Trump Blasts Biden on Vaccines, and the Media Quickly Lies About What Trump Said

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We’ve seen a lot of talk about ‘misinformation’ in the last few days from the Biden team and the media.

But what’s so ironic about all that is that the Biden administration and the liberal media are some of the biggest purveyors of misinformation out there.

Take a statement that President Donald Trump made today, for example. A Politico editor termed it “a dangerous turn of events as Trump flirts with anti-vaccine sentiment.” But, that isn’t even close to reflecting what Trump said.

“Joe Biden keeps talking about how good of a job he’s doing on the distribution of the Vaccine that was developed by Operation Warp Speed or, quite simply, the Trump Administration. He’s not doing well at all. He’s way behind schedule, and people are refusing to take the Vaccine because they don’t trust his Administration, they don’t trust the election results, and they certainly don’t trust the Fake News, which is refusing to tell the truth.”

But that’s not saying to be anti-vaccine. Indeed, Trump is clearly taking credit for the development of the vaccine, as he should, and pointing out that Joe Biden is fumbling the ball in how he’s now trying to get the job done — in the messaging. That’s a comment on the job that Biden is doing, not a comment encouraging people to be anti-vaccine. So that’s really very deceptive of Blake Hounshell to characterize it that way, and he’s not the only one in the MSM pushing that interpretation.

Trump is also right that Biden is absolutely doing the wrong messaging, if he’s really trying to convince people who are vaccine-hesitant. There are people across the political spectrum, and certainly on both sides of the political aisle, who are choosing not to get vaccinated. That’s their right. Some of the hesitancy is based on distrust of government. You don’t build that trust in the government by trying to demonize people or having government operatives go door to door. That just makes people more concerned. But that’s what the Biden administration has been doing.

If we want to talk about people actually pitching being anti-vaccine or pushing vaccine hesitancy, we could point back to Kamala Harris and Joe Biden, as I wrote earlier today.

Or things like this:

Media has no conscience when they push lies like this, either back when they lied about the vaccine under Trump or now. You can read the statement Trump issued and see the interpretation is a lie. Yet still, they lie and still, their base falls for it, and doesn’t actually bother to read the statement. This is how they continue to push lie after lie.