On Monday, April 13, 2020, at the latest White House coronavirus press briefing, President Donald Trump tried to bury criticism of his response to COVID-19 by playing a several-minute-long campaign-style video montage showing a number of clips of people praising the federal government for giving medical supplies. The video appeared to have been copied from a montage used on Sean Hannity’s show.
“It’s very sad when people write false stories,” Trump said after the video finished. “We have hundreds of statements, including from Democrats and Democrat [sic] governors.”
Commenters on social media were shocked by the stunt. Many criticized the major cable networks for not cutting away when the video began playing.
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