SICK! Media Falsely Accuses Trump of Saying Coronavirus is a Hoax

In yet another example of why President Trump calls the media the ‘enemy of the people, the media is falsely accusing Trump of calling the coronavirus a hoax in a speech at a campaign rally in North Charleston, South Carolina Friday night.

What Trump actually did was recount an aide telling him the Democrats’ criticism of his handling of the coronavirus was “the new hoax” after trying to take him down with the Russia hoax and then the impeachment hoax.

Trump’s remarks 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 media reported:

Politico: “President Trump on Friday night tried to cast the global outbreak of the coronavirus as a liberal conspiracy intended to undermine his first term, lumping it alongside impeachment and the Mueller investigation”

The Guardian: “Trump calls coronavirus outbreak a ‘hoax’ and links it to immigration at rally”

NBC News, “Trump says the coronavirus is the Democrats’ ‘new hoax'”

The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank, “Remember this moment: Trump, in South Carolina, just called the coronavirus a “hoax.””

Vox’s Aaron Rupar, “Here’s Trump at his rally tonight in South Carolina dismissing worries about the coronavirus as the “new hoax””

The clip posted by Rupar clearly shows Trump calling the Democrats’ attacks accusing him of failing to handle the coronavirus “the new hoax”, not the coronavirus itself or worries about it.

Dan Rather, “Pres. Trump calls coronavirus Dems “new hoax” at a cheering rally. I wonder how they’d view the “hoax” if they found out somebody in the crowd was sick with the deadly disease. I say this with sadness. We need our government to lead, or at least get out of the way of the truth.”

CNN contributor Amanda Carpenter, “KPRC 2 reports this as Trump tells South Carolina rallygoers coronavirus “is a hoax.””

https://twitter.com/amandacarpenter/status/1233565822242525184

(NOTE: The KPRC report is misleading, there are no new case in San Antonio. The cases are evacuees from overseas quarantined at a nearby military base.)

CNN reporter Manu Raju, “Trump calls coronavirus fears a “hoax” even as his WH is engaged in negotiations, which will continue through the weekend, to cut a deal on a spending package for several billion dollars in emergency funding to deal with the outbreak”

Playboy White House reporter Brain Karem, “Coronavirus: WHO Director-General says world is ‘at a decisive point’ – Trump, meanwhile, calls it a hoax at a rally.”

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Kristinn Taylor has contributed to The Gateway Pundit for over ten years. Mr. Taylor previously wrote for Breitbart, worked for Judicial Watch and was co-leader of the D.C. Chapter of FreeRepublic.com. He studied journalism in high school, visited the Newseum and once met David Brinkley.

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