Part of a Donald Trump rally in South Carolina has been making the rounds on social media, with many making the claim that the President called COVID-19 a hoax. Trump did not call the Coronavirus a hoax, what he did say was that some people were politicizing his administration’s handling of the virus threat as “their new hoax.” You can view part of the rally here.

The Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus. 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. They tried anything – and this is their new hoax
-Donald Trump 02/28/2020

Verdict: Misleading

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