A recently uploaded video shows Sen. Ted Cruz, a leading Republican presidential candidate, as a teenage high school student talking about his life goals — among them “world domination.”
The video was posted online Saturday by a YouTube account called “Young Ted Cruz.” It’s the only video on the account.
Off-camera, someone asks Cruz, then a student at Second Baptist High School in 1988, what are his aspirations.
“Aspirations! Is that like sweat on my butt?” Cruz said. “Oh, I see — what I want to do in life. My aspiration is to, oh, I don’t know … be in a teen kid film.”
Then comes the good stuff.
“Well, other than that? Uh, take over the world,” he says. “World domination. You know: rule everything, rich, powerful, that sorta stuff.”
The Cruz campaign acknowledged the video Monday morning saying the comments were all in good fun.
“Good to see that young Ted also had a great sense of humor,” said Cruz campaign adviser Rick Tyler.