Samantha Bee Reveals Why Ted Cruz Is Her Perfect Desert Island Companion

"It's important to have an enemy in life."

Samantha Bee’s choice of desert island companion may surprise you.

When a viewer asked the “Full Frontal” host which of the Republican presidential candidates she’d most like to be stranded with, Bee chose Sen. /"}}">Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

Yes, that’s the same Cruz that Bee has repeatedly taken down on her show over the past few months. See examples one, two and three here.

But Bee did have a rational explanation for her choice, which she shared in the “Letters to Sam” segment posted online Thursday. Check it out in the clip above, and get a bonus insight into her first encounter with former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.