If you're looking for a reason to cringe for about half a minute straight (and who isn't?), you're in luck. Because here's a grainy video from 1988 of 18-year-old high school senior Ted Cruz answering questions about his goals for the future. After a stupid joke about "aspirations" being "the sweat on [his] butt," he goes on to say he'd like to be in a "teen tit film" (sorry, a what?) before getting relatively serious and saying he'd like to, "Take over the world. World domination. You know, rule everything. Rich, powerful, that sort of stuff.”

Be sure to watch to the very end of the 47 second clip, when Cruz's father Rafael is asked, "Think Ted will rule the world someday?" to which he responds, "I hope not!"

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Yikes.