Magic: Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump, implies that the coronavirus is a political hoax while claiming that the virus “will magically all of a sudden go away and disappear” after the election in November.
Trump, appearing on “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” told Fox News host Jeanine Pirro that Joe Biden and the Democrats were using the coronavirus pandemic to prevent his father from holding political rallies:
Biden loves this. Biden can’t go on stage without making some horrible blunder. I mean, even from his basement, he’s making awful gaffes every single day. So his campaign is thrilled that he’s not going out there. And they think they’re taking away Donald Trump’s greatest tool, which is being able to go into an arena and fill it with 50,000 people every single time.
Trump continued, making the ridiculous claim that the coronavirus would “magically” disappear after the election in November:
You watch, they’ll milk it every single day between now and Nov. 3. And guess what? After Nov. 3, coronavirus will magically all of a sudden go away and disappear and everybody will be able to reopen.
They’re trying to deprive him of his greatest asset, which is the fact that the American people love him. The fact that he’s relatable, the fact that he can go out there and draw massive crowds.
They’re actually stoking fear in this country. They’re doing a massive disservice. They’re being totally disingenuous about the whole thing. But they’re doing it for one reason. They want to hurt Trump.
Trump’s claim that the coronavirus will “magically” disappear is simply absurd and reflects a profound failure in critical thinking.
In a statement, Kate Bedingfield, Deputy Campaign Manager and Communications Director for the Biden campaign, declared in part:
With almost 90,000 Americans dead, 1.5 million infected, and 36 million workers newly jobless…for Eric Trump to claim that the coronavirus is a political hoax that will ‘magically’ disappear is absolutely stunning and unbelievably reckless…
The simple fact is that President Trump ignored the threat of the coronavirus for months and has mishandled the response at every step since — destroying the strong economy he inherited from the Obama-Biden administrations and leading to countless unnecessary death…
Trump’s campaign knows he can’t run on that dismal record so they’re desperate to do whatever they can to throw up a smokescreen to try to conceal his historic mismanagement of this crisis…
NEW: @KBeds responds to Eric Trump: “With almost 90,000 Americans dead, 1.5 million infected, and 36 million workers newly jobless…for Eric Trump to claim that the coronavirus is a political hoax that will ‘magically’ disappear is absolutely stunning and unbelievably reckless.” pic.twitter.com/G2gU998pZm— TJ Ducklo (@TDucklo) May 17, 2020
Bedingfield is right. Trump’s claim is “absolutely stunning and unbelievably reckless.” And Bedingfield is not alone in condemning Trump’s reckless remarks. The following is a sample of reactions via Twitter:
After saying Biden can’t go on stage without making a horrible blunder, Eric Trump accuses Democrats of manufacturing Coronavirus shut downs to prevent Trump from holding rallies. He goes on to claim after Election Day, “Coronavirus will magically disappear” like it’s a hoax pic.twitter.com/nytfmbVN8I
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) May 17, 2020
The entire Trump family dishonors the 90,000 Americans that have perished.
Every member of the Trump family should be prosecuted for their numerous crimes https://t.co/UsSZyp0xyE
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) May 17, 2020
Eric Trump says Democrats are “milking” lockdowns to “deprive” his dad of campaign rallies.
“After November 3rd, coronavirus, will magically all of a sudden go away and disappear.”
Pirro and Trump are both at home cams. More than 88,000 have died.pic.twitter.com/dQUNQKa7dH
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 17, 2020
Bottom line: Eric Trump, the son of President Donald Trump, implies that the coronavirus is a political hoax while claiming that the virus “will magically all of a sudden go away and disappear” after the election in November.