If you’ve been on Twitter today, there’s a very good chance you came across this quote from a Trump voter and hurricane survivor in Florida who told New York Times reporter Patricia Mazzei that the president is “not hurting the people he needs to be hurting”:

The quote was immediately spun as Trump voters wanting “cruelty” and they “voted for it”:

But, SURPRISE! That’s not what the woman quoted in the article meant. Here’s Mazzei with (late) follow-up:

So, why did this quote get included in the first place?

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