Trump: ‘If I Ever Said Something So Mortifyingly Stupid,’ Media ‘Would Come Down on Me with a Vengeance’

Craig Bannister | June 26, 2020 | 9:50am EDT
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“This is beyond a normal mistake. Why isn’t the media reporting it?” President Donald Trump asked Thursday, tweeting video of former Vice President Joe Biden’s claim that “120 million” people have died in the U.S from the coronavirus (COVID19).

“Now we have over 120 million dead from COVID,” Biden said Thursday while touting the Affordable Care Act in Pennsylvania.

Biden’s claim is actually 1,000 times that of the actual death toll and he did appear to realize his mistake, but the media pool video cut off as soon as he made the mistake, Fox News reports:

“As of Thursday, there have been more than 122,000 – not million -- coronavirus deaths in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins figures.

“While Biden appears to immediately catch himself after his gaffe -- the pool video of Biden’s comments cuts off after he made the remark – Republicans were quick to jump on the former vice president’s comment.”

Trump introduced the video clip by saying that, if he had made the same mistake, media would have brutalized him, instead of ignoring it:

“If I ever said something so mortifyingly stupid, the Fake News Media would come down on me with a vengeance. This is beyond a normal mistake. Why isn’t the media reporting it?”

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