President Donald Trump on Monday unleashed an expletive-laden rant attacking the media for dedicating their coverage to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic which has already claimed nearly 225,000 American lives since February.
“As you know your state is doing great with the pandemic,” Trump told the crowd at a campaign rally in Prescott, Arizona. “Pandemic. They are getting tired of the pandemic, aren’t they?”
“They are getting tired of the pandemic. You turn on CNN, that’s all they cover. Covid, Covid, pandemic, Covid, Covid. Covid, Covid, Oh uh,” he complained.
“You know why? They’re trying to talk everybody out of voting,” Trump falsely claimed. “People aren’t buying it, CNN, you dumb bastards.”
“They’re not buying it,” trump said as the crowd roared with cheers and applause. “It’s all they talk about.”
"Biden wants to listen to Dr. Fauci," Trump says, prompting boos and yells of "lock him up!" pic.twitter.com/UuFdPM0g6R
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Trump then attacked his opponent Joe Biden for listening to scientists and experts like Dr. Fauci.
“Biden wants to listen to Dr. Fauci,” Trump said, prompting boos and yells of “lock him up!”