Washington Post (FACT-CHECK): TRUMP NEVER CALLED CORONA VIRUS A "HOAX"!!!

edited March 19 in General
And there you have it. Today the Washington post released its fact-check along with snopes and and 2 more fact checker all give this new Democrats narrative the fact checking grade as FALSE .

PER the Washington post: former vice president Joe Biden, in a campaign ad, tweeted March 3, 2020

An onslaught of political advertising is par for the course in any election year. The 2020 presidential contest proves to be no exception.

So, on first glance, nothing was unusual when former vice president Joe Biden, who appears to be on track for the Democratic nomination, took a swing at President Trump. On March 3, he tweeted a video with the caption, “We can’t sit by and lose this country to Donald Trump. Today, we take it back — together.” However, while the caption is standard political rhetoric, the attached video included two clips of the president that meet the Fact Checker’s standards for manipulated video. Our guide includes three broad categories: Some video is taken out of context; other content is deceptively edited; or, in the worst instances, it is deliberately altered.


The Facts

The video begins with Biden at a campaign rally, saying, “I’ll be damned if I’m going to lose my country to this man at all.” Over the next few seconds, the video shows a montage of intentionally unflattering clips of President Trump. So far, it looks like a standard Internet campaign ad.

At the 10-second mark, the camera shows a tight shot of the president saying “coronavirus” and then cuts to a wide shot where he says, “this is their new hoax.” Both clips are from Trump’s Feb. 28 campaign rally in North Charleston, S.C., but he never said “coronavirus, this is their new hoax.” Rather, Biden’s ad clipped a large part of Trump’s speech to make it seem as though he had. Here’s the president’s full quote (emphasis added to show the omission):

“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?’, ‘Oh, nothing, nothing.’ 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 he 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 15 people 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.”

The full quote shows Trump is criticizing Democratic talking points and the media’s coverage of his administration’s response to coronavirus. He never says that the virus itself is a hoax, and although the Biden camp included the word “their,” the edit does not make clear to whom or what Trump is referring.

Moreover, at a news conference Feb. 29, the day after the rally and three days before Biden’s ad was released, Trump was asked about the “hoax” comment. He clarified, “ ‘Hoax’ referring to the action that [Democrats] take to try and pin this on somebody, because we’ve done such a good job. The hoax is on them, not -- I’m not talking about what’s happening here [the virus]; I’m talking what they’re doing. That’s the hoax. … But the way they refer to it -- because these people have done such an incredible job, and I don’t like it when they are criticizing these people. And that’s the hoax. That’s what I’m talking about.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/03/13/biden-ad-manipulates-video-slam-trump/

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Comments

  • Its a edited video. Or manipulated video. I watched the entire video and the entire video is 10 minutes long but they manipulated it to make it look like it was 1 minute long. In its entirety Trump in the video is saying the Democrats are politicizing this CORONA virus and taking it our of proportion like they did with the Russia thing.

    In it Trump saya the Democrats and the media are blaming me for something that the chinese did. The hoax part of it was Trump said the Democrats are trying to lay the blame on Trump for something the chinese did.

    Sad to see fake news being spread in this forum by people who claim they are not fake news.
  • @FactsMatter, any thoughts or comment on you spreading a doctored video which originated from a russian bot account?

    I was going to give you a benefit of the thought but not anymore. From now on i will fact check everything you post so you don't manipulate any of my micro brothers and sisters.
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  • No the truth is @FactsMatter is dead.
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