Ted Cruz, GOP presidential hopeful, scares the crap out of babies

How did I miss this?

Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) joked Tuesday morning about the intense coverage of his “your world is on fire” comments, saying overblown stories painted him as a “Freddy Krueger” who made a little girl cry.

Mr. Cruz, who is considering a presidential run, gave a talk in New Hampshire over the weekend in which he called President Barack Obama‘s health-care law a train wreck and said that the “Obama-Clinton foreign policy” leads from behind. “The whole world is on fire,” he said.

A little girl in the audience interjected: “The world is on fire?”

Mr. Cruz responded: “The world is on fire, yes. Your world is on fire. But you know what? Your mommy is here and everyone is here to make sure that the world you grow up in is even better.”

On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Tuesday, Mr. Cruz said he spoke to the girl’s mom on Monday, who was “dismayed” by all the attention the story was getting. “And I’ll tell you, it was funny because Julia, the little 3-year-old, she was in the background and her mommy said, ‘Ted Cruz is on the phone! Who’s Ted Cruz?’ And Julia at the top of her voice said, ‘The fireman!’ “

Keep it classy, Fox News minions. Looks like it’s not enough to scare old people. Let’s go across generations.

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