Shortly after Obama’s state of the union address last night, Ted Cruz appeared on the Kelly File and mercilessly lambasted the president for omitting recent developments in Iran as well as terror attacks like the one in San Bernardino.

The FOX News Insider reports:

‘State of Denial’: Ted Cruz Bashes Obama’s State of the Union Address

President Obama’s final State of the Union address was more like “a state of denial,” Ted Cruz said on “The Kelly File” tonight.

The Republican presidential contender told Megyn Kelly that he’s not surprised that the president didn’t mention ten U.S. sailors held by Iran during his speech.

He said that the fact that Iran felt comfortable seizing U.S. sailors and ships goes to show the “incredible weakness” of Obama’s foreign policy.

“Bullies and tyrants across the world are not afraid of this president, don’t respect this president,” Cruz said. “And it’s made the world much, much more dangerous.”

Cruz added that as out of touch as Obama has been on the economy and jobs, he’s been even worse on national security.

Cruz and Kelly go on to discuss other topics like his love/hate relationship with Trump.

Here’s the video:

On a related note, David Brooks of the New York Times, who once said that Obama deserved credit for the neat crease in his pants, has decided that Cruz isn’t sufficiently Christian:

The Brutalism of Ted Cruz

Ted Cruz is now running strongly among evangelical voters, especially in Iowa. But in his career and public presentation Cruz is a stranger to most of what would generally be considered the Christian virtues: humility, mercy, compassion and grace. Cruz’s behavior in the Haley case is almost the dictionary definition of pharisaism: an overzealous application of the letter of the law in a way that violates the spirit of the law, as well as fairness and mercy.

Traditionally, candidates who have attracted strong evangelical support have in part emphasized the need to lend a helping hand to the economically stressed and the least fortunate among us. Such candidates include George W. Bush, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum.

But Cruz’s speeches are marked by what you might call pagan brutalism.

Reverend Jeremiah Wright couldn’t be reached for comment.

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