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Laura Ingraham Gets Slammed for Tweet Spinning Texas Virus Case Numbers as 'Looking Pretty Good'

Laura Ingraham Gets Slammed for Tweet Spinning Texas Virus Case Numbers as 'Looking Pretty Good'
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In recent weeks, the state of Texas has seen skyrocketing virus cases, peaking so far at nearly 15 thousand new cases in one day on July 17.

Some critics blame Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott for reopening too prematurely after pressure from President Donald Trump.

After issuing moderate safety measures, Abbott allowed bars, restaurants, movie theaters, gyms, and beauty salons to reopen over the course of late April and May.

In the face of the immense spike in cases after reopening, Abbott instituted a mask mandate in most counties. Though Texas recently reported a record number of deaths, the state saw a steady decline of new cases in the past five days.

For far-Right Fox News host Laura Ingraham—who like many of Trump's allies repeatedly dismissed the threat of the virus—this is damning news for those calling for safety precautions against it.

She made the questionable comment in a recent tweet.

Ingraham's own graph shows the stratospheric spike in cases that peaked only weeks ago and how quickly the virus spiraled out of control after the scale back of safety precautions.

The five day decline Ingraham was celebrating ended on the same day she posted her tweet, with over 11 thousand new cases reported, the state's second highest one-day spike.

Ingraham's tweet was quickly excoriated.

Some thought her tweet was too bizarre to be true.

Much of Ingraham's Twitter feed—as well as her primetime show on Fox News—is dedicated to amplifying the President's often false or misleading rhetoric regarding the virus; rhetoric that Abbott and Florida's Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, heeded before seeing stratospheric spikes in their states.