Trump Adviser Refers to Pandemic in Past Tense on Same Day Covid Kills 1,147 People - 2020-08-26
WASHINGTON — Larry Kudlow, the top economic adviser to President Trump, used his remarks during the second night of 2020 Republican convention to give a master class in misdirection and revisionist history. It's hard to know which portion of Kudlow's speech to single out first for fact-checking, but perhaps the most egregious moment came when he referred to the Covid-19 pandemic in the past tense, as if it were over.
"It was awful," Kudlow said. "Health and economic impacts were tragic. Hardship and heartbreak were everywhere. But presidential leadership came swiftly and effectively with an extraordinary rescue for health and safety to successfully fight the Covid virus."
Was awful. Were tragic. Hardship and heartbreak were everywhere.