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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 9, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Trump said this number was false, as the mortality rate was actually much less because their number didn’t take into account unreported cases. In an interview with Sean Hannity on March 4, Trump challenged WHO’s number. “Well, I think the 3.4% is really a false number,” Trump said, asserting that the actual mortality rate is “way under 1 percent.” And Trump was right. He wasn’t downplaying the mortality rate, as has been suggested. As testing in the United States has increased, the mortality rate has decreased. The same is true worldwide.

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    April 9, 2020 at 6:11 pm

    Two days after Trump declared the coronavirus a national emergency, the Washington Post ran an opinion piece by Elizabeth Cameron, who ran the White House pandemic office under Obama, alleging that Trump had dissolved the office in 2018. She claimed because of this, “the federal government’s slow response to the coronavirus isn’t a surprise.”This claim spread like wildfire, even though it was completely false. Days after WaPo ran the piece, they published another article by Tim Morrison, former senior director for counterproliferation and biodefense on the National Security Council, who debunked the allegation made by Cameron and other former Obama administration officials.

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    April 9, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    The Washington Post again was the source of another bogus claim when they reported that intelligence agencies warned about a possible pandemic back in January and February and that Trump “failed to take action that might have slowed the spread of the pathogen.” It was fake news. The Trump administration had begun aggressively addressing the coronavirus threat immediately after China reported the discovery of the coronavirus to the World Health Organization. In actuality, it was Trump’s critics who weren’t taking the coronavirus situation seriously. Joe Biden even accused Trump of “fearmongering” and “xenophobia” for his travel ban. Even now, the Washington Post is suggesting the travel ban wasn’t enough.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 9, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    Back in February both Joe Biden and Mike Bloomberg (who hadn’t dropped out of the Democratic primary yet) accused President Trump of cutting funding to critical health agencies during a primary debate. “There’s nobody here to figure out what the hell we should be doing. And he’s defunded — he’s defunded Centers for Disease Control, CDC, so we don’t have the organization we need. This is a very serious thing,” Bloomberg claimed. The Obama-Biden administration “increased the budget of the CDC. We increased the NIH budget. … He’s wiped all that out. … He cut the funding for the entire effort,” Biden claimed. They were both wrong.

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    April 9, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    According to an Associated Press fact-check, proposed budget cuts never happened, and funding increased. They acknowledged that some public health experts believe that a bigger concern than White House budgets “is the steady erosion of a CDC grant program for state and local public health emergency preparedness,” but, they note, “that decline was set in motion by a congressional budget measure that predates Trump.”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 9, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    In late February, the New York Times claimed that the Trump administration had “muzzled” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), by preventing him from speaking publicly about the coronavirus without approval from the administration. It wasn’t true. But, the claim was echoed throughout the mainstream media, and ultimately was brought up in a press briefing, and Trump was asked directly about it, and he let Dr. Fauci clear it up.“I’ve never been muzzled, ever, and I’ve been doing this since Reagan,” he said. “I’m not being muzzled by this administration.”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 9, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    Trump didn’t act quickly and isn’t doing enough: If you listen to Democrats, Trump didn’t act quickly enough and is botching the government response. Joe Biden has tried to perpetuate this falsehood by giving press briefings telling Trump what he should be doing. The big problem with that is that when Biden has offered his own plan, he simply took things that Trump had already done, said he should do those things, and pretended they were his own ideas. In addition to this, one of the most significant actions taken by Trump, the travel ban with China, was actually opposed by Joe Biden, and Trump’s critics on the left. Unfortunately for them, WHO experts admitted Trump’s actions saved lives in the United States.

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    April 9, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    Trump told governors they were “on their own”: In a tweet sent last week, New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay claimed that during a conference call with governors about the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump told them they were “on their own” in getting the equipment they need. “‘Respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment — try getting it yourselves,’ Mr. Trump told the governors during the conference call, a recording of which was shared with The New York Times.” She lied. Ms. Gay deliberately misrepresented Trump’s words. Trump actually told governors on the call: “Respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment — try getting it yourselves. We will be backing you, but try getting it yourselves. Point of sales, much better, much more direct if you can get it yourself.” The false narrative that Trump had told governors they were on their own, essentially to expect no help from the federal government, spread like wildfire.

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    April 9, 2020 at 6:08 pm

    A Politico hit piece from early March claimed that the World Health Organization offered the United States coronavirus testing kits, but Trump refused to accept them. This claim spread quickly, and Joe Biden even alluded to it during his March 15 debate with Bernie Sanders, claiming, “The World Health Organization offered the testing kits that they have available and to give it to us now. We refused them. We did not want to buy them.”It wasn’t true. “No discussions occurred between WHO and CDC about WHO providing COVID-19 tests to the United States,” WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris explained.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 9, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    Trump called the coronavirus “a hoax”: To this day the left (and the media) claim Trump called the coronavirus a hoax. He said no such thing. While the country was distracted by impeachment, the Trump administration was busy addressing the coronavirus outbreak, taking various measures to limit the spread of the virus in the United States. Impeachment quickly faded, so they decided to aggressively politicize his response to the coronavirus outbreak. Joe Biden even called Trump’s travel ban with China an overreaction, and accused him of trying to scare the public. “This is no time for Donald Trump’s record of hysteria and xenophobia ± hysterical xenophobia — and fearmongering to lead the way instead of science.” President Trump responded to these allegations during a rally in South Carolina, calling the Democrats’ politicization of the coronavirus “the new hoax.”

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 9, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    O’ hallelujah on high! The wise words of an actor! Now we will all know how to vote! What would all of us rabble have done if an actor had not spoken up and imparted their wisdom upon us, the great unwashed. All hail, sir actor!

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 9, 2020 at 6:07 pm

    All the Democrats are focused on is getting rid of Trump. They have done nothing but fight him at every turn. What has this woman done for her district, nothing but spew hatred.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 9, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    I swear Trump derangement syndrome has milked your brain! When Trump shut down travel from China back when this shit started, Democrats called him racist. He tried to stop this from coming to America. Hell, with H191 back in 2009 Obama waited until 1000+ Americans died before he even declared an emergency. Where was the whining? So stfu, turn off the media and do what YOU can do to protect your old ass. Our President is doing the best possible job in spite of the Democrats’ obstruction.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 9, 2020 at 6:06 pm

    Honestly, I prayed for God to send us someone who would stand up for what we believe in. Who would not sit there and just listen to the hate the Democrats would spit at us.(Republicans). I wanted someone to defend us and our way of life. To stand up for us, speak back when people put us down…God answered me. He gave us Donald Trump.

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    April 9, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    When America overcomes this battle with Coronavirus, (and we will) the Chinese Communist government must be held accountable for their willful disregard for the health and well being of the world. China hid the true story of the devastation coronavirus would cause. As Americans we can make a conscious choice to buy American first, return manufacturing and production to our shores and end our reliance on China.

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    Anonymous Reply Report comment

    April 9, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    Today, Senate Democrats stood on the chamber floor and shamefully blocked adding an additional $250 billion of relief money to a program designed to help American small businesses keep its workforce employed.