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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

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To say that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and his former Constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe (Harvard) don’t exactly have the most cordial post-law school student/teacher relationship would be quite the understatement. The two have been known to spar over politics and law on occasion, especially since the election of President Trump in 2016.

But as most people with even a passing knowledge of Professor Tribe’s Twitter rantings know by now, the man is consumed by Trump Derangement Syndrome much in the same way Never Trumper Jennifer Rubin and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman are. There’s just no reasoning with them and no getting through.

With hating Trump comes denigrating some of his staunchest defenders, including White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany. Such was the case earlier today, when Tribe took to the Twitter machine to take a swipe at McEnany over answers she gave to reporters Thursday in response to questions about the Supreme Court’s rulings on Thursday regarding Trump’s tax returns and financial records:

According to publisher Simon and Schuster, McEnany “graduated from Harvard Law School with a Juris Doctor and Georgetown University School of Foreign Service with a degree in International Politics.” So, yeah, she’s a smart cookie – not that most people reading this didn’t already know that anyway.

Cruz took issue with Tribe’s disparagement of McEnany’s Harvard accomplishments, and called him out, asking which parts of her argument he disagreed with while at the same time subtly insinuating Tribe was being a bit sexist:

Not surprisingly, Tribe couldn’t answer without flinging an insult at Cruz:

Cruz, however, was not prepared to let him off the hook, and pressed on:

Ouch. That last line is gonna leave a mark.

Earlier this week, CNN media correspondent Oliver Darcy also took a jab at McEnany over her press secretary creds, and got flattened.

While it’s cool that prominent Senators like Cruz will step in to defend her, McEnany has proven in the press briefing room and beyond that she is more than capable of going toe to toe with “reporters” and her other critics on the left.

On Monday, she scolded the media for not asking one question about the deadly shootings that happened over the weekend in Democrat-run cities like Atlanta and New York, one of which left 8-year-old Secoriea Turner dead.

As of this writing, Tribe hasn’t responded back to Cruz’s smackdown, which is probably for the best – for Tribe.

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