There are 462 days left until the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and we’re already in the candidates-using-deadly-weapons-to-cook-breakfast-food phase of the campaign. Seems a little early in the cycle this time, doesn’t it?
Recalling that time that Michael Dukakis whipped up a frittata with a bazooka in ’88*, as well as Dwight Eisenhower’s signature preparation of bayonet-sliced hasbrowns**, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas demonstrated a creative, culinary use of firepower in a video for website IJReview, uploaded to YouTube on Monday.
Watch the presidential candidate cook bacon using the muzzle of a gun below. Spoiler: He eats the bacon.
Though the title of the video touts Cruz’s creative kitchen utensil as a machine gun, Mashable points out that it is actually a semi-automatic.
Cruz is no stranger to viral videos. In June, the senator performed his best impressions of characters from “The Simpsons” for BuzzFeed.
*This did not happen.
**This did not happen either, but seems slightly more realistic.