Following online reporting by major media outlets and reporters that lied and falsely said Trump called the coronavirus a hoax at a campaign rally Friday night, Democrat presidential candidates picked up the false charge and attacked Trump on Twitter.
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Next MSNBC aired a segment late Friday night in which 11th Hour host and veteran prevaricator Brian Williams and guest progressive propagandist Michael Moore both lied about Trump and smeared him by falsely accusing him of calling the coronavirus a hoax. Moore also lied saying that the Trump administration is not working on a vaccine and that Trump lied about the number of cases. Trump said that we have 15 cases, meaning those who got sick in the U.S., not the several dozen other cases involving evacuees brought back from overseas.
MSNBC: “[email protected]: Trump calling the coronavirus a ‘hoax’ is the most (dangerous) ever (sic) thing I’ve ever heard a president say in my lifetime.”
.@MMFlint: Trump calling the coronavirus a 'hoax' is the most ever thing I've ever heard a president say in my lifetime.
— 11th Hour (@11thHour) February 29, 2020
Transcribed by TGP:
Williams: “This is about to become people’s realities on local news. And local news comes roaring back into our lives when we are concerned about our surroundings, our brothers, our sisters, our community. That’s gonna become the truth for people. Talk about the danger of the President calling this a hoax.“
Moore: “I was in your green room just a little bit ago when I, I watched that for the first time, I heard him say that. And um, I have to say it really sent a chill down my spine that the President of the United States–there’s an obvious pandemic afoot across the globe–um, he understates how many people have, that we know they have it in this country–four times as many as the number he gave. If you have the President telling people it’s a hoax that there’s nothing to worry about, that it will disappear as he said yesterday and it’ll be a miracle. Um, I sat there just now thinking before I came in here, “Which is more dangerous, a virus or a President who says that?”
“Because at least if we were honest and knew everything about the virus and we were, the facts were all out there, science could start to deal with it. The, the whatever inoculation needs, that whatever we need to come up with, whatever we need to invent we could start that process. But the fact that we only have a few hundred test kits in this place or that place, that, that there’s no effort at all ongoing right now to deal with, uh,uh, the shot or whatever we’re gonna need to get if we need to get it. To pretend that it doesn’t exist and to tell people out in Tuscaloosa or Detroit, or whatever that there’s nothing to worry about.
“And if he’s wrong and if the World Health Organization is now saying it’s at the highest risk level, what do you call that man who tells his people that there’s nothing to worry about. And, not only that it’s made up by the Democrats and the media. This is, you know, I mean I hear Bernie say this all the time, ‘this is the most dangerous President we’ve had’, and yes, and you go, you nod, and we’ve all said this maybe for three years he’s dangerous about this or that, the EPA, climate change, this, but this, forget about politics, forget about Republicans and Democrats and who’s running this makes, that is the most dangerous thing I’ve ever heard a President say in my lifetime and I just heard it seven minutes ago. And I, I, I come out here and I don’t know what to say to you other than but “what apparatus do we have to arrest, not arrest as in handcuffs, but to arrest the enforced ignorance that he is propagating here?”
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Trump remarks at a rally in North Charleston, South Carolina that were falsely reported by the media and Democrats are transcribed below by TGP:
Here’s Trump at his rally tonight in South Carolina dismissing worries about the coronavirus as the “new hoax” pic.twitter.com/Q58d7dI1cb
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 29, 2020
Now the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus. You know that, right? Coronavirus. They’re politicizing it. We did one of the great jobs, you see. ‘How’s President Trump doing?’ ‘Oh, not good, not good.’ (Laughter) They have no clue, they don’t have any clue. They can’t even count their votes in Iowa! (Laughter) .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 didn’t 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. They’ve been doing it since you got in. It’s all turning. They lost, it’s all turning. Think of it, think of it. And this is their new hoax.”
But you know, we did something that’s been pretty amazing. We have fifteen people in this massive country. And because of the fact that we went early, we went early, we coulda had a lot more than that. We’re doing great. Our country is doing so great. We are so unified. We are so unified. (Loud cheers.)