This has not been a particularly good week for Texas Senator Ted Cruz.
First of all, the 2016 Presidential candidate has been trying to fend off charges from current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump that he may not even be qualified to run for President because he was born in Canada. Attempting to defend himself and assure the GOP primary electorate that he is indeed an American citizen, Cruz had this to say:
But that was just the beginning of Teddy Boy’s week from hell. He was also slammed by a former Harvard professor as not being nearly as smart as some of his contemporaries, namely President Obama and Chief Justice John Roberts.
Appearing on “The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell,” Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe was asked what the thought of Cruz’s legal argument that he is indeed a natural-born American citizen and therefore allowed to run for the highest office in the land. What kind of grade might Professor Tribe give Cruz for his response? Tribe remarked:
Well, I’d say incomplete at best.
Ouch! That’s gotta hurt.
But Tribe was far from finished with his comments on Cruz, noting that he had indeed been a professor to Cruz, Obama, and Roberts, adding:
He was my student. He was a very smart student. He got an A. President Obama was another student of mine and the chief justice was as well, at different times. They were at least as smart, I would say, even better.
Sounds to me like Cruz just got body slammed on national television. Take a look at what Professor Tribe said: Cruz was a good student. He even got an A in the class, which is very good for just about any course at Harvard Law School. But the President and the chief justice were even better than Cruz. Guess that tells us why Obama and Roberts have ascended to higher positions than Cruz.
I wish I could feel sorry for Ted Cruz in light of all he’s going through right now, but he’s such a jerk that I simply can’t.
You’re on your own, Teddy Boy.
Here’s a video of Laurence Tribe talking about all three of his former students:
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