Fact-Checkers: Trump Never Called SARS-CoV-2 a Hoax

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President Donald Trump leaves the White House to go to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center after he tested positive for COVID-19, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The media loves to fact-check Trump.  Every day there seems to be a new scandal about something Trump said that they believe in one way or another, is a lie.  Often times, those fact-checkers ignore context and the full statement to extract the most outrageous comments to slam Trump.

Which makes the rest of this story, quite interesting.

Yesterday, on Twitter as “Hoax” began to trend, Twitter sent up a fact-check page for the trending topic, which stated that Trump had never called the coronavirus a hoax.  Linked in the page were several tweets from fact-checkers at the AP, FactCheck.org, PolitiFact, and Snopes which state that Trump’s “hoax” comments were specifically linked to the democrat’s outrage at how he was handling the viral outbreak and not about the virus itself.


Included in the Twitter fact-check page were previous articles written by news organizations at the time, citing that Trump’s words were indeed directed at the Democrats’ actions in relation to the criticism of his handling of the virus, rather than the virus itself.


Even the PBS White House Correspondent said the hoax comment referred to Democrat criticism.

Despite this information, numerous media organization continue to push the “hoax” lies:


It is certainly shocking that the fact-checkers went to the distance they did but now we are ending up with a strange hoax-ception, with it being a hoax that Trump said it was a hoax, and then the media continues to perpetuate the hoax of him calling it a hoax.  Needless to say, it isn’t honest.



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