Fox News’ “The Five” co-host Greg Gutfeld on Monday evening could not help but crack a birther joke about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who just announced his run for president in 2016.
“Aren’t we tired of having a president who wasn’t born here?” Gutfeld asked, referencing Cruz’s Canadian birthplace and those that believe President Obama was born in Kenya.
“I mean, Cruz was born in Canada. He renounced citizenship in 2013,” Gutfeld continued. “You know he lost the Canada vote in this election. They’re not going to come out and vote for him.”
After working in his joke, Gutfeld circled back to discuss whether Cruz really wants to be president.
“The only person who didn’t know Ted Cruz was running was Ted Cruz. We’ve known about this. He has been running for years. The problem I have is, is he running for himself or is he running for the country?” Gutfeld asked. “Republicans have had their fill of attention-seeking vessels who are looking for a talk show or looking for something else. The problem with the Republican candidates is that we want vision, and they want television.”
Co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle jumped in to ask Gutfeld if he thinks Cruz wants a “contributorship.”
“I think that’s the case,” Gutfeld responded.