The Democrats and their political partners in the media are notorious for misrepresenting things their enemies say or do, and then falsely misassigning intentions to innocent people, thereby framing a person with “dirty deeds” that the other team members pick up and repeat on their own platforms until the public starts to believe their collective claims, hence forming a public narrative and shaping public opinion.
“Trump did not say… that the virus … was a hoax,” Snopes reported.
Yet the left proudly persists.
The left has waged a disinformation campaign against Donald J. Trump and his supporters in this fashion since he “came down the elevator” to announce his candidacy, in an attempt to cause him the loss of support by American voters.
Early Friday morning Trump posted on Twitter that both he and the First Lady, Melania Trump have posted positive to COVID-19, and would be taking the proper medical precautions.
The left machine began to pump disinformation about Trump and his comments about COVID immediately, falsely claiming that Trump had called the virus a “hoax”.
Organized groups of posters join in and even were able to post so much about the topic that they were able to get “Hoax” trending on Twitter.
Yet, even according to their own “fact finders” Snopes, it is untrue that Trump called COVID a “Hoax”.
According to left leaning Snopes website:
“On the last Friday of February 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump held a campaign rally in South Carolina and made comments during a speech in which he accused Democrats of “politicizing” the coronavirus outbreak that left many with the impression that he had referred to the virus itself as a “hoax.”
It’s true that Trump downplayed the virus impact on healthier persons, so now he would have a chance to prove that if you are healthy you will get over this virus with no problems and complications.”
Likewise, Politico ran a story headlined “Trump rallies his base to treat coronavirus as a ‘hoax.’” And in an article headlined “Trump calls coronavirus Democrats’ ‘new hoax,’” NBC News correspondent Lauren Egan wrote: “President Donald Trump accused Democrats of ‘politicizing’ the deadly coronavirus during a campaign rally here on Friday, claiming that the outbreak is ‘their new hoax’ as he continued to downplay the risk in the U.S.”
These prompted inquiries from Snopes readers who asked us to verify the accuracy of the claim.
Now the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus. You know that, right? 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 even count. No they can’t. 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. Think of it. And this is their new hoax. But you know, we did something that’s been pretty amazing. We’re 15 people [cases of coronavirus infection] in this massive country. And because of the fact that we went early, we went early, we could have had a lot more than that.
In context, Trump did not say in the passage above that the virus itself was a hoax. He instead said that Democrats’ criticism of his administration’s response to it was a hoax. He muddied the waters a few minutes later, however, by comparing the number of coronavirus fatalities in the U.S. (none, at that point in time) to the number of fatalities during an average flu season, and accusing the press of being in “hysteria mode”.
This is the perfect time to really show people how the left operates to control the narrative, to frame innocent people, and to push Anti-American propaganda.