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Rep. Dan Crenshaw schooled Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin in a scathing Twitter thread targeting her criticism of President Donald Trump.

The Texas Republican unloaded on Rubin for her Washington Post editorial in which she accused Trump of costing American lives and money in his mishandling of the coronavirus pandemic.

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“STOP. REWRITING. HISTORY,” Crenshaw tweeted.

“Instead of attempting to spin the public into a hateful, frightened frenzy, let’s try reporting some facts with the correct context,” he added as he began to dismantle Rubin’s hit piece one fact at a time.

The Texas lawmaker began with Rubin’s timeline, pointing out that the same time which she claimed Trump should have shut the economy down was when the World Health Organization was downplaying the severity of the virus outbreak.

“Would the America[n] public really have accepted millions of jobs destroyed for a virus that had infected just 102 people by March 2? Especially considering Italy would not lock down until March 10th, Spain on March 14th, and the UK on March 23?” he asked, adding that a “bit of context is in order here.”

Crenshaw then targeted a quote from Rubin: “Because we did not act earlier to ramp up testing at a massive scale and prepare our health-care system, social distancing — shutting down most of the economy — was required.”

He argued that Rubin’s contention that “social distancing should have been a ‘last resort'” actually had “no basis in fact.”

“First, you argue that we should have shut down the economy weeks before we did. Then, you argue that the shut down, resulting job loss, and economic devastation are his fault too. Which is it? You can’t have it both ways,” Crenshaw continued.

“Your analysis makes it seem like our government deliberately decided not to buy more PPE. The truth is there was a global production shortage when China began stopping exports, and demand soared. This is still happening,” he added.

Crenshaw noted that Rubin’s own paper ran headlines that she chose to “ignore.”

“When it’s all said and done, this bad-faith analysis isn’t fact-based and lacks important context,” Crenshaw concluded his blistering lesson. “Hating Trump is not an excuse for lazy argumentation and emotional reasoning.”

Twitter users gave the Texas conservative a virtual round of applause for his fact-checking of the so-called conservative writer.

Frieda Powers

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