Ted Cruz Has 'Phone Call' With Donald Trump During 'Tonight Show' Skit

The GOP presidential hopeful showed off his comedic chops on "The Tonight Show."

April 14, 2016, 8:57 PM

— -- Ted Cruz will appear on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" Thursday night, and the GOP presidential hopeful shows off his comedic chops and joins Fallon in a skit that pokes fun at Donald Trump.

In the skit, Trump (played by Fallon) calls Cruz to discuss Thursday's Democratic debate, and to give the Texas Senator his "Tonight Show" pre-interview.

The skit begins with Trump calling Cruz, and saying, “Congratulations you’ve just been called by Donald Trump."

"Hello, Donald, what a pleasant surprise,” Cruz says.

Cruz jokes that he is watching "Princess Bride" -- a favorite movie of his -- for the "843rd time."

Trump proceeds to blast Hillary Clinton’s debate performance saying she is flip-flopping on trade, going back-and-forth, like she did with a MetroCard on the New York subway earlier this month.

Cruz says, “Alright, Donald. I’m gonna hang up now.”

Then Trump offers to give Cruz a pre-interview to help him prepare for his "Tonight Show" appearance.

“That’s a very generous offer, Donald. I appreciate you being the bigger man,” Cruz said.

Trump jokes, "Oh I’m the bigger man with the bigger hands." And then pointing below the waist, adds, "And the bigger....You can’t see me but I am pointing at my Trump Tower.”

Cruz responds, "I’m really glad not to be on FaceTime right now.”

Trump then asks Cruz about his win in Colorado, his immigration stance and his controversial remarks about "New York Values."

“Look, Donald, I’m not going to pander to New Yorkers," Cruz said. "I love New York City. It is the greatest city in the world with the best looking audiences in the world, so when I said 'New York Values,' I was merely trying to say that I value New York -- except I was saying it backwards the way Yoda would say it."

Trump -- still played by a wig-wearing Fallon -- responds: "I love Yoda -- I watch her every morning with Kathie Lee [Gifford]," says Trump, mixing up the names of the "Stars Wars" character with Gifford's "Today" show co-host Hoda Kotb.

Cruz jokes, "And they love ‘whining' almost as much as you do Donald."

Trump then takes a jab at Cruz about his Canadian birth and says Cruz won Colorado because voters were high when they voted.

"I think the people of Colorado did vote but they were so high they completely forgot and let’s face it, anyone that high basically voted for me so basically I won Colorado,” says the fictitious Trump.

When the two talk immigration, Trump shouts “WALL” throughout Cruz outlining his immigration stance.

When Trump asks Cruz if he has a pen to take down some notes for his time in New York, Cruz says “Hold on, let me get my pen.” The Texas senator then pours himself a glass of dark liquor and begins sipping from the glass.

Trump asks Cruz one more question: “Why do you think you should be the GOP nominee?"

Cruz says, "I firmly believe that I unified the GOP."

The fictional Trump says: “So have I. It just so happens I unified them against me. But I still unified them"

The skit ends with Cruz hanging up the phone as Trump plays Rihanna and Drake’s song “Work.” Says Trump: “I’ll FaceTime you.”

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