Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott made a huge mistake when he hitched his political wagon to President Donald Trump and agreed to let Texas be one of the first states to reopen despite signs that the novel coronavirus was far from being under control in the Lone Star State.

Now, however, with cases spiking dramatically, Abbott is having to shutter Texas yet again, announcing Friday morning that he is ordering the closure of all bars and implementing 50 percent capacity at restaurants until the number of cases beings to decrease once again.

Yet despite his conservative credentials and close friendship with Trump, Abbott was excoriated on social media:

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