President Donald Trump insisted that he never called the coronavirus a “hoax,” but the problem is that his own words betray him in many different ways even if he didn’t use the word “hoax” in some statements, and Twitter users were quick to remind him what he said.
Trump has a habit of saying things and then turning around and claiming he never said what he said. Of course, nearly everything he says is on video or Twitter, so there are records.
On Saturday, Trump absurdly claimed that he never downplayed the coronavirus.
I never said the pandemic was a Hoax! Who would say such a thing? I said that the Do Nothing Democrats, together with their Mainstream Media partners, are the Hoax. They have been called out & embarrassed on this, even admitting they were wrong, but continue to spread the lie!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2020
Except that he downplayed it multiple times by comparing it to the mere flu even though this virus has killed more people in a month than the flu does in a year. Trump also actually used the word “hoax” to describe the virus during a campaign rally, which he held because he didn’t take the virus seriously.
In response, Twitter called him out.
Pathetic liar. Pathetic liar. Pathetic liar. Pathetic liar. Pathetic liar. Pathetic liar. Pathetic liar. Pathetic liar. Pathetic liar. Pathetic liar. Pathetic liar. Pathetic liar. Pathetic liar. Pathetic liar. Pathetic liar. Pathetic liar. Pathetic liar. Pathetic liar. #Trump
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) April 25, 2020
I suppose you’ll claim you never said these things that you were caught on tape saying either: https://t.co/Qe8rb5bgvb
— D Villella ❄️ (@dvillella) April 25, 2020
“The coronavirus, this is their new hoax.”
As it turned out, you meant their criticism of your abysmal handling of coronavirus was a hoax. It WASN’T.
Your handling SUCKED, and continues to suck. You should just stay away from the word HOAX. Or just stay away from WORDS.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) April 25, 2020
Trump denies he said things he said in Trump vs. Trump.
In order to be a good liar you have to have a good memory. Trump’s short term memory is shot to smithereens. pic.twitter.com/tFaCgDTzF8
— LiA (@LibsInAmerica) April 25, 2020
Oh yes you did and once again here it is on the public record, and now you have over 55,000 dead thanks to your incompetence, resign now: pic.twitter.com/9TKqoAtpGT
— PinocchioDon (@OzzieV3) April 26, 2020
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 26, 2020
You made jokes about corona and said it‘s a hoax. Listen to yourself… pic.twitter.com/6YLpM0cNH4
— Thorsten in Lockdown (@Airvooocht) April 25, 2020
AGAIN, Trump is lying. He said Democrats were using the coronavirus as a hoax. Here he is on video saying it with his own words.https://t.co/lZcRFl7o1e
— ᴛʀᴜᴛʜ ᴡʀɪᴛᴇʀ (@WritesMore) April 25, 2020
Trump kept saying “it’s just the flu, bro” over and over again because he didn’t want to shut down the economy and hurt his re-election chances. He should just own up to it rather than constantly denying and lying about it. A real leader accepts responsibility and moves on.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) April 25, 2020
You said it was a hoax and would go away. You didn’t react quick enough and you asked a doctor if she could inject Lysol in humans. So maybe be quiet.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) April 25, 2020
Trump should take responsibility for his recklessness. Over 50,000 Americans are dead because he failed to take this seriously. This is all on him, and it all goes back to him calling the virus a “hoax” instead of properly preparing the country.
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