Tapper: I Did Not Fact Check AOC "Mischaracterizing" Trump Because He Didn't Say The Truth Either | Video | RealClearPolitics

Tapper: I Did Not Fact Check AOC "Mischaracterizing" Trump Because He Didn't Say The Truth Either

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CNN's Jake Tapper explained on Twitter why he did not step in to correct Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for claiming President Trump called the coronavirus a "hoax" on Sunday's broadcast of CNN's 'State of the Union.' Tapper tweeted while Ocasio-Cortez was wrong to say Trump called COVID-19 a "hoax," he did say it is a hoax that he downplayed the gravity of the crisis.

"I guess that’s the problem with a politician who lies so often; while I agree that Democrats are mischaracterizing what he said, what he did say was also false so it’s tough to justify taking the time for a fact check when it’s not taking a stand defining the truth," Tapper tweeted.



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