NBC LIES: Claims Trump Called Virus a ‘Hoax,’ Took a Death to Stop Him


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The truth has no place on NBC News. During NBC’s Sunday Today, host Willie Geist continued to push the long-debunked accusation that President Trump called the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) a “hoax” at a Friday campaign rally in South Carolina. On top of that, Geist suggested it took the first death of an American in the U.S. to get the President to cut it out and take the situation seriously.

“President Trump, meanwhile, held a rare Saturday news conference to give another update on coronavirus. He was pressed about his comments at a rally Friday night where he called coronavirus a Democratic hoax against his presidency,” Geist lied at the top of the segment.

Geist’s false accusation was actually the reverse of what the network was saying as recently as the previous evening. According to NBC White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell, during Saturday’s NBC Nightly News, “But here, the President did not repeat his controversial comment at a rally Friday, accusing Democrats of politicizing coronavirus.” O’Donnell was reporting on how Trump addressed COVID-19 at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).


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