Matthew Impelli

VERIFY: Marco Rubio criticized Joe Biden’s cabinet picks for attending Ivy League schools

Newsweek and The Daily Dot each falsely claimed that Marco Rubio tweeted a criticism of the Ivy League education of Joe Biden’s cabinet designees. Rubio’s tweet actually criticized the China policies of those designees. It was an example of the rhetorical device paraprosdokian which often takes the form of a series of laudatory statements concluding with a surprise and unexpected ending, a fact apparently lost on journalists Matthew Impelli and Andrew Wyrich.

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