Ted Cruz cooked bacon with a machine gun because #2016

This actually looks… delicious?

Welcome to American politics in 2016.

When you’re trying to compete with Donald Trump for voters’ attention, you need to up the ante. For Sen. Ted Cruz, a Republican presidential candidate from Texas, that means one thing: More guns and pork products.

“In Texas, we cook bacon a little differently than most folks,” Cruz tweeted in introducing the following video.

Having watched the video six or seven times, we have to agree. This is… a little different.

As the Constitution makes clear, the right of the people to eat bacon shall not be infringed.

Screengrab via IJReview/YouTube

Eric Geller

Eric Geller

Eric Geller is a politics reporter who focuses on cybersecurity, surveillance, encryption, and privacy. A former staff writer at the Daily Dot, Geller joined Politico in June 2016, where he's focused on policymaking at the White House, the Justice Department, the State Department, and the Commerce Department.