Trump’s deadly, ignorant lies': Ex-Fox reporter’s timeline of catastrophic coronavirus falsehoods

‘Trump’s deadly, ignorant lies’: Ex-Fox reporter’s timeline of Trump’s catastrophic coronavirus falsehoods

  • 03/17/2020 9:16 am ET Carl Cameron
'Trump’s deadly, ignorant lies': Ex-Fox reporter’s timeline of Trump’s catastrophic coronavirus falsehoods

Source: Moira Hopkins

Scientists say a least ten million Americans will contract coronavirus.

That number could be as many as 150 million. And Trump is bungling the nation’s response.

Carl Cameron, Front Page Live co-founder and ex-Fox News reporter, has collected here a partial list of Trump’s deadly, ignorant lies to the America public:

January 22, 2020: Totally under control

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Source: Screenshot / YouTube

Asked by CNBC if the US was concerned about the coronavirus pandemic Trump said “No. Not at all. And we have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.”

January 24, 2020: Work out well

Trump retweets fake pic of Pelosi and Schumer in Islamic garb in front of Iran flag. Twitter loses it.

Source: Screenshot / YouTube

Trump tweeted  “It will all work out well.”

January 30, 2020: Recuperating successfully

As he was getting impeache, Trump jokes that veteran Rep. John Dingell is "looking up" from hell

Source: Screenshot/C-Span

Trump at Michigan rally says  “We have it very well under control. We have very little problem in this country at this moment — five. And those people are all recuperating successfully.”

February 2, 2020: Shut it down

Trump and Hannity are terrified John Bolton might testify

Source: Screenshot / Fox News

Trump on Hannity: “How concerned are you?” Trump: “Well, we pretty much shut it down coming in from China. We have a tremendous relationship with China, which is a very positive thing. Getting along with China, getting along with Russia, getting along with these countries.”

February 10, 2020: Miraculously goes away

Trump Rally

Source: Flickr/The Epoch Times

Campaign rally, “Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away,”

February 19, 2020: Numbers getting better

Donald Trump Grimace

Source: Flickr/Roy_17

Trump told Phoenix TV station “I think the numbers are going to get progressively better as we go along.”

February 23, 2020: Very much better

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Trump calls COVID-19  “very much under control…We had 12, at one point. And now they’ve gotten very much better. Many of them are fully recovered.”

February 24, 2020: Stock market looking good

Trump in New Mexico: 'Who do you like more, the country or the Hispanics?'

Source: Screenshot/C-Span

Bragging that he had things under control, Trump tweeted “Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”

February 25, 2020: Great job

Trump makes unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Thanksgiving, gives a speech praising himself

Source: Wikimedia

The next day he tweeted more self-praise:

He wasn’t done for the day, however, because he also said: “I think that’s a problem that’s going to go away.”

February 26, 2020: Not going up

A 'brazen attack':Trump wants to cut disability benefits for hundreds of thousands of people

Source: Screenshot / YouTube

Trump lies about the growing crisis, “We’re going down, not up. We’re going very substantially down, not up.”

He went on to say, “when you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero.”

February 27, 2020: A miracle

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Source: Flickr/Gage Skidmore

Trump, “It’s going to disappear. One day — it’s like a miracle — it will disappear.”

February 29, 2020: Most aggressive

Experts slam media for helping reelect Trump

Source: Flickr/Evan Guest

Trump claimed at a press conference vaccines were coming “very quickly…very rapidly” and falsely claims, “the most aggressive taken by any country.”

Yet at a campaign rally in South Carolina, Trump started pointing fingers at Democrats saying, “This is their new hoax.”

March 2, 2020: A smaller range

Trump declares national emergency over coronavirus

Source: Screenshot/NPR

Trump continues to downplay,  “We’re talking about a much smaller range.”

He also hints that relief is on the way, “A lot of things are happening a lot of very exciting things are happening and they’re happening very rapidly.”

March 4, 2020: Very mild

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Source: Flickr/Gage Skidmore

Trump lies to Hannity, “It’s very mild.”

He even claims that people can continue to work while infected, “If we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work — some of them go to work, but they get better.”

March 5, 2020: Never said it

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Source: Flickr/Gage Skidmore

He walked back the statements from the previous day:

March 6, 2020: Everyone gets a test

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Trump makes a claim that everyone can get a text:

“Anybody right now, and yesterday, anybody that needs a test gets a test. They’re there. And the tests are beautiful…. the tests are all perfect like the letter was perfect. The transcription was perfect. Right? This was not as perfect as that but pretty good.”

He also admitted why he didn’t want the cruise ship to dock in California, “I don’t need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn’t our fault.”

March 7, 2020: Not concerned

Trump team now 'actively sabotaging efforts to prevent the spread of coronavirus', experts say

Source: Flickr/The White House

Trump dismisses the rising death toll, “I’m not concerned at all.”

March 10, 2020: It will go away

Brazilian official who met Trump in Florida last week tests positive for coronavirus 2

Source: Screenshot/Instagram

With COVID-19 deaths rapidly increasing Trump encourages people to ignore the mortal danger, “It will go away. Just stay calm. It will go away.”

 

March 12, 2020: Tremendous testing

Trump embraces war criminals, tries to disgrace decorated U.S. veterans

Source: U.S. Air National Guard

Trump says Americans returning from other countries are being “very heavily tested. If an American is coming back or anybody is coming back, we’re testing. We have a tremendous testing set up where people coming in have to be tested.”

March 13, 2020: Not responsible

POLL: Americans support the impeachment inquiry into Trump

Source: Twitter / @DonaldJGrumpy

While addressing the nation, Trump refuses to take any blame.

“I don’t take responsibility at all”

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