[CNN] Decoding the viral video on coronavirus protests

[CNN] Decoding the viral video on coronavirus protests

A video went viral when Trump supporters began verbally attacking a local TV reporter at a coronavirus reopening protest in Long Island, New York. This video is being used by both sides — President Trump has retweeted the video at least three times — to argue their perspective on the shutdown. Chris Cillizza explains why this video is a Rorschach test of America right now.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
This viral video of Trump supporters screaming at a reporter is a Rorschach test of America right now
https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/16/politics/donald-trump-media-reporters/index.html

Kevin Vesey Twitter

Trump and some top aides question accuracy of virus death toll
https://www.axios.com/trump-coronavirus-death-toll-d8ba60a4-316b-4d1e-8595-74970c15fb34.html

How Many Covid Deaths? Don’t Ask President Trump

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