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Late-Night Hosts Couldn’t Resist Mercilessly Joking About Ted Cruz’s Twitter Account Liking Porn

Yesterday’s second biggest tech story was Apple’s introduction of the iPhone X. The first was that Ted Cruz — or, at the very least, Ted Cruz’s verified Twitter account — liked a porn video posted by the account @SexuallPosts that depicted a woman arriving home to see a couple of home invaders having sex on her couch (you can probably guess what happened next). Cruz’s account favorited the video early Tuesday morning, and by Tuesday night, late-night hosts already had their jokes ready. While Cruz said many staffers have access to his account and blamed a “staffing issue,” calling the “like” a mistake, the men of late night still had a field day with the fave. Here’s a selection of some of their best work.

Seth Meyers: “‘Ew, gross,’ said the porn stars after hearing that Ted Cruz watched them.”

Jimmy Kimmel: “Ted Cruz is the guy who famously supported a law banning sex toys, so he’s a lot of fun.”

Trevor Noah: “Everyone watches porn, all right? It’s part of being a normal human being, which is exactly why we know Ted Cruz didn’t do it.”

Jimmy Fallon: “Some are wondering if Cruz is going to hire a PR team to beat the scandal, but Cruz says he plans to beat it alone.”

The Best Late-Night Jokes About Ted Cruz Liking Twitter Porn