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Trump Did Not Call the Coronavirus a Hoax

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https://www.c-span.org/video/?c4858025/user-clip-history-hoaxes

Let's look at actual footage-

He called the Democrat's criticism of his handling the coronavirus their new hoax amidst a history of partisan gambits to discredit/dismantle his presidency. [Skip to 0:15 of the C-SPAN​ clip]

Transcript:

“Now the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus. You know that right? Coronavirus. They are politicizing it. We did one of the great jobs, you see- ‘How's president trump doing?’ They go, ‘Oh not good, not good.’ They have no clue. They don’t have any clue. They can’t even count their votes in iowa. They can’t even count- No, they can't. They can't count their votes! One of my people came up to me and said, ‘Mr. president, they tried to beat you on Russia, Russia, Russia. That did not work out too well. They couldn’t do it. They tried the impeachment hoax. That was on a perfect conversation. They tried anything. They tried it over and over again. They've been doing it since you got in. Its all turning. They lost. it is all turning. think of it. And this is their new hoax.”

But you'd never know this if you relied on the media headlines: 

  • TODAY Show​ "Trump Calls Coronavirus The Democrats' ‘New Hoax’ As Potential ‘Community Spread’ Cases Rise"
  • MSNBC​ "Michael Moore: Trump Calling Coronavirus 'Hoax' Is 'Dangerous'"
  • Even the least biased video from The Telegraph​  edited out the Russian/Impeachment context. Despite the title "Trump: Coronavirus is Democrats' 'new hoax'" they tried to cover their bases with a more honest/explicit description "Donald Trump has lashed out at Democrats who have questioned his handling of the coronavirus threat, calling it their new 'hoax'." As of this writing the video had more dislikes than likes and the comments have been turned off.

So to recap the Democrats politicize the Coronavirus. The President references this in a rally as their new hoax. With zero self-awareness or shame, the Democrats pump out false or misleading headlines framing Trump as a Coronavirus denier. Which in self-fulfilling prophetic irony- is a hoax.

 

 

 

P.S. snopes.com​ PolitiFact​ and all the other self-appointed fact checkers- DO YOUR DAMN JOB.