The Coronavirus Collection: Trump and the Pandemic II

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Snopes fact-checks rumors and memes about U.S. President Donald Trump's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, cont.

  • Published 2 April 2020
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U.S. President Donald Trump has been one of the most visible and outspoken public figures on the world stage since the coronavirus outbreak began. Snopes fact-checks rumors, quotes, and memes pertaining to Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic (cont.).

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Does Trump Benefit Financially by Promoting Hydroxychloroquine as COVID-19 Treatment? The U.S. president is invested in several mutual funds — some of which include very...
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Did Trump Golf, Hold Rallies After Learning About COVID-19 Threat? After Sen. Mitch McConnell suggested the government's response to the initial coronavirus outbreak was in...
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Did the Trump Administration Send 18 Tons of PPE to China in Early 2020? Critics have questioned the wisdom of exporting to China medical supplies that would soon be...
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Trump Campaign Threatens TV Stations Over Coronavirus Ad A cease-and-desist letter from the Trump-Pence campaign committee accuses stations of "airing a patently false,...
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Did Trump Suggest Stopping Public Officials’ Pay During Pandemic? It appears something got lost in translation here.
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Is This a Real Letter from Trump to US Sen. Chuck Schumer? Some questioned whether an acrimonious letter from U.S. President Donald Trump to the senator from...
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Did Trump Say ‘I Don’t Care How Sick You Are … Get Out and Vote’? It's getting easier to encounter old quotes out of context.
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Does Ivanka Trump Hold a Trademark on Coffins in China? In 2018, the United States' first daughter was awarded a variety of trademarks.
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Did All Vegas Hotels Except Trump’s Donate Rooms for COVID-19 First Responders? That would be a lot of hotels.
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Will Trump’s Name Appear on COVID-19 Stimulus Checks? While the unprecedented move could potentially delay these payments, U.S. Treasury officials insist the checks...
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Did Trump Praise China for Its ‘Transparency’ on COVID-19? The president's opinion of China's handling of the coronavirus pandemic has changed over time.
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Is WWE’s Vince McMahon Advising Trump on the Economy? The White House published a list of business leaders said to advise the president on...
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Did Trump Tweet in 2009 That He Would ‘Never Let Thousands of Americans Die From a Pandemic’? Seems like there's a tweet for everything ... but that doesn't make it real.
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Are Doctors and Hospitals Paid More for COVID-19 Patients? Questions were raised on cable news about whether hospitals have financial incentives to diagnose patients...
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Did Trump Say ‘Hundreds’ of Governors Are Calling Him Amid COVID-19 Pandemic? The USA has only 50 governors.
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Did Trump Criticize Governors for Backing off Ebola Quarantines in 2014? A very old tweet got new life during the COVID-19 coronavirus disease pandemic.
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Is Trump Admin Seizing COVID-19 Protective Equipment from States? An urgent shortage persists of N95 masks and other supplies in U.S. medical facilities.
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Is the White House Gift Shop Selling Coronavirus Commemorative Coins? Sometimes names can be deceiving.
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Did Trump Blame Obama for ‘Bad’ COVID-19 Tests? It wasn't the first time the U.S. president suggested his predecessor was somehow responsible for...
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Did Trump Say COVID-19 Deaths Wouldn’t Hurt Anyone as Much as Himself? During an ABC News interview, the president spoke about reopening the U.S. and what he'd...
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Did ‘Live and Let Die’ Play as Trump Toured Factory Without COVID-19 Mask? According to the CDC, everyone should wear some sort of protection over their noses and...
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Did Trump Tweet ‘Some Oldies Will Have to Die’? A routine review of content labeled satire.
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Did Trump Tweet That Obama ‘Had 8 Years to Prepair the Next President for a Pandemic’? A false Republican talking point was encapsulated in a fake tweet attributed to President Donald...
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Did Trump Say More COVID-19 Testing Makes the US Look Bad? The president has been accused of forgetting the people behind the coronavirus case numbers.
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Does This Photo Show Trump Wearing a Protective Mask? The U.S. president went without a mask for much of his visit to a Ford...
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Did Trump Say He ‘Tested Very Positively’ for COVID-19, Meaning Negative? Is the president trying to confuse us?
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