5:57 am eastern
Associated Press: Well, he was nominated by someone far-right
Twitter: Yeah, well, to cite an argument we completely ignored when Barack Obama won, Hitler was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, too, so clearly Trump is a Nazi.
Nazi trends on Twitter and Facebook
Media: FAR RIGHT
“Far right” trends on Twitter
🔴 Media: NEW FREAKOUT HEADLINE OMGBBQ ALERT ALERT: ‘Play it down’: Trump admits to concealing the true threat of coronavirus in new Woodward book
Media: TRUMP LIED. HE DOWNPLAYED!
“Downplay” trends on Twitter
Media: Trump CONCEALED!
“Downplay” continues to trend on Twitter
Conservatives on Twitter: Didn’t Trump already say this during a press conference back in March?
Twitter: NAZI! DOWNPLAY! NAZI! DOWNPLAY! NAZI! DOWNPLAY!
Democrats: Well clearly this is all Trump’s fault:
Nancy Pelosi @TeamPelosiTrump and Republicans downplayed the deadly threat of the #coronavirus. Moscow Mitch decided to take a 'pause' rather than help the American people with a strategic plan. Don't be misled. Their failure and denial are costing lives. https://t.co/cC3qyP9QhW
The Internet remembers:
(A month after this … )
Democrats: Let’s have Joe Biden give a conveniently pre-written speech already loaded into the prompter about this story that just broke a bit ago.
CNN drops the coverage mid-speech
Conservatives: Didn’t you same media downplay this as being less worse than the flu?
Twitter: DOWNPLAY DOWNPLAY DOWNPLAY DOWNPLAY DOWNPLAY
Media: DOWNPLAY DOWNPLAY DOWNPLAY DOWNPLAY DOWNPLAY
Conservatives: I mean, alllllll of you were downplaying this right at the exact time Trump suspended travel from Wuhan:
Media: But we aren’t president. Who was racist for doing that.
Conservatives: But Fauci praised the move. And yeah, you aren’t, but you blasted the actual president for not reacting the same way you’ve been reporting about this pandemic: with hyperventilating hysterics .
Politico: Uh … Fauci disputes this
Fauci trends on Twitter
Media except for Politico: IGNORE
Conservatives: ¯\_( ツ)_/¯
Twitter: Hey, why didn’t Woodward tell everyone this six months ago?
Conservatives: You mean as opposed to sitting on it for six months and then pushing it, as timing would have it, weeks before the election? We’re sure that wasn’t at all planned.
“#PenceKnew” trends on Twitter
Media notices “downplay” isn’t trending on Twitter anymore
Media: Hey, what about “play it down?” ‘Play it down’: Trump admits to concealing the true threat of coronavirus in new Woodward book
Conservatives: How is not behaving hysterically and inciting the nation into a panic over a virus we know nothing about while reiterating the concern over spread a negative? He said nothing to Woodward that he didn’t already say [motions to video above].