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Ted Cruz gets slammed over his claim that reporters are ‘giddy with glee’ over coronavirus disaster

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida was recently lambasted by journalists after claiming that the mainstream media “can’t control their glee” over the coronavirus pandemic. And Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas is being slammed for making similar comments on Twitter as well as on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show “The Ingraham Angle.”

Appearing on “The Ingraham Angle” on Monday night, Cruz told Ingraham, “You see, much of the mainstream media trying to root for disaster. They are rooting for this pandemic to be worse and worse.”

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The Texas senator recently self-quarantined after interacting with a man at the 2020 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) who was diagnosed with COVID-19, but Cruz never tested positive for the virus — which, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, has killed more than 79,000 people worldwide (including more than 11,850 in the U.S.).

Cruz not only attacked the media on Ingraham’s show, but also, the Democratic Party — implying that Democrats are enjoying the pandemic because it gives them an excuse to “attack Trump.”

“We should be coming together to root for America, to root for defeating the pandemic, and root for jobs coming back,” Cruz told Ingraham. “And I think too many partisan Democrats want to just use this catastrophe to attack Trump rather than come together and fight for our country.”

This wasn’t the first time this month that Cruz had claimed that the mainstream media were welcoming the coronavirus pandemic. On April 4, Cruz tweeted, “The press HATED that, three months ago, we had the lowest African-American & Hispanic unemployment ever recorded. Now that we’re in the midst of a global pandemic —which originated in Wuhan, not the Oval Office —t oo many in the press are giddy with glee.” And like Rubio, Cruz has been slammed by Twitter users over his comments.

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MSNBC’s Garrett Haake reminded Cruz, “Our colleagues, family members and friends are among those dying, Senator. Nobody is giddy.” And author Molly Knight told Cruz, “My friends in the media are getting laid off and their parents are dying. Nobody is happy. You are a monster.”

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@StephJmom tweeted, “The fact that people like Ted Cruz & Marco Rubio cruelly claim that anyone is ‘gleeful’ about this, is disgusting! Disgusting an elected official, Senator would speak this way about any American! That’s said, Trump is a bigger monster than they are. They enable him. Disappointing.”

A fellow Texan, the Dallas Morning News’ Evan Grant, asserted, “Senator as one of your constituents, who works in the press can you cite any facts to back up this statement? Many colleagues are being laid off, many of our parents live in assisted living homes at risk; our kids face uncertainty; We are concerned Americans. I’d love an answer.”

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@TheGlare_TM reminded Cruz how much time Trump spent claiming that coronavirus didn’t pose a major threat to the U.S., posting, “Teddie, *two weeks ago* your boy was saying we wouldn’t be touched by the global pandemic. Thanks so much for reminding us that he was 2.5 months late in responding to the global pandemic.”

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WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’

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"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.

Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.

"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."

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John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police

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John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.

It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."

While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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