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Ted Cruz Shows Off His New, Totally Real Winston Churchill Tattoo

Happy April Fool's Day, from Congress.


Sen. Ted Cruz on Fox News on April Fool's Day.(Screen Grab from Fox News)

The worst day of the year has arrived. On April Fool's Day, everyone thinks he's a clown. And that, of course, includes politicians.

Take this clip of Ted Cruz on Fox and Friends today, when he showed off a fake Winston Churchill tattoo. Yes, the senator from Texas woke up and took the time to put a fake tattoo of a 20th-century British prime minister on his bicep.

Ted Cruz's New Tattoo


"I'm proud to stand with Winston Churchill. I'm proud to stand, and I've got to say my wife was fairly astonished," Cruz said as he rolled up his sleeve to show off a portrait of Churchill with cigar in mouth.

The hosts asked if it was real. "If you look at the calendar, it might suggest something about what you're seeing," Cruz said. Get it! It's April Fool's! Ha ha ha!

"Senator Ted Cruz, who is tattooed today, but get him before he showers next time," host Steve Doocy said.


The joke plays off posters that popped up in LA showing a tattooed Ted Cruz. The Republican happened to be in California to attend the annual Winston Churchill Dinner at the Claremont Institute when he spotted one and tweeted a photo, writing, "Saw this, but noticed an error. So I wanted to make one thing clear: I don't smoke cigarettes."

But it need not be April Fool's for Cruz to have some fun with the former British leader. Cruz tried out his best Churchill impersonation during that LA dinner.



Who ever thought a Churchill gag would have such longevity?

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