Yeah it is nuts. But look at what Ted Said.
“He’s a man for whom a term was coined for copulating with a rodent,” Cruz said. “Well let me be clear, Mr. Trump may be a rat but I have no desire to copulate with him.That kind of says that he prefers other rats.
Uh. Ted. May I give you some unsolicited advice? You should think through your "extemporaneous" expressions before you make them. Lest they be misinterpreted.