Obama Jokes About Cruz’s Canadian Birth [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama cracked a joke about Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be president on Thursday during a state dinner for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Just minutes before the CNN Republican presidential primary debate was set to begin, Obama poked fun at the Texas senator over the question of whether he’s eligible to run since he was born in Canada to his American mother and Cuban father. The president remarked that Americans and Canadians shared the same ideal that β€œyou can make it if you try,” no matter the circumstances of where you come from. β€œAnd we see this in our current presidential campaign,” Obama said. β€œAfter all, where else could a boy born in Calgary grow up to run for president of the United States?”