Why Joe Biden Will Never Become U.s President. A commercial by 2020 Democratic nominee front runner Joe Biden has earned the Washington Post’s worst possible reality ranking of “four pinocchios.”
In the ad, Trump says “coronavirus,” followed by “this is their new hoax.”
However, as the Wapo article states, to build the story, the Biden campaign omitted more than 120 terms in between.
President Donald Trump referred to coronavirus politicisation as a “hoax,” not calling the virus itself a hoax.
We can't sit by and lose this country to Donald Trump. Today, we take it back — together.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) March 3, 2020
The Washington Post fact-checker column awarded four Pinocchios to former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday for a campaign ad that generates “a false narrative that does not represent the incident as it occurred.”
The column said the video editing distorts the comments made by President Trump about the coronavirus.
Why Joe Biden Will Never Become U.s President.
In a campaign rally in South Carolina last month, the campaign ad says Trump referred to the coronavirus as “a hoax,” but Washington Post fact-checker Meg Kelly called the editing of the president’s remarks a “blatant” misrepresentation.
“At the 10-second mark [of the ad], the camera shows a tight shot of the president saying ‘coronavirus’ and then cuts to a wide shot where [Trump] says, ‘this is their new hoax.’ Both clips are from Trump’s Feb. 28 campaign rally in North Charleston, S.C., but he never said ‘coronavirus, this is their new hoax.’ Rather, Biden’s ad clipped a large part of Trump’s speech to make it seem as though he had,” the article explained.
“Ultimately, the seriousness of the coronavirus outbreak, the fact that Trump had clarified his comments on the matter before the ad was released, and the blatant way the Biden camp isolated his remarks about the American Dream pushed us to Four Pinocchios,” Kelly added. “Campaigns must be willing to make their case without resorting to video manipulation.”
Biden’s campaign defended the ad.
“Donald Trump is America’s most cynical president and one of the world’s least trustworthy human beings,” Andrew Bates, Biden’s campaign spokesperson, told the Post.
“We don’t trust his attempt to clean up next day and in that same vein he’s made a lot of remarks. And the assertion that the American Dream was’ late’ in the Obama administration’s
final year— during America’s longest streak of job growth— is categorically untrue and yet another example of Donald Trump’s deep skepticism.”
Why Joe Biden Will Never Become U.s President
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