Eric Trump used his latest Fox News appearance to push an absurd conspiracy theory about Covid-19 - 2020-05-18

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F0.png Eric Trump used his latest Fox News appearance to push an absurd conspiracy theory about Covid-19 May 18, 2020, Aaron Rupar, Vox

The seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic is evident, particularly in the US, where the death toll is approaching 100,000. This reality, however, is not consistently reflected by President Donald Trump in his public remarks — and increasingly, Fox News's Covid-19 coverage has begun to revert to the dangerously flippant tone it had in February and early March, when numerous anchors on America's top-rated cable network characterized the situation as a "hoax" or "scam" being sensationalized by Democrats to hurt Trump.

This can be seen in the lack of coverage the coronavirus has gotten in a number of the network's top-rated shows recently — as I've detailed, the public health crisis has started to take a back seat to the bogus "Obamagate" conspiracy theory — but also in how coverage of Covid-19 has been framed.

For instance, during an appearance on Jeanine Pirro's Saturday night Fox News show, Eric Trump accused Democrats of conspiring to make a big deal out of the coronavirus — all so his dad won't be able to hold rallies before November's election.

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