During his 2016 Election special on Hulu, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog got close to Ted Cruz , but he wasn’t able to score an interview with the Texas senator. That changed on the eve of the 2018 midterms when the infamous hand puppet finally got his chance to confront the Republican.

As Stephen Colbert explained Monday night, with Conan O’Brien off this week, he was “kind enough to lend” his field correspondent to The Daily Show. Not only did Triumph, as played by Colbert’s old colleague Robert Smigel from The Dana Carvey Show, come face-to-face with Cruz, he also met up with his wildly popular Democratic opponent Beto O’Rourke.

“I love the way you are anybody but Ted Cruz,” Triumph told O’Rourke before skewering his enthusiastic millennial base for thinking they can “vote through Instagram.” He asked, “What does Ted Cruz have that you don’t have, besides the ability to regenerate his tail?” making the Democrat laugh and shake his head.

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Author: By (Matt Wilstein)