Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is having some fun with the attention he’s getting concerning his citizenship.
Cruz appeared at a tech event at the National Instruments Co. building in Austin, Texas, on Thursday. As the press was ushered out of the room at the beginning of the event Cruz said “I promise that while y’all are out I’ll try not to give any like really juicy piece of crazy news.”
“I am secretly a citizen of Ethiopia,” Cruz added, according to The Houston Chronicle.
Cruz released his birth certificate last week to extinguish concerns that he is not an American citizen and therefore ineligible to run for president. Cruz was born in Canada to an American mother, making him a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. On Monday Cruz said he would renounce his Canadian citizenship.