Ya can’t make it up. Unless you’re the Leftist State Media (the LSM) and you make it up a lot.
With the death of the Trump-Russia collusion hoax, not to mention the Ukraine impeachment hoax, now comes front and center, courtesy yet again of the LSM, the new Trump Coronavirus Hoax.
The other night in South Carolina, President Trump said this in his pre-primary rally (transcript courtesy of The Gateway Pundit):
“Now the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus. You know that, right? Coronavirus. They’re politicizing it. We did one of the great jobs, you see. ‘How’s President Trump doing?’ ‘Oh, not good, not good.’ (Laughter) They have no clue, they don’t have any clue. They can’t even count their votes in Iowa! (Laughter) .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 have fifteen people in this massive country. And because of the fact that we went early, we went early, we coulda had a lot more than that. We’re doing great. Our country is doing so great. We are so unified. We are so unified. (Loud cheers.)”
As any fool can plainly see, what Trump was saying was that his critics were using his handling of the coronavirus – not the fact of the virus itself – as the new “hoax” after the Trump-Russia collusion and impeachment-because-of-Ukraine hoaxes. Again, here, exactly, is what the President said, bold print for emphasis supplied for the slow-learners in the LSM:
“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.”
Which, also again for the slow learners, means that the President’s handling of the hard, undisputed-by-anybody fact of the coronavirus is being made into the latest Trump-hating hoax, making up out of whole cloth a story that has no basis in fact. That story being that Trump said the coronavirus was a hoax – something that, as plainly seen, he never said.
Yet here is what the media reported, again via TGP
The Washington Post’s columnist Dana Milbank tweeted:
Remember this moment: Trump, in South Carolina, just called the coronavirus a "hoax."
— Dana Milbank (@Milbank) February 29, 2020
And then there is this from Ex-CBS anchor Dan Rather – he who was fired for allegedly using forged documents concerning President George W. Bush’s military service:
Pres. Trump calls coronavirus Dems "new hoax" at a cheering rally. I wonder how they'd view the "hoax" if they found out somebody in the crowd was sick with the deadly disease. I say this with sadness. We need our government to lead, or at least get out of the way of the truth.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) February 29, 2020
Here is Playboy’s Brian Karem:
Coronavirus: WHO Director-General says world is 'at a decisive point' – Trump, meanwhile, calls it a hoax at a rally. https://t.co/F8Be3YAJ4Z
— Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) February 29, 2020
In other words?
There are only two possibilities here. Either these people are idiots and cannot understand the English language. Or….plainly put…they are liars. Cold, deliberate liars.
Ya can’t make it up.
Unless you’re the Leftist State Media.