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Kentucky's Ex-GOP Governor Sparks Fierce Backlash With Sarcastic Coronavirus Tweet

Matt Bevin's "Chicken Little" post did not go over well.

Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) drew scorn on Wednesday after he appeared to make light of the coronavirus that has killed more than 4,600 people worldwide with this apparently sarcastic tweet:

More than 1,200 people in the U.S. have been sickened by the virus, which the World Health Organization has officially categorized as a pandemic. It has killed 38 people nationwide. 

Critics accused Bevin of being insensitive. They also reminded the unpopular former governor, who was voted out of office in 2019 after one term, of the controversial pardons he granted to a slew of convicted criminals (including a child rapist) following his electoral defeat.

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