Bernie Sanders, Mike Bloomberg and Other Democrats Falsely Accuse Trump of Calling the Coronavirus a Hoax

Leading Democrats including presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Mike Bloomberg used bogus media reports to falsely accuse President Trump of calling the coronavirus a hoax, thereby proving Trump’s point that the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus against him.

Bloomberg accused Trump of “cowardice” and used a shortened clip of Trump’s remarks. Other Democrats keyed off a false Politico article.

Trump remarks at a rally in North Charleston, South Carolina that were falsely reported by the media and Democrats are here below transcribed by TGP:

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.)

What the Democrats said:

Bloomberg, “Here it is, folks. With a pandemic at our doorstep and the country looking to its president for leadership, Trump decides to call the coronavirus… a “hoax.” This is what cowardice looks like.”

Sanders, “Why does this president repeatedly think that scientific facts are hoaxes? This is the most dangerous president in the modern history of our country. He is putting our people’s lives at risk. He must be defeated.”

Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), When I was 4 I thought that I could win hide and seek every time by sitting on the stairs with a blanket over my head.”

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI), “This is very very cool and not at all worrying and super reassuring and normal and it is pretty much what every other president would do and besides both sides.”

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), “Dear @realDonaldTrump: The 63 Americans with #coronavirus and the families of the over 2,800 dead globally because of coronavirus would disagree with you that it’s a “new hoax.” THIS IS NOT ABOUT YOU. IT’S A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS. LIVES ARE AT STAKE. LEAD, OR GET OUT OF THE WAY.”

And, “If you believe @realDonaldTrump’s words about the “new hoax,” then you are really stupid. Just today new #coronavirus cases were identified in Santa Clara County, CA and in Oregon. There are now over 85,000 cases worldwide & over 2,900 deaths. Don’t be stupid.”

Former Obama White House official Chris Lu, “After Mulvaney calls #coronavirus the “hoax of the day,” Trump now says it’s the Democrats’ “new hoax.” Many people will hear his words and decide not to be tested or seek medical treatment. This is dangerous.”

The Trump campaign posted their own video of the President’s comments:

And followed with an AP Fact Check:

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