Did Sen. Ted Cruz recently come out in favor of President Obama?

The Republican presidential hopeful took a bold stance Sunday and actually offered some rare words of praise for the president.

"I admire that he's a true believer," Cruz said on NBC's Meet the Press.

"There are some people in the grassroots who ascribe bad motives to him, and I will often dispute that. I think he believes in all of his heart in his principles. I think he fights for them, relentlessly, and if I were a leftist, I would love Barack Obama."

It is unknown whether the presidential hopeful will be officially changing his political orientation in the near future.