calls a "Duck Dynasty cosplay convention".

Even that was a shock for Cruz, who won 10-plus contests during the 2016 Republican presidential primary and has always been considered the most powerful and popular conservative in a state full of them.

'Does it concern you that half your base thinks they can vote through Instagram?', Triumph asks, drawing a laugh out of the Democrat.

"What do you have that Ted Cruz doesn't have?"

Even supporters of O'Rourke who expected to see their candidate defeated believed his movement would be a seminal moment in American politics.

'I love the way you are anybody but Ted Cruz, ' Triumph, as played by Colbert's former colleague Robert Smigel, told O'Rourke during their interview. "The Trump administration, and by extension the (Texas Gov. Greg) Abbott administration, have done quite enough to intimidate voters without staging military rehearsals on Election Day". "Is that covered under the GOP healthcare plan?" "I'm not 'overwhelming scientific evidence of global warming'". "Just remember", Cruz cautioned Triumph.

Carrey wasn't finished in the back and forth, taking one last shot at Cruz by dragging Donald Trump into the situation. Triumph jokingly suggests that voters of color should "act more white" by dropping The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel into conversation, and mentioning Ed Sheeran as much as possible.

Finally, Triumph got to harass Cruz up close, and Cruz tried to own the dog. "Just like Trump did to you".

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