If you think his claim is amusing, you're not alone.
Texas film director Richard Linklater, who directed "Bad News Bears," has partnered with an anti-Cruz super PAC and created a winning ad, featuring Texas actor Sonny Carl Davis who appeared in his 2011 film, "Bernie."
The anti-Cruz ad is going viral, with over 160,000 views on YouTube in the past 24 hours – 30,000 of those in the last hour alone. It's been featured on cable news shows as well.
"I mean, come on, if somebody called my wife a 'dog,' and said my daddy was in on the Kennedy assassination, I wouldn't be kissing their ass," Davis says in the 30-second spot. "You stick a finger in their chest and give them a few choice words — or you drag their ass out by the woodshed and kick their ass, Ted."
"C'mon," Davis mocks, "Ted."
Cruz is running neck and neck against Democratic Rep. Beto O'Rourke, in a deep red state Trump won by 9 points.
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