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He “doesn’t understand Why people like freedom”: Ted Cruz Wrangle Over 2020 US Census with Trevor Noah

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Manish Saini
Manish works as a Journalist and writer at Revyuh.com. He has studied Political Science and graduated from Delhi University. He is a Political engineer, fascinated by politics, and traditional businesses. He is also attached to many NGO's in the country and helping poor children to get the basic education. Email: Manish (at) revyuh (dot) com

The US Census Bureau informed on Monday that, over the past decade, the country’s population has flourished at a mere 7.4% – the slowest moving rate since the 1930s.

For this reason, seven US states, including California and New York, will lose one seat in the United States House of Representatives.

Trevor Noah with his “The Daily Show,” captured the attention of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) with his remarks on New York narrowly losing a congressional seat. According to the 2020 Census, the state was just short of 89 to reach the threshold to retain its 27 

“You’re telling me that if just 89 more New Yorkers had filled out their census, the state wouldn’t have lost a House seat?” the South Africa-born comedian said during a segment. 

Cruz state was approved two additional seats in the US House, argued on Twitter that folks are moving to Texas because that is “where the jobs are.”

The Rep. senator also emphasized Noah “doesn’t understand why people like freedom,” which riled up a number of folks online and played a role in both men going viral on Wednesday. 

“The Daily Show’s” official Twitter account posted a swift response to Cruz, detailing the moment when the Republican senator was spotted traveling to a resort in Cancún, Mexico, while Texas was enduring extreme low temperatures and widespread power outages.

At the time, Cruz claimed he was being a “good dad” by taking his daughters on vacation. The senator ultimately booked a flight back to the states amid the controversy. 

“Not sure I’d be using the words ‘fleeing’ and ‘Texas’ in the same sentence, Senator Cancun,” tweeted “The Daily Show.” 

“I wear your scorn with pride,” Cruz clapped back. “I remember when the Daily Show was funny.” 

The back-and-forth came to an end after “The Daily Show” issued a final jab, claiming the senator was more engaged with the program “than he ever did when Trump called his wife ugly.” 

Indeed, former US President Donald Trump did bash Cruz’s wife, Heidi, on multiple occasions and even retweeted a side-by-side photo comparison of her and former First Lady Melania Trump. 

It’s worth noting that Cruz did defend his wife – but the Republican senator also received backlash after he eventually endorsed Trump’s campaign. 

“Donald, real men don’t attack women. Your wife is lovely, and Heidi is the love of my life,” Cruz tweeted in 2016, responding to Trump’s side-by-side picture. 

Image Credit: Getty

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