Democratic presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg waves after speaking at a campaign event, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
We reported earlier today about how media was falsely claiming that President Donald Trump had called the coronavirus a hoax at a rally on Friday evening.
What he had actually called a “hoax” was Democrats’ effort to try to politicize and attack his response to it, the “hoax” being that the Trump administration wasn’t prepared or hadn’t responded to it.
Trump, of course was right, as even the AP acknowledged in a fact check on the lies from Joe Biden and Mike Bloomberg saying that we weren’t prepared because Trump had cut the CDC and other false information. In fact, we are the most prepared country in the world and there were no such cuts.
In fact, as Dr. Anthony Fauci mentioned today, the incidence so far in the U.S. is low because Trump stopped entry from infected areas of China over a month ago and started a task force then.
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) February 29, 2020
But that didn’t stop media from spreading the false story that Trump called the virus a hoax.
Remember this moment: Trump, in South Carolina, just called the coronavirus a "hoax."
— Dana Milbank (@Milbank) February 29, 2020
Now, it’s come full circle, with the Democrats now picking up the lie and spreading it further.
Here’s New Democrat, Bill Kristol.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 29, 2020
Was this guy ever a journalist?
There are now over 85,000 cases worldwide & over 2,900 deaths. Don’t be stupid. https://t.co/oTxp2DyWTD
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) February 29, 2020
Joe Biden points his finger in the reporter’s face and claims the world is all confirming it but Trump is calling it a “hoax.” “What is the matter with him,” Biden says.
"He's a fool" – @JoeBiden on @realDonaldTrump comments last night in South Carolina regarding coronavirus. More from my interview with him later on @SpecNewsRDU #ncpol @CNNPolitics @MSNBC @foxnewsdesk pic.twitter.com/FLeV9DELNL
— Tim Boyum (@TimBoyumTV) February 29, 2020
Um, the fact that Biden believes this without question after everything Trump has already said and done to fight the virus just shows you are not qualified to evaluate facts when false information is presented to you. And Biden is the last person who should be asking “what is the matter” with anyone when he seems to have trouble even knowing what state he is in at any given time. One more reason not to vote for this character.
Then, here’s Mike Bloomberg with a clip, editing out all context to Trump’s comments. Can we say “doctored?”
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. pic.twitter.com/HGvBptN5Cc
— Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) February 29, 2020
Here it is, folks. With a pandemic at our doorstep, Bloomberg decides to spend millions to broadcast…a deception.
This is what cowardice looks like. And what a man looks like who thinks he can just BUY the presidency. pic.twitter.com/gKn7uFeQcH
— Tom Kattman (@TomKattman) February 29, 2020
Paging Twitter…isn’t this the kind of stuff that they said they wanted to stop? This is manifestly false to affect the outcome of an election.
Proving once again, that Trump was right about their politicizing.
They don’t care how this might unreasonable stoke fear, endanger people or the economy, it’s all about attacking Trump.