Ted Cruz has dreamed big since he was young.
An old high school pal of the Texas senator and presidential hopeful recently exposed a home movie-style video showing a lanky 18-year-old Cruz outlining his rather disturbing and troublesome dreams and life goals.
The footage, posted recently on a YouTube channel called Young Ted Cruz, proves the Republican presidential candidate was as insufferable and conceited during his teen years as he appears today.
“Well my aspiration is to, uh, oh I don’t know, be in a teen t-- film like that guy who played Horatio. You know he was in Malibu Bikini Beach Shop,” Cruz initially answered when asked about his aspirations.
However, as it turned out, the future senator had ambitions that went beyond starring in a beach film.
“Well, other than that,” Cruz added sarcastically. “Take over the world, world domination, you know, rule everything. Rich, powerful, that sort of stuff."
In other words, all the things you wouldn't want in a future president.
The footage was recorded in 1988, according to the video's description, when the teenager was attending Second Baptist School in Houston. Its original source is still unknown.
With Iowa caucuses just a few days away, Ted Cruz has managed to become a lead contender alongside Republican presidential frontrunner and business mogul Donald Trump.
This is not the first time a classmate of Cruz has come forward with a story about Cruz's attitude.
In 2013, the senator’s former roommate at Princeton, Craig Mazin, spoke out about his negative experiences with the future politician.
“And, you know, I want to be clear, because Ted Cruz is a nightmare of a human being,” Mazin explained. “I have plenty of problems with his politics, but truthfully his personality is so awful that 99 percent of why I hate him is just his personality. If he agreed with me on every issue, I would hate him only 1 percent less.”
Perhaps these tweets would help put things into a perspective.
My freshman year college roommate Ted Cruz is going to be elected Senator. In case I hadn't made it clear, he's also a huge asshole.— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) October 26, 2012
Oh great. Ted Cruz is filibustering. Now the entire nation can experience my noxious freshman year dorm room experience. #havefuneveryone— Craig Mazin (@clmazin) September 24, 2013