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Ted Cruz Gets Blunt Reminder From Anderson Cooper Over ‘Emasculated' Military Claim

“When somebody doesn’t serve, I don’t know that it’s a great idea to be attacking people who did serve," the CNN anchor said of the Texas Republican.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) faced backlash this week with a tweet promoting Russia’s military over what he described as America’s “woke, emasculated” armed forces.

On Friday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper reminded viewers that Cruz never served in the Army — despite once claiming in an interview to have “considered it a number of times” during college.

“I bet he does wish he served, because it would be better for him politically now,” Cooper said.

“When somebody doesn’t serve, I don’t know that it’s a great idea to be attacking people who did serve,” the anchor added.

Retired Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling agreed.

“When I hear someone [who] says, ‘I really would have liked to join the Army,’ ... you know that’s a tell that they really didn’t even think about it,” he told Cooper.

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