This embarrassing video of Ted Cruz trying to keep his cool while directing his family through a campaign video is so good it hurts.
The video proves what everyone already knew. These campaign shoots are completely inauthentic.
Thankfully we have raw footage of the countless takes that didn’t make it into Cruz’s campaign ad.
Every hug, prayer, and I love you is very poorly staged.
At one point, the camera catches Cruz’s mother’s awesome reaction to her son telling an obvious lie.
Cruz told the interviewer that his mother would often times pray for him for hours on end.
Mom’s face said, “Yea f*cking right, I do.”
According to Vice:
“This four-and-a-half minute gem is a long look into the sad, dark heart of the average political campaign ad, exposing the humiliation presidential candidates put themselves and their poor, exasperated families through in their bids for the highest office in the land.”
Watch the delightfully sad video below courtesy of CNN via YouTube: