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Jerry Falwell Jr. goes on Fox News and spins unhinged coronavirus conspiracies to defend Trump

Mar 13, 2020

By Brad Reed

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. on Friday uncorked an unhinged rant on “Fox & Friends” where he said that the entire world has deliberately overreacted to the coronavirus pandemic solely to hurt President Donald Trump.

Falwell started out his rant by claiming there wasn’t nearly this much hysteria surrounding the H1N1 pandemic in 2009, without noting that H1N1’s fatality rate was less than 0.1 percent, whereas the fatality rate for coronavirus is more than ten times higher.

“It makes you wonder if there’s a political reason for that,” Falwell said. “Impeachment didn’t work, and the Mueller report didn’t work, and Article 25 (sic) didn’t work, and so maybe now this is their next attempt to get Trump.”

Of course, countries across Europe and Asia have gone into complete lockdown to slow the spread of the virus, which seems like an extreme step to take if their goal were really to hurt Trump’s poll numbers.

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