Michael Moore Compares Trump to Coronavirus: 'Who's More Dangerous?'
Liberal filmmaker maker suggest president is worse than deadly virus
"If you have the president telling people it's a hoax -- that there's nothing to worry about, that it will disappear as he said yesterday, and it'll be a miracle ... which is more dangerous?" Moore asked during an interview with MSNBC.
"The virus or a president who says that," Moore added.
"Because at least if we were honest and knew everything about the virus, and the facts were all out there, science could start to deal with it," Moore said.
"Whatever inoculation, whatever we need to come up with, whatever we need to invent, we can start that process," Moore continued.
"But the fact that we have only a few hundred test kits in this place or that place -- that there's no effort at all ongoing right now to deal with the shot or whatever we need to get if we need to get it."
"To pretend that it doesn't exist and to tell people out in Tuscaloosa or Detroit that there's nothing to worry about -- and if he's wrong and if the World Health Organization is saying it's now at the highest risk level, what do you call that man who tells his people that there's nothing to worry about and not only that -- but that it's made up by the Democrats and the media," he said.
Moore said that Trump's statement was "the most dangerous thing I've ever heard a president say in my lifetime."
But Moore had not checked the facts.
A Facebook fact checker later debunked the false report that the president called the coronavirus a “hoax.”
Facebook took action against a report from left-wing Politico after Check Your Fact, which is a subsidiary of Daily Caller Inc., flagged the false claim to the social media company.
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He went on to ask what kind of "apparatus do we have to arrest -- not arrest as in handcuffs -- but to arrest the enforced ignorance that he is propagating here."
On Friday, Trump blasted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), accusing the Democrat leader of trying to create "panic" over the coronavirus to give herself a "political advantage."
Speaking during his coronavirus press conference Wednesday night, President Trump was responding to Speaker Pelosi’s criticisms of him.
"Now, the Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus," Trump told a crowd on Thursday night.
"Coronavirus, they're politicizing it. We did one of the great jobs. You see, 'How's president Trump doing?'"
"They go, 'oh not good, not good.' They have no clue. They can't even count their votes in Iowa -- not they can't, they can't count their votes."