In the left-leaning media and among Democratic candidates for the presidential nomination, it has now become a go-to line that President Trump called the coronavirus a “hoax.” Nothing could be further from the truth. The president was calling Democrats’ efforts to malign his response to the virus a hoax, not the virus itself. As with the Ukraine scandal, the answer can be easily understood by reading the transcript of the President’s words. He said:
Now the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus. Coronavirus. They’re politicizing it. We did one of the great jobs, you say, “How’s President Trump doing?” They go, “Oh, not good, not good.” They have no clue; they don’t have any clue. They can’t even count their votes in Iowa. 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. And this is their new hoax.”
First Democrats tried Russia, Russia, Russia.
Then they orchestrated the impeachment sham.
Now Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus and spreading misinformation about the Trump Administration’s efforts to protect the American people.
This is their new hoax! pic.twitter.com/qaxrtnYKFE
— Trump War Room – Text WOKE to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) February 29, 2020