President Donald Trump became irritated during the coronavirus press conference over questions about his “hoax” comments and the supposed “muzzling” of NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci.
Speaking at a rally in South Carolina on Friday, Trump said that Democrats are “politicizing” the coronavirus and quoted a supporter who called it the “new hoax” to try to beat him. During Saturday’s presser, Trump was asked about the remarks.
“You were down in Charleston last night using the word hoax when talking about Democrats,” said one reporter. “Somebody now is dead from this, do you regret that kind of talk?”
“No no no, hoax referring to the action that they take to try and pin this on somebody, because we’ve done