The 'Bad Lip Reading' of Ted Cruz's RNC Speech Is Here & It's Hilarious

At this point, it's probably more than safe to say that few -- if any -- American presidential elections have needed as much comedic relief quite as the current race to the White House. And while the nation's greatest jokesters and satirists have mercifully stepped up to the task, we're gonna need a helluva lot more laughs to make it through November 8th. 

Thankfully, the brilliant folks over at the popular "Bad Lip Reading" YouTube channel have returned with another hilarious take on the 2016 presidential election: Sen. Ted Cruz's speech at the Republican National Convention last week in Cleveland. In the speech, Cruz basically refuses to endorse the party's nominee, Donald Trump, by urging Republicans to “vote your conscience” this fall. Unsurprisingly, the "Bad Lip Reading" version of his remarks reveal how he really feels about the billionaire. 

With lines like "What bothers me the most is the hair puppets" and "Oh hey, someone's giving me the hair eyeball" and "That guy needs a turd martini," the clip will probably make you laugh regardless of your politics. And with the Democratic National Convention already off to a rocky start on Monday, it could just be exactly what you need right now.

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Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and will probably watch this at least a dozen more times. Send news tips to and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.