The Coronavirus Collection: Trump and the Pandemic

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

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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.

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Did Trump Say This About the COVID-19 Pandemic? Two statements the U.S. president made roughly a week apart in March 2020 came under...
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Is This Timeline of Trump’s Coronavirus Responses Accurate? U.S. President Donald Trump claimed that he felt COVID-19 was a pandemic "long before it...
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Did President Trump Refer to the Coronavirus as a ‘Hoax’? Trump's commentary on the new coronavirus came before the virus began killing patients in the...
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Did President Trump Say ‘People Are Dying Today That Have Never Died Before’? A number of hoaxes have circulated amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Did Donald Trump Say ‘Never Blame Yourself’? This quote has been circulating since at least 2004, but its provenance is still unknown.
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Did Trump Say Governors Had To Treat Him Well To Get COVID-19 Supplies? A statement by the president was misleadingly represented in a quote meme.
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Did Trump Tweet He’d Deny Stimulus Checks to Any Who Used #NotMyPresident? Fake Trump tweets were just the tip of the iceberg as misinformation swirled during the...
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Did Trump Administration Fire the US Pandemic Response Team? As a new coronavirus spread in 2020, so did concerns about the United States' preparedness...
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Did President Trump Cut the CDC Budget? As the new coronavirus spread in February 2020, so did concerns about the United States'...
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Was ‘Coronavirus’ Replaced with ‘Chinese Virus’ in Trump’s Notes? U.S. President Donald Trump has faced criticism for his insistence in referring to COVID-19 as...
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Did US Sen. Graham Say Trump Knows More Than CDC About Medicine? The senator defended President Donald Trump's handling of the new coronavirus outbreak, but he didn't...
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Does Trump Own Stock in a Company CDC Uses for COVID-19 Tests? The U.S. president’s finances are complex, but does Donald Trump actually benefit from the CDC’s...
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