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Trump is pushing a dangerous, false spin on coronavirus — and the media is helping him spread it | Washington Post

By Margaret Sullivan
March 2, 2020

Among the many outlandish statements President Trump has made since taking office, one in particular stands out for me.

Speaking in Kansas City, Mo., in the summer of 2018, he urged the attendees of the VFW annual convention to ignore the journalism of the mainstream media.

“Just stick with us, don’t believe the crap you see from these people, the fake news,” he said. “What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening.”

In other words, if you didn’t hear from me or my minions, it isn’t true.

Chico Marx memorably expressed a similar idea in the 1933 comedy “Duck Soup”: “Who ya gonna believe — me or your own eyes?”

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Source: Trump is pushing a dangerous, false spin on coronavirus — and the media is helping him spread it – Washington Post

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