Tapper: I Did Not Fact Check AOC “Mischaracterizing” Trump Because He Didn’t Say The Truth Either

Tapper: I Did Not Fact Check AOC “Mischaracterizing” Trump Because He Didn’t Say The Truth Either

CNN’s Jake Tapper explained on Twitter why he did not step in to correct Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for claiming President Trump called the coronavirus a “hoax” on Sunday’s broadcast of CNN’s ‘State of the Union.’ Tapper tweeted while Ocasio-Cortez was wrong to say Trump called COVID-19 a “hoax,” he did say it is a hoax that he downplayed the gravity of the crisis.

“I guess that’s the problem with a politician who lies so often; while I agree that Democrats are mischaracterizing what he said, what he did say was also false so it’s tough to justify taking the time for a fact check when it’s not taking a stand defining the truth,” Tapper tweeted.


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