Ted Cruz At 18: Dreams Of 'World Domination,' Being In A 'Teen T-t Film'

  • by: Alan Duke

Ted Cruz had big dreams when he was teenager, according to a video of the Republican presidential candidate recorded when he was about 18.

Cruz, who appears to be standing in front of the fountain at his church in Houston, Texas, in 1988 when he is asked about his "aspirations."

"Aspirations? Is that like sweat on my butt?" Cruz said.

"What I want to do in life? Well, my aspiration is to, uh, oh, I don't know, be in a teen t-t film like that guy who played Horatio. You know he was in 'Malibu Bikini Beach Shop.' Well, other than that, uh, take over the world, world domination. You know, rule everything, rich, powerful, that sort of stuff."


  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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