Gov. Ron DeSantis Reportedly Got a Liberal Professor to Leave the Country
Awesome: Nic Cage At Comic Con Is Just So Good
UNRWA Director Wants to Talk About Bags of Flour, Not Israeli Hostages
Ibram X. Kendi Says Whiteness 'Prevents White People From Connecting to Humanity'
National Women's Law Center President Says Female Athletes Should 'Learn to Lose Gracefull...
UN Climate Change Secretary Watches Dances With Wolves - Now Native American Expert
OUCH! Riley Gaines Owned a Rep So Hard the Dem Wanted it Erased...
Politico: It's Been Two Years and Biden Has Yet to Install a Single...
Priorities: California Target Stores Face Fines For Failing To Have Gender Neutral Toys
Keith Olbermann: Biden Should Invoke the Insurrection Act and Detain Trump
Santa Is Real: NORAD and Community Notes Put a Grinch in His Place
CNN's Jake Tapper and Atlantic Writers Warn of the Dangers of a Second...
Gaslighting Olympic Champion: Twitter Buries Randi Weingarten After Abysmal Student Test R...
President of Harvard SHOCKINGLY Refuses To Say Israel Has the Right To Exist...
Rufo: Get Ready for Another Riot Season

Washington Post fact-checker's tweet makes it sound like President Trump said to 'ignore that pile of bodies' and keep spending

As Twitchy reported, President Trump in Monday evening’s coronavirus briefing said there must be a balance struck between keeping people safe from COVID-19 and keeping the American economy going. It’s practically the same thing that Gov. Andrew Cuomo said earlier in the day with no pushback, but now Trump is getting slammed and #NoDying4WallStreet is trending on Twitter.


The Washington Post seems to think Trump is being impatient by saying he “would love to have the country opened up and raring to go by Easter,” with media hacks suggesting he was setting a deadline. What’s ironic is that WaPo fact-checker Glenn Kessler thought he had to fudge a quote to get his point across:

The quote comes not from Trump but from Bill Gates, who said, “There really is no middle ground, and it’s very tough to say to people, ‘Hey, keep going to restaurants, go buy new houses, ignore that pile of bodies over in the corner. We want you to keep spending because there’s maybe a politician who thinks GDP growth is all that counts.”

So it’s Bill Gates who said it and not Trump, with Gates sort of doing an Adam Schiff “parody.” Here’s the same quote attributed to Bill Gates if you want to remove the context:

Bill Gates said that? Wow.


That tweet really does make it sound like Trump said it, but was it just an accident?


Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Twitchy Videos