Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel doesn’t hesitate to poke fun at Senator Ted Cruz at any opportunity he gets during his show.

And let’s be real, there’s plenty of material to work with.

But now, it seems that Kimmel may have struck a nerve because Cruz fired up Twitter to angrily retaliate.

On Monday night, Kimmel made jokes about him in his monologue after Cruz shared a Russian army recruitment ad and then dismissed the United States military as “emasculated” and “woke.”

“Ted Cruz, who four years ago took permanent residence up the ass of a man who beat him in every election by calling his wife ugly and slandering his elderly father, says this is emasculating,” Kimmel said.

He then goes on to say that Cruz is not human. “He is a moist, gelatinous tubeworm whose elastic-band pants are filled with an inky discharge every time he speaks.”

Kimmel often compares Cruz to a blobfish and even names their 2018 one-one basketball match “The Blobfish Basketball Classic.”

Yikes.

As a result, Cruz tweeted out a reference to that basketball match, saying he kicked his ass and called him a “punk”. He also suggested they settle the matter on the court again. (Cruz did beat Kimmel in the game.)

People on Twitter were quick to comment, believing he wants to be like Trump to poking fun at him for flying to Cancun when Texas needed assistance after the snowstorm.

Kimmel didn’t seem to fully accept Cruz’s challenge - and poked more fun.

The basketball game between Cruz and Kimmel was supposed to go to 15 points, but it was wrapped up with a score of 11-9.

The loser of the game was supposed to donate $5,000 to a charity of their own. However, Kimmel donated $10,000 to two charities: Generation One in Houston. Texas and Texas Children’s Hospital.

Cruz also followed suit.

At the end of the game, Kimmel told Cruz that he was a good sport but still thinks he’s “a terrible senator.”

And with that, the saga of Cruz and Kimmel continues. Hopefully, we get to see another basketball re-match soon.

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