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Always-calm Trump lied about coronavirus but patriotically made sure no Americans died of panic

By Rex Huppke, Tribune Content Agency on

So, you see, while nearly 200,000 Americans have died from a virus that President Trump knew was deadly while he was still planning rallies and calling it something that would just go away, and while he admittedly downplayed the seriousness of the virus, he succeeded at not scaring people. Do you know how many Americans die each year from being scared? Probably millions.

So the truth is, President Trump saved millions of Americans who otherwise would have died from being frightened.

Our president would never frighten anybody.

Tweet from Trump, Jan. 21, 2019: “Four people in Nevada viciously robbed and killed by an illegal immigrant who should not have been in our Country. 26 people killed on the Border in a drug and gang related fight. Two large Caravans from Honduras broke into Mexico and are headed our way. We need a powerful Wall!”

It’s just not in his nature.

Tweet from Trump, Oct. 22, 2018: “Sadly, it looks like Mexico’s Police and Military are unable to stop the Caravan heading to the Southern Border of the United States. Criminals and unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in. I have alerted Border Patrol and Military that this is a National Emergy. Must change laws!”

 

As President Trump said Tuesday night regarding the revelations from the Woodward interviews: “I don’t want people to be frightened.”

Trump talking to Hannity on June 25, 2020, about Joe Biden: “He is a candidate that will destroy this country. And he may not do it himself. He will be run by a radical fringe group of lunatics that will destroy our country, and people have to know that.”

The president continued: “I don’t want to create panic.”

Trump speaking at Mount Rushmore on July 3, 2020: “As we meet here tonight, there is a growing danger that threatens every blessing our ancestors fought so hard for, struggled, they bled to secure. Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values and indoctrinate our children.”

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