Despite claiming that he downplayed the coronavirus pandemic to avoid starting a panic, President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Thursday in an effort to incite panic and fear among Americans over his Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

During an interview with veteran journalist Bob Woodward n February, Trump admitted that coronavirus is far worse than the flu and that he downplayed the threat. Of course, he said that he did not want to cause panic and has used that excuse to defend his lies to the American public.

“I wanted to always play it down,” Trump said. “I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic.”

The problem is that Trump is all about causing panic and inciting fear and hatred. And he did it again in a string of tweets telling Americans that Biden wants to “destroy our country” and other false accusations about Biden’s agenda.

Trump clearly loves panic and chaos, which is what he is trying to sow ahead of the election in an effort to scare people into voting for him. He wasn’t concerned about panic across the country. He only cared about preventing Wall Street from panicking to protect his precious stock market, which plunged anyway. But now nearly 200,000 Americans are dead because Trump did not treat this virus seriously when he had the chance to warn Americans early on. He failed to keep us safe, yet he expects us to believe all of his fear-mongering lies about Biden. Don’t fall for it.

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