CNN Jake Tapper ADMITS He Allowed Ocasio-Cortez To Lie About President Trump
Here’s just one more scumbag thing that CNN and more specifically Jake Tapper did to help to spread fake news.
Tapper admitted that he allowed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to lie about President Trump when he did an interview with her.
AOC said, “The beds and the capacity that we need in this country. And we’re hearing it every step of the way from this administration. First, we were hearing that it’s a hoax, then we were hearing that everything was fine.”
This all stems from an article from Politico claiming that President Trump called it a hoax, but look how it’s written in the article,
President Donald Trump on Friday night tried to cast the global outbreak of the coronavirus as a liberal conspiracy intended to undermine his first term, lumping it alongside impeachment and the Mueller investigation.
He blamed the press for acting hysterically about the virus, which has now spread to China, Japan, South Korea, Iran, Italy and the U.S, and he downplayed its dangers, saying against expert opinion it was on par with the flu.
“The Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus. They’re politicizing it,” he said. “They don’t have any clue. They can’t even count their votes in Iowa. No, they can’t. They can’t count their votes. One of my people came up to me and said, ‘Mr. President, they tried to beat you on Russia, Russia, Russia.’ That did not work out too well. They could not do it. They tried the impeachment hoax.”
Then Trump called the coronavirus “their new hoax.”
They just said that he called it a hoax. Before this, they quoted him, but now they don’t have a quote proving he called it a hoax? Give me a break.
AOC just repeated the lie that President Trump called coronavirus a "hoax."
This is not true, and has been debunked by numerous fact checking sources.
— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) March 22, 2020
CheckYourFact.com even declared it as false:
Trump referred to the alleged “politicizing” of the coronavirus by Democrats as “their new hoax.” He did not refer to the coronavirus itself as a hoax. Throughout the speech, Trump reiterates his administration is taking the threat of the coronavirus seriously.
Tapper later admitted he knew it was a lie, but chose not to say anything.
“I thought about it, because the president did not call the virus a hoax. But I didn’t because he *did* call a hoax the concerns of those saying that the response from the president was insufficient and that he was downplaying the gravity of the crisis. And that too was a lie,” Tapper said.
“I guess that’s the problem with a politician who lies so often; while I agree that Democrats are mischaracterizing what he said, what he did say was also false so it’s tough to justify taking the time for a fact check when it’s not taking a stand defining the truth,” Jake added