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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 01:45 AM

33 false claims about the crisis

By Daniel Dale and Tara Subramaniam, CNN
Updated 6:59 PM ET, Sun March 22, 2020

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump began March with a barrage of false claims about the coronavirus pandemic -- understating the extent of the crisis, overstating the availability of tests, inaccurately blaming his predecessor and wrongly insisting that the crisis was unforeseen ...

Trump is serially reluctant to admit error, even trivial slips he makes while reading prepared speeches. Instead of correcting himself, he usually pretends that he has not slipped at all.

During his Oval Office address to the nation about the coronavirus on March 11, Trump, speaking from a script, announced that he was imposing restrictions on travel from Europe -- and then added that "these prohibitions will not only apply to the tremendous amount of trade and cargo, but various other things as we get approval. Anything coming from Europe to the United States is what we are discussing."

As he was forced to explain on Twitter after the speech, he was not actually banning trade and cargo from Europe ...


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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 02:58 AM

1. Trump lies

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