Fox News Head Compares Ted Cruz to One of America’s Worst Presidents

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during the 2015 Alfred K. Whitehead Legislative Conference and Presidential Forum March 10, 2015 in Washington, DC.
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The Hollywood Reporter talked to Roger Ailes for its May issue, and the Fox News president discussed many topics, including Hillary Clinton, the liberal mango, Jon Stewart, and enjoying his public persona. When asked whether he thinks Ted Cruz could win the Republican presidential nomination next year, he said, “Listen, we elected Warren G. Harding,” insulting the Texas senator’s chances and voters in one spare sentence. Harding is regularly rated as one of the worst — or at least one of the most forgettable — presidents in American history. The 74-year-old Ailes also noted that he had no interest in running for office after his time at Fox is done. “Every night is a fundraiser. It’s sort of empty.”