(Dallas Morning News) Jay Leno wasted no time Friday night confronting Sen. Ted Cruz with the unflattering image he’s developed in his short time in office.

“I’ve been reading a lot about you lately,” Leno said, welcoming the Texas tea partier to The Tonight Show set, “and they describe you as aggressive, arrogant and abrasive. Accurate?”

“I don’t know that you can believe everything you read,” Cruz, making his late-night debut, smiled. “You know, what I’m trying to do is do my job. And occasionally people don’t like that.”

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