CBS News White House correspondent Ben Tracy took to Twitter on Monday to outrageously claim that he “felt safer” during his time in North Korea reporting on the brutal communist regime there than he does in the White House amidst the current COVID-19 outbreak.
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), however, was not having any of it.
I felt safer reporting in North Korea than I currently do reporting at The White House. This is just crazy,” Tracy tweeted, going on to add, “For context folks, this is in reference to the COVID-19 outbreak at The White House.”
Understandably disturbed and offended by this tweet, Cruz fired back by writing, “That’s because you were supporting the regime…”
RELATED: Ted Cruz Calls Out CBS News For Not Airing Interview With Biden Accuser In U.S.
Other social media users slammed Tracy for his tweet as well. One responded by sharing an AFP article from last month that cited U.S. intelligence saying that North Korea has “issued shoot-to-kill orders to prevent the coronavirus entering the country from China.”
“I’m pretty sure you’d rather run the risk getting COVID in the USA before getting it in the [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea]…from what I hear a bullet is the only treatment option there,” the social media user tweeted.
Conservative attorney and Fox News personality Harmeet Dhillon got in on the action as well, mincing no words in her response to Tracy.
“Yes the White House is just like North Korea, other than the beatings, starvation, lack of electricity, organ harvesting, punishment of your parents, your children, your extended family on the basis of your network’s reporting,” Dhillon wrote. “You are a clown.”
RELATED: Kim Jong Un Calls Recent Missile Tests A ‘Warning’ For The US, South Korea
One of the most scathing rebukes of all to Tracy’s tweet came from Saagar Enjeti, co-host of The Hill’s “Rising with Krystal and Saagar.”
“Otto Warmbier was unavailable for comment,” he wrote.
Warmbier was the American college student who was arrested in North Korea in 2016 and sentenced to fifteen years of hard labor for allegedly stealing a propaganda poster.
He was released to the United States in a coma seven months later, never regaining consciousness before he died six days later, according to NPR.
We’re certain that were he alive today, Warmbier would have a thing or two to say to someone claiming that they feel safer in North Korea than in the White House.
This piece was written by PoliZette Staff on October 6, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
Read more at LifeZette:
Police Arrest NY Woman for Driving Kids Around County, Stealing Trump Campaign Signs
Black Lives Matter And Antifa Disrupt Beverly Hills Trump Rally As President Fights COVID
Ilhan Omar Uses Statement About Trump Diagnosis To Attack The President
By Adam Andrzejewski for RealClearPolicy The State Department recently gave $330,000 to two organizations that…
Once is an accident, twice is a coincidence, three times is a habit. That habit…
According to a recent survey, public confidence in the banking sector has plummeted since the…
Kyrsten Sinema, the moderate Arizona senator who late last year left the Democrat Party to…
By Dr. Derek Ellerman Titletown, USA has been all over the news recently, with the Groundhog…
Far-left Democrat Representative Jamaal Bowman blasted efforts to ban the Chinese-owned social media/spying app TikTok,…