In an old clip from Fox News that resurfaced this week, Ted Cruz appears to eat a bug that was crawling on his chin and went straight into his mouth. The internet immediately pounced and got “Toad Cruz” trending on Twitter. There’s only one problem with the video – it was completely fake. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins explains what happened.

Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at He is the co-host / guest host for Ring of Fire Radio. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced