The exchange came after Kimmel asked him who he liked more—President Obama or Donald Trump.
Cruz responded by referencing an earlier segment of April Fools pranks where a picture of Donald Trump is put in front of the backup camera of someone’s car so a person would mistakenly think they were about to hit Trump when they reversed.
“Look, I dislike Obama’s policies more, but Donald is a unique individual,” Cruz said.
“I will say, I was watching the early part of the show, and if I were in my car getting ready to reverse and saw Donald in the backup camera, I’m not confident which pedal I’d push,” Cruz said laughing.
Cruz is set to face off next against Donald Trump in the Wisconsin primary on April 5.