Donald Trump brags about high TV viewership of coronavirus briefings

Elias Hubbard
March 30, 2020

President Trump castigated the media for its coverage of the coronavirus crisis.

The Washington Post also made a fact check of former Vice President Joe Biden for his 2020 presidential campaign and it also made a similar juxtaposition.

The ad, which is titled Exponential Threat, splices together different audio clips of Trump downplaying the virus over a graphic showing the number of cases on the rise.

We'll update as more communications roll in.

This turned out to be a laughable disconnect with reality; as of March 29, there are 135,000 confirmed cases in the US, with more than 2,000 deaths - a number that has shockingly doubled from 1,000 just a few days earlier.

The next day, Washington state reported the first USA death linked to the virus, which causes the COVID-19 respiratory disease.

"People are working harder than I have ever seen. Trump's inaction and lies are continuing to hurt millions of Americans and he must be held accountable".

The ad is running in Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, according to the Hill.

Alex Cannon, a special counsel for Trump's reelection team, sent a letter on Wednesday to television stations alleging that the ad-created by the Priorities USA Action Fund-is "patently false, misleading, and deceptive".

The Trump lawyers argued that the president "was talking about the Democrat's politicization of the outbreak when he used the word "hoax" " in late February, thus making the impression in the ad that Trump referred to the virus itself as a "hoax" was not fully accurate.

In the recording, Trump can also be heard saying, "We really think we've done a great job in keeping it down to a minimum".

US President Donald Trump on Saturday launched a scathing attack on "lamestream media" and said one of the reasons that fake news has become so prevalent and far-reaching is the fact that corrupt "journalists" base their stories on sources that they make up to distort a narrative or story.

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