A senior adviser to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) tweeted and then deleted a “bad joke” Thursday night that appeared to blame Ebola on Obamacare.
On the heels of the news that a doctor who recently had been working in Guinea tested positive for Ebola in New York City, Cruz’s deputy chief of staff, Nick Muzin, tweeted “Before Obamacare, there had never been a confirmed case of Ebola in the U.S.”
— Adam Weinstein (@AdamWeinstein) October 24, 2014
Muzin later deleted the tweet and called it a “bad joke.”
Earlier tweet was a bad joke, my sarcasm did not translate well online. Deleted.
— Nick Muzin (@nickmuzin) October 24, 2014
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