Monday on Twitter, conservative Sen. Ted Cruz blasted the New York Times and its opinion columnist Maureen Dowd for stating that Walter Reed’s reputation was in “tatters” after successfully treating President Trump for the coronavirus.
“When Trump walked through the doors, Walter Reed had a stellar reputation. As he walks out 72 hours later, its reputation is in tatters. There’s nothing Trump can’t ruin,” Dowd wrote about Trump’s departure from the hospital after remaining there over the weekend, undergoing treatment.
“NYT, attacking Walter Reed because the President didn’t die. Your hate has destroyed you,” Cruz correctly noted alongside a screenshot of Dowd’s tweet.
Others were equally perplexed by Dowd’s assessment. Commentator Mollie Hemingway tweeted, “Imagine thinking a wonderful hospital lost its reputation because you and your peers lost their ever living minds and have a 4-year long temper tantrum.”
Podcaster Gerry Callahan wrote, “Nothing ruins the reputation of a hospital like discharging a healthy patient. They may never recover.”