Did Donald Trump say Covid-19 is a Hoax?

The Claim: While running for President, Joe Biden tweeted out an edited video of Donald Trump speaking at a rally. The video was edited to look like President Trump called COVID-19 a “hoax.” (occurred September 15, 2020)

The clip of Trump at a rally is obviously misleading when context is provided:


Full context of Trump calling Covid-19 a “hoax”

“Now the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus. You know that, right? Coronavirus. They’re politicizing it… They tried the impeachment hoax… And this is their new hoax.”

President Trump was calling the politician of Covid-19 a hoax. Similar to the way Democrats used impeachment, Trump is accusing them of using Covid-19 to blame his leadership. He stated that it is their “new hoax.”

At no point did the President say the virus itself was a hoax. At no point did he state that the virus is not real or not a serious threat to the public.

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