CNN had Ocasio-Cortez on and she, of course, blamed the Trump administration for everything evil in the world. Including one point where she said that the president called the coronavirus a hoax:
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 (Text EMPOWER to 88022) (@abigailmarone) March 22, 2020
SO after the Trump campaign calls him on out it, Tapper admits he thought about correcting her, but let it go anyway:
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. https://t.co/MdPeulQpZ1
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) March 22, 2020
Soooo he lets a lie go on air because a different criticism might be true? Seems legit. I’m sure they let Republicans get away with that too, right? LOL!