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Ted Cruz's deputy chief of staff suggests Ebola spread to the US because of Obamacare

Nick Muzin, a senior advisor and deputy chief of staff for strategy to Republican Senator Ted Cruz, posted a tweet on Thursday night suggesting that Obamacare was somehow responsible for the spread of Ebola:

Muzin, deploying the kind of wisdom and political foresight you expect from a senior advisor to a potential presidential candidate, quickly decided to delete the tweet.

It is not clear exactly how President Obama's health care reform legislation would have caused the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has since spread in a handful of cases to the United States, but presumably Muzin is holding back the answer for after the midterm elections.

UPDATE: Muzin has published a second tweet calling the first one a "bad joke," and an attempt at sarcasm:

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