A Ted Cruz presidency would be a bitter pill for Peter King to swallow.

“I hate Ted Cruz,” the Long Island congressman said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I’ll take cyanide if he ever got the nomination.”

King, who voted for John Kasich in Tuesday’s New York Republican presidential primary, previously claimed that New Yorkers who support Cruz should “have their head examined.”

Cruz, a Texas senator, in January criticized front-runner Donald Trump’s “New York values” — a statement that offended residents and political leaders.

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