As Twitchy told you on Sunday, New York Times reporter Eric Lipton took a shot at Senators Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz for denouncing the white supremacist attack in Charlottesville, Va. Lipton speculated that Cruz and Rubio had ulterior motives:
Sorry to be cynical, but most of all Rubio and Ted Cruz to me seem mostly to be doing a tremendous job of posturing for 2020.
— Eric Lipton (@EricLiptonNYT) August 13, 2017
Cruz took that allegation apart with surgical precision:
Gosh, you're right. Because Nazis & the Klan have such love for Cuban-Americans. If only we worked for a paper that shilled for Stalin…. https://t.co/PBsFqauXq2
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 14, 2017
Ouch! So it’s confirmed:
— Dan ?? (@danieltobin) August 14, 2017
— MLH ♥️ (@just_mindy) August 14, 2017
Fact check: TRUE.
And Lenin too. Plus their persistence to achieve "perfection" of socialism that oppressed your family in Cuba and mine in Lithuania.
— Gabriella Hoffman (@Gabby_Hoffman) August 14, 2017
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 14, 2017
Epic ownership right there. https://t.co/3zfCCFphYQ
— Brad Slager: It's Lt-Col-VP-Rev-Kaiser, SIR ? ? (@MartiniShark) August 14, 2017
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 14, 2017
— Nick Pappas (@NickAPappas) August 14, 2017
Ted Cruz obliterates snooty NY Times reporter … BRAVO. https://t.co/PEycZYE1X2
— Mike 'Thomas Paine' Moore (@Thomas1774Paine) August 14, 2017
Ted Cruz undefeated twitter smackdown champion. https://t.co/ad4wWxervF
— Kayla Elizabeth (@VixenRogue) August 14, 2017
Eric Lipton works for Deadspin now. https://t.co/YsuY9IPwLs
— CDP ?⚾? (@cdpayne79) August 14, 2017