February 29, 2020

ANN ALTHOUSE: The deceptiveness of Politico’s claim that Trump called the coronavirus “a hoax.” “The fact that the quote doesn’t continue and ‘Then Trump called the coronavirus’ is inserted before ‘their new hoax’ should make you suspicious, whether you’ve heard the original or not. But the purportedly verbatim text above it is not, in fact, verbatim. . . . Trump is clearly not calling the virus a hoax. What he’s calling a hoax is the political talking point that Trump has been failing to protect the country from the virus! Now, Politico is pushing a hoax hoax — it’s putting out a false story about what Trump called a hoax.”

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