Trump Cites Lying Article By Homocon Gateway Pundit Site To Attack NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Over Ventilators

Mediaite reports:

President Donald Trump quoted Gateway Pundit conspiracy blogger Jim Hoft during a Fox News town hall to falsely claim that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo refused to purchase 16,000 ventilators in 2015, when no such purchase was considered or offered.

“It says ‘New York Governor Cuomo rejected buying recommended $16,000 ventilators in 2015 for the pandemic,’ for a pandemic, established death panels, and lotteries instead,” Trump said. “So he had a chance to buy, in 2015, 16,000 ventilators at a very low price and he turned it down, I’m not blaming him or anything else but he shouldn’t be talking about us. He’s supposed to be buying his own ventilators.”

Trump was quoting a Gateway Pundit blog post that falsely accuses Cuomo of turning down the purchase of ventilators in 2016, and which is based on an opinion column penned by the co-inventor of the original “death panel” lie, Betsy McCaughey.

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