Donald Trump is not just downplaying the coronavirus, he is flat out lying about the global health emergency. And while he is falsely blaming the Democrats for politicizing the virus, it’s he and those close to him who are doing just that. Early Friday his son, Donald Trump Jr., said that Democrats hope coronavirus kills millions of people.  Then Friday night his father claimed, “This is their new hoax.”

To clarify he is saying that coronavirus is a hoax created by Democrats.

The virus that began in China, now has 85,000 confirmed cases around the globe. Nearly 3000 people have died as a result of COVID19. Trump also lied about the number of cases in the United States, saying there are just 15 cases. In reality, there are more than 60 cases confirmed.

Politico writes:

“By undermining the news reporting on the virus and by trying to hold liberals responsible for a potential public health crisis that has little to do with politics, Trump did what he often does best: He sought to deflect blame at a time when many Americans sought leadership and scientific facts.”

Joe Biden reacted to the president’s comments saying, “The president of the United States says it’s a hoax? It’s hard to believe. Even for him it’s hard to believe. It’s just bizarre. Absolutely bizarre.”

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