This morning on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez repeated the lie that President Trump referred to the coronavirus as a “hoax.”

Host Jake Tapper later explained that he “thought about” fact-checking the Queens socialist, but “didn’t because he *did* call a hoax the concerns of those saying that the response from the president was insufficient and that he was downplaying the gravity of the crisis”:

And “it’s tough to justify taking the time for a fact check when it’s not taking a stand defining the truth”:

TBH, this isn’t a great look:

Everything is broken:

Welcome to the new rules:

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