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As Stock Markets Crash, Trump Blames ‘Fake News Media’ For Reporting On Coronavirus Outbreak


As Stock Markets Crash, Trump Blames ‘Fake News Media’ For Reporting On Coronavirus Outbreak

On Monday morning, the Dow Jones industrial average dropped more than 1,800 points at the open while the S&P 500 fell more than 7%, a massive sell-off that triggered a circuit breaker and halted trading for 15 minutes before regular trading resumed.

In response to the historic selloff, President Trump unleashed an early morning tweetstorm accusing the “Fake News Media” and Democrats of trying “to inflame” the coronavirus outbreak as the virus spreads globally and across the U.S.

“The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power (it used to be greater!) to inflame the CoronaVirus situation, far beyond what the facts would warrant,” Trump tweeted.

“Surgeon General, ‘The risk is low to the average American,’” Trump added.

Trump in tweets later Monday praised Vice President Pence and others members of the White House coronavirus task force, saying his decision to restrict travel from virus-stricken nations “saved many lives.”

“So much FAKE NEWS!” Trump declared.

Trump also accused the media of stoking unnecessary fear over the coronavirus outbreak within the U.S., asserting in contradiction to U.S. health officials that it was comparable to influenza.

“So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!” Trump tweeted.

There are more than 100,000 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus worldwide, including more than 560 in the U.S., according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Trump then rage tweeted against President Barack Obama and his former Vice President Joe Biden, calling their administration “the most corrupt Administration in the history of our Country.”


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