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Chelsea Clinton tried to lecture President Trump on coronavirus, slams into big beautiful wall of facts

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Since the left-wing-aligned media were unwilling to do their jobs, it took an army of well-informed Trump supporters to educate Chelsea Clinton after CNN allowed her to share blatant misinformation/disinformation to the public.

As the coronavirus situation was just beginning to draw some serious media scrutiny last week, CNN ran a scurrilous op-ed from her and a co-author titled, “Under Trump, America is less prepared for a coronavirus outbreak.”

A day after the piece’s official publication, Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, tweeted the dubious column to her roughly 2.5 million followers.

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As of Wednesday morning, the tweet boasted thousands of responses from people annoyed by her factually inaccurate “fear mongering” and “exploitation” of the crisis.

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Clinton’s piece contained a large number of misleading statements.

“Unfortunately, President Donald Trump has taken actions that many doctors and experts agree will leave the US less prepared to respond to COVID-19,” she wrote. “He has eliminated the position of Global Health Czar and has repeatedly proposed cuts important to global health funding — thankfully they have failed to pass in Congress.”

She neglected to mention that Trump’s assigned Vice President Mike Pence to serve as the czar of a task force specifically focused on coronavirus prevention.

She also neglected to mention that, despite some proposals, funding to the CDC and NIH have in fact increased during President Donald Trump’s term in office.

“Trump has often shown deep ignorance and cruelty on issues of global health. During the Ebola outbreak, when he was still a reality TV host, he said the US should not allow Ebola-infected citizens and aid workers to come back to the US,” her op-ed continued.

While this was true, the claim that it was an ignorant and cruel remark doesn’t fit with the facts. Keep in mind that Ebola is far deadlier than the coronavirus. Yet as it stands, the CDC has opposed efforts to fly coronavirus-infected Americans back home.

Clinton then slammed Trump for suggesting that the U.S. “stop all flights from Ebola infected countries” and claimed that stopping flights would have brought “potentially harmful consequences.”

Again, keep in mind that Ebola is far deadlier than the coronavirus. And yet numerous airlines have been suspending flights because of the latter.

“[I]n addition to sharing his often false opinions on Twitter, he claimed earlier this month that the coronavirus would weaken in the warmer weather despite no evidence to that effect,” she continued.

Fact-check: FALSE.

There’s a theory that, in April, when it gets warm — historically, that has been able to kill the virus,” the president said last month.

According to actual news sources, there is indeed such a theory, though in this case it doesn’t seem the theory will prove true.

While it is possible that this virus, like many other respiratory viruses, will not survive as readily in warm temperatures, it will be encountering a ‘completely susceptible’ U.S. population, said Maciej F. Boni, an associate professor of biology at Penn State University,” the Las Angeles Times reported last week.

“Hardly anyone in this country has been exposed to the new virus, so there’s been no chance to develop immunity. That means the coronavirus has plenty of opportunity to infect people and get passed along, Boni said.”

Perhaps the most egregious misinformation peddled by Clinton was the blatant lie that the president has been too “distracted by his impeachment” to plan for the coronavirus.

As acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney revealed last week, the administration has been planning for the coronavirus since January, if not earlier. However, its efforts were ignored by the left because of THEIR obsession with impeachment.

“The last time we enforced a federal quarantine was 1969 for small pox. We did it over a month ago in this administration in order to prevent a further outbreak in this country. We took extraordinary steps four or five weeks ago. Why didn’t you hear about it? What was still going on four or five weeks ago?” he said.

“Impeachment. And that’s all the press wanted to talk about. So while real news was happening, and we were dealing with it … the press was covering their hoax of the day because they thought it would bring down the president. The reason you’re seeing so much attention to it today is that they think this is what’s going to bring down the president. That’s what this is all about.”

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Vivek Saxena

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