Andreas Rentz / Getty ImagesFormer Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sits on stage for the “Hillary” media conference during the 70th Berlinale International Film Festival Berlin at Grand Hyatt Hotel on Feb. 25, 2020, in Berlin. (Andreas Rentz / Getty Images)
By Tim Graham
Published September 11, 2020 at 2:30pm
“Trump lied. People died.” This was the hot smear from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer after the first snippets of tape were leaked by Washington Post bigwig Bob Woodward from his new anti-Trump book, “Rage.”
The president told Woodward back in March that he wanted to downplay the coronavirus so people wouldn’t panic, even though he said he’d been told it was an airborne threat.
Predictably echoing Schumer, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough dug into the mud bucket: “Donald Trump says he didn’t want Americans to panic. No, he just wanted to sit by and watch them die.” Insert the MSNBC pandemic slogan: “This is who we are.