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From late Monday night through much of Tuesday, one of the most discussed news stories online was Senator Ted Cruz's Twitter account having “liked” a tweet of a pornographic video from the account “@SexuallPosts.” On Tuesday's edition of “The Daily Show,” taped that afternoon, host Trevor Noah had one last bit of fun with the story.

“Yep, of course, Ted Cruz would search for porn by typing 'Sexual Posts,'” he said. “That is the most generic, lame way to search for pornography. What else does he search? 'Uncovered swimsuit areas. Reproduction showing the outside parts.'” He further joked that “Ted Cruz doesn’t even watch porn for the sex,” but more “strangers going over to somebody’s house.”

Noah went on to argue/joke that if Cruz himself watched the video and tapped “Like,” it wasn't a scandal, but that it probably wasn't him:

"Come on, people. It’s no big deal. Everyone watches porn. All right? It’s part of being a normal human being — which is exactly why we know Ted Cruz didn’t do it! He didn’t do it! He’s pretending to like porn as a way to blend in with the rest of the human species.

Nice try, Ted! Nice try! I know what this is! Yeah. Trying to seem relatable as your first move into the 2020 presidential run. We’re not buying it, Ted Cruz. You don’t watch porn. We know you got hacked. We know it, Ted. We know."

Setting aside for a moment that this was a comedy bit, Noah appears to be an outlier here in thinking that it was not Cruz who liked the video. Some, like Gizmodo's Matt Novak, have cited how the initial comment from Cruz's spokeswoman was a bit confusing:

As noted by Novak, as well as others who replied to Frazier's tweet, there was no “offensive tweet posted on @tedcruz['s] account” and nothing to report to Twitter Someone either accidentally tapped “like” while looking at the tweet or did so without knowing that “likes” are publicly viewable by default.

There were also widely shared jokes about the women in the video bearing a resemblance to Cruz's wife:

Cruz later conceded that it was someone with permission to use the account who liked the tweet, not a hacker:

That is, presumably, the end of this story.