Though the senator has since become one of Trump's staunchest defenders, the president nonetheless staged a massive rally in Houston just two weeks before Election Day to ensure his conservative base wouldn't abandon Cruz. At one point, while interviewing some Cruz supporters, Triumph takes the Zodiac joke to an unexpected place. So with Conan on hiatus this week, Stephen Colbert "borrowed" Triumph the Insult Comic Dog to send down to the lone star state to gauge the vibes at Beto and Cruz rallies.
Triumph replied with a burn that might've left a scar.
Triumph even talked to O'Rourke himself, joking "does it concern you that half your fans think they can vote via Instagram?"
Rep. Beto O'Rourke, the Democrat looking to unseat Texas Republican Sen.
"Which do you think was harder for Ted to forgive?"
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In 2016, Cruz ran for president in a crowded GOP primary. "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". "See, because he's a reptile".
"Texas came together behind a common-sense agenda of low taxes, low regulation and lots and lots of jobs", Cruz told supporters at an election night watch party in Houston.
"I'm going to coach you", Triumph told voters. "See, because he's a disgusting fish monster". O'Rourke supported various progressive initiatives, including the implementation of universal health care and looser immigration laws.
"I just want to say to Triumph, my advice is walk away", Cruz quipped. I'm not overwhelming scientific evidence of global warming!" and "Ted, quick question! "[It was about] securing the border and keeping our communities safe, defending the Constitution and the Bill of Rights". Triumph asks when he finally has a brief audience with Cruz.
The best moment of all arguably comes near the end with a final exchange between Cruz and Triumph. "I am so f-cking proud of you guys", to cheers from the crowd. "Just like Trump did to you". Ted Cruz now lives inside of a burn ward.