No, Trump Didn't Call The Coronavirus A "Hoax" - Here's The Truth...
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Not only are the Democrats and their media allies creating a state of hysteria over the coronavirus, but they are also lying about President Trump again.
Just as they did with the Russian collusion scam, the Deep State-Democrat-media axis of evil is brazenly promoting a demonstrably false narrative; this time that the leader of the free world referred to the virus as a hoax.
As the great American writer Mark Twain once famously put it - “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes,” and as far as lies go, this one is another beauty.
What Trump actually said is that the exploitation of what would in saner times have been treated as a non-partisan national health issue was the hoax and not the virus itself as the proven liars on the left would have Americans believe.
The Trump campaign is denouncing media coverage of the president's Thursday rally, arguing that they falsely accused him of calling the coronavirus a "hoax."
A long list of major media outlets and figures made that claim. "Trump rallies his base to treat coronavirus as a hoax," a Politico headline read. Another from NBC read: "Trump calls coronavirus Democrats' 'new hoax.'" Similar headlines appeared in The Guardian, Talking Points Memo and in a video for NBC's "Today."
"This is massively dishonest," tweeted Tim Murtaugh, director of communications for Trump's campaign. He was responding to a tweet claiming a local outlet said Trump called the virus a "hoax." The tweet from the outlet has since been deleted.
"Trump says the media’s hysteria-inducing coverage of the government response is the hoax, not the virus itself. Willful and malicious dishonesty," Murtaugh said. He also blasted The Washington Post's Dana Milbank and commentator Bill Kristol arguing that their claims proved Trump's point about Democratic hysteria surrounding the illness.
But this time, the lying weasels in the media and the Democrats have gone a bridge too far and their hoax is already boomeranging on them.
It was such a blatant fib that even CNN's Jake Tapper had to admit it:
Trump also got some help debunking the big lie from a surprising source.
Facebook labeled the claim as false information; a sign that even the tech oligarchs like Mark Zuckerberg are starting to realize that the coup against the POTUS has failed and that his is headed toward reelection.
Another lie pushed by Democrats and their winged media monkeys about budget cuts and lack of preparation for the coronavirus didn't pass the Associated Press's fact check.
Democratic presidential contenders are describing the federal infectious-disease bureaucracy as rudderless and ill-prepared for the coronavirus threat because of budget cuts and ham-handed leadership by President Donald Trump. That’s a distorted picture. For starters, Trump hasn’t succeeded in cutting the budget.
He’s proposed cuts but Congress ignored him and increased financing instead. The National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aren’t suffering from budget cuts that never took effect.
Democrat spin factories Snopes and PolitiFact have not yet commented on the hoax about the "hoax."
Nevertheless, billionaire Michael Bloomberg has plowed millions into a 3-minute ad that will air during Sunday prime time programming featuring the diminutive ex-New York mayor delivering a faux address on the cornavirus from a fake oval office setting.
These people have no shame.