90 Miles From Tyranny : New Pro-Biden Super PAC Ad Spreads Two Debunked Claims Against Trump

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

New Pro-Biden Super PAC Ad Spreads Two Debunked Claims Against Trump



A new advertisement from a pro-Joe Biden super PAC makes two debunked claims about President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

"Donald Trump didn't create the coronavirus. But he is the one who called hoax [sic]. Who eliminated the pandemic response team. And who let the virus spread unchecked across America," a voiceover in Unite the Country's ad states. "Crisis comes to every president. This one failed."

The claims that Trump called the virus a "hoax" and "eliminated the pandemic response team" have both been fact-checked and found to be misleading, at best.

A Washington Post fact-check gave a Biden advertisement that was edited to show Trump calling the virus a "hoax" four Pinocchios, the fact-check's worst rating.

The advertisement edited a speech from a Trump rally on Feb. 28 to show him referring to the coronavirus as "their new hoax." Trump was referring, however, to Democratic attacks against his administration's response to...




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