• Regarding Coronavirus: Lots of Folks Are Pinning the ‘Hoax’ Charge on the Wrong People

    Surge Summary: There might be some “hoax” activity surrounding the coronavirus issue – but it’s not on the side of the Trump Administration.

    by Gary Bauer
    There have been multiple occasions when leading Democrats and their media allies have knowingly lied and deceived the public about something the president said.  The most notable example, which they continue to repeat, is that Trump praised neo-Nazis demonstrating in Charlottesville, Virginia, as “very fine people.”

    As we and others pointed out, the president specifically said that he was not referring to the neo-Nazis, whom he condemned.  He was referring to the people demonstrating in support of Civil War memorials, and he said there were “very fine people” on both sides of that dispute.

    The latest example is just as absurd.  Democrats now are claiming that the president called the coronavirus “a hoax.”  That’s ludicrous!

    The president has appointed a special task force to deal with the virus, led by Vice President Mike Pence.  He’s having regular meetings with top health officials, and urging executives of pharmaceutical companies to speed up efforts to find a vaccine.

    What the president labeled a “hoax” was not the coronavirus, but the left’s efforts to blame him for the outbreak.  He compared their efforts to politicize the virus to the Russian collusion hoax and the Ukraine phone call hoax.

    But Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg and major media outlets have repeated the lie that the president referred to the virus as a hoax.  Thankfully, some fact checkers (here and here) are calling them out for this blatant distortion.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally Posted here.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.


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