The mainstream media has run wild, saying President Donald Trump used the word “hoax” to describe the threat of a coronavirus pandemic.
“Trump calls Coronavirus Democrats’ ‘new hoax,’” blasted an NBC headline.
“Trump fends off criticism of ‘hoax’ remarks after first U.S. coronavirus death,” wrote the Guardian.
“Trump rallies his base to treat Coronavirus as a ‘hoax,’” charged Politico, which had its article tagged on Facebook as misleading after review from independent fact-checkers.
A responsible listening to Trump’s remarks, however, reveals Trump said no such thing. Trump was charging Democrats with politicizing the virus to score cheap points against the administration as they did with the Russia hoax and impeachment.