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    In an attempt to criticize former US president Donald Trump, the Washington Post fact-checker got fact-checked himself.

    Glenn Kessler, an editor and chief writer of Washington Post’s The Fact Checker feature, took to Twitter on Monday to slam Donald Trump after the latter blasted Joe Biden for schools not reopening. But his attempt to rip Trump turned out to be awkward, so internet users were there to help (and to laugh).

    “Trump complaining about kids not back in schools yet. Who was president a month ago?” Kessler asked sarcastically.

    ​Twitter users did the math quickly.

    After coronavirus-induced shutdowns were imposed in several states, mostly under Democratic leadership, Trump called for “opening up America,” pointing at small businesses suffering heavy losses.

    In his speech at Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday, Trump blasted Joe Biden for not reopening schools, saying that he is “cruelly keeping our children locked in their homes, no reason for it whatsoever.”

     

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