‘STOP. REWRITING. HISTORY’: GOP Rep. Crushes WaPo Blogger For Peddling Fake News

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Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw has heard enough of the fake news being peddled by mainstream media that blame for the coronavirus sits squarely on the shoulders of President Trump.

Some mainstream media talking heads have accused Trump of not being active at the start of the outbreak and said this alleged hesitation cost more Americans to lose their lives.

As Twitchy reports, “conservative” blogger Jennifer Rubin was one of those pundits blaming the president. In a tweet, she went as far as to call those who died from the coronavirus pandemic members of “the Trump toll.”

“When we are done, [COVID-19] will likely include tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths, massive unemployment, trillions of dollars more in debt and trillions of dollars in lost wealth not to mention emotional hardship and educational disruption,” she added.

Then Crenshaw opened the floodgates…

“STOP. REWRITING. HISTORY,” the Texas Republican said in an initial post, pointing to mainstream media’s own failed reporting on the coronavirus.

“Instead of attempting to spin the public into a hateful, frightened frenzy, let’s try reporting some facts with the correct context,” Crenshaw continued in his lengthy series of tweets. “Here’s what that might look like…”

Crenshaw noted how even the World Health Organization was saying as late as March 3rd that the coronavirus could not spread from asymptomatic carriers.

“On March 3rd, the day after you claim Trump should have shut our economy down, this is how the WHO downplayed the virus: ‘COVID-19 spreads less efficiently than flu, the transmission does not appear to be driven by people who are not sick,'” he tweeted.

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“Would the America public really have accepted millions of jobs destroyed for a virus that had infected just 102 people by March 2?” Crenshaw continued. “Especially considering Italy would not lock down until March 10th, Spain on March 14th, and the UK on March 23?”

The rest of Crenshaw’s comments really speak for themself:

“Hating Trump is not an excuse for lazy argumentation and emotional reasoning,” Crenshaw concluded. “Now, more than ever, we need critical thinking and productive deliberation.”

Crenshaw also shared a video of him breaking down “the Left’s COVID-19 narrative.”