Though Donald Trump was just lately caught on tape saying he likes to downplay the pandemic, he regarded a voter within the eye on Tuesday night time and claimed he has really been up-playing it.
“If you happen to imagine it’s the president’s accountability to guard America, why would you downplay a pandemic that’s identified to disproportionately hurt low-income households and minority communities?” a younger girl requested him throughout a city corridor occasion in Pennsylvania.
“Yeah, properly, I didn’t downplay it,” Trump stated, mendacity proper to the voter’s face. “I really, in some ways, I up-played it by way of motion.”
The city corridor questioner was clearly annoyed by Trump’s lie as she tried to interject, however he continued to ramble on about his COVID journey ban (which wasn’t much of a ban in any respect).
“With China, I put a ban on. With Europe, I put a ban on,” the president stated. “And we’d have misplaced 1000’s of extra individuals had I not put the ban on.”
It’s price noting that as Trump brags concerning the bang up job he did responding to the pandemic, more than 200,000 Individuals have died from the virus – greater than some other nation on the planet.
Trump lies to a voter who asks why he downplayed the pandemic: “I didn’t downplay it. I really, in some ways, I up-played it.” pic.twitter.com/KNhEkKhs3G
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Trump is on tape bragging about downplaying the virus
As Pleasure Reid famous after airing the city corridor clip, Trump is actually on tape saying he likes to downplay the virus, regardless that he has privately identified all alongside how lethal it’s.
“There’s a tape that exists that we’ve performed on this present of Donald Trump saying, ‘I prefer to downplay it.’ … He actually stated these phrases,” the MSNBC host stated.
New audio out this week even revealed that across the identical time Trump was publicly demanding states re-open, he was privately calling the virus “a killer.”
That didn’t cease Donald Trump from trying a voter straight within the eye on Tuesday night time and mendacity.
Sean Colarossi at the moment resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts diploma in Journalism from the College of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for each of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He additionally labored with Deliberate Parenthood as an Inexpensive Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, serving to northeast Ohio residents receive medical insurance protection.