TALK about chutzpah.
Republican Texas senator Ted Cruz does just that, apparently – a little too much it seems.
Cruz’s frequent use of the famous Yiddish word has gotten to Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show in the US. Earlier this month, Noah’s show aired a compilation of clips of Cruz using the word in various contexts – from explaining its meaning to Fox News hosts to accusing US President Joe Biden of having too much of it.
Say “chutzpah” one more time, Ted.
Posted by The Daily Show on Friday, August 6, 2021
Noah even pulled in a clip of Jewish comedian Larry David at the end, telling Cruz, in words that are inappropriate to republish here, that it was enough already.
Cruz clearly got the message. The next day, he demonstrated an expanded knowledge of the Yiddish language, shooting back with a different, and dare we say, chutzpadik, Yiddish word:
Noah, Cruz said, is a “putz”.