Cruz Shuts Down Harvard Professor

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Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) schooled a Harvard professor on Twitter Friday in a debate over the origins of America.

Joyce Chaplin, a professor of American Studies at Harvard, tweeted about the Paris accord, arguing that since the international community created America, America should give back to the international community.

“The USA, created by int’l community in Treaty of Paris in 1783, betrays int’l community by withdrawing from #parisclimateagreement today,” she wrote.

Cruz, who attended law school at Harvard, slammed the idea that America was created by a treaty, calling it “sad” that a Harvard professor apparently doesn’t know about the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War, or the Constitution.

“USA was created by force,” he reminded Chaplin.

Chaplin offered a weak response, saying that America couldn’t exist without international recognition.

Of course, that doesn’t mean that the international community created America, but simply recognized its existence. Many foreign countries respected American independence before the treaty was ever signed.

We’re scoring this one for Teddy.

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