Former President Donald Trump issued a letter addressing a number of charges he alleges he was unfairly accused of and has now been proven correct.
In a pair of emails, Trump claimed that he was correct about everything in the run-up to the election and that traditional media outlets had “lied” about his assertions to make him look bad.
“Hydroxychloroquine works,” Trump claimed in an email that featured a long variety of allegations that have subsequently been proven to be false.
“Have you noticed that they are now admitting I was right about everything they lied about before the election?” the former president asked before going over other items on the list.
“The Virus came from a Chinese lab,” Trump said. “Hunter Biden’s laptop was real.”
“Lafayette Square was not cleared for a photo op. The ‘Russian Bounties’ story was fake,” he wrote.
He continued, “We did produce vaccines before the end of 2020, in record time.”
“Blue state lockdowns didn’t work. Schools should be opened,” he added. “Critical race theory is a disaster for our schools and our country.”
And “our Southern Border security program was unprecedentedly successful,” he said.
Let’s look at some of his claims.
Lab leak ‘conspiracy’ proven?
Before last year’s election, Trump highlighted a notion that the coronavirus could have originated in a virology lab in Wuhan, China, and consistently referred to it as the “China Virus” to imply its origin. Dr. Anthony Fauci refuted the idea, and the mainstream media supported this claim.
However, a series of recently revealed emails from Fauci himself indicates that the doctor was informed that the virus was most likely caused by a lab leak. The emails also reveal Fauci was aware of a joint attempt by the World Health Organization and the Chinese government to debunk allegations about the lab breach, Washington Examiner reported.
The emails charge Fauci of a “cover-up,” according to Republican Sen. Rand Paul, who has called for a probe into him. Fauci and the media “actively deceived the public,” House Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Fla.) said.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) took the emails a step further, claiming that if the media accurately reported that the virus originated in China, Trump would have won the 2020 presidential election on his own.
“If Trump was right [about the lab leak theory], it would have changed the outcome of the 2020 election, I believe,” Graham told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday. “And if we could have proven that early on in 2020 it was a lab leak coming from China, not occurring naturally, the public would want revenge against China, and who would they turn to: Biden or Trump?”
“If it were known in February that Trump was right [in] 2020, I think he’d be president today,” he said in the interview.
In 2020, Trump lauded the efficacy of the antimalarial medication hydroxychloroquine and even took it himself. The claim was debunked by the media at the time.
However, a recent trial of COVID-19 patients indicated that when the medicine was used in combination with azithromycin in higher-dose therapy, the survival rate increased by about 200 percent.
Lafayette Park ‘photo op’
Last year the media claimed that Trump had ordered his administration to forcibly clear Lafayette Park for a ‘photo op’ at St. John’s Church.
“Just an unbelievable use of military and police force to clear out Lafayette Park of protesters for a photo op at St John’s Episcopal Church,” CNN’s Chief Domestic Correspondent Jim Acosta tweeted at the time.
“He’s using the American military against the American people,” then-Democratic presidential frontrunner Joe Biden said.
“A report released Wednesday by Interior Department Inspector General Mark Greenblatt found park police who used flash-bangs and other non-lethal crowd control munitions during the June 1 incident were given the go-ahead to do so before anyone knew Trump planned to walk over. Greenblatt said the park was actually being cleared so that anti-scale fencing could be installed,” The Daily Caller reported.
Trump told Georgia election officials to ‘find evidence of fraud?’
Following the chaotic 2020 election, an audio recording obtained by the Washington Post appeared to show Trump instructing Georgia elections official Frances Watson to “find the fraud,” implying that he wanted her to invent something, according to the Trending Politics.
The Washington Post later reported: “Correction: Two months after publication of this story, the Georgia Secretary of State released an audio recording of President Donald Trump’s December phone call with the state’s top elections investigator. The recording revealed that The Post misquoted Trump’s comments on the call, based on information provided by a source. Trump did not tell the investigate to ‘find the fraud’ or say that she would be ‘a national hero’ if she did so.”
‘Russian bounties’ on U.S. troops in Afghanistan?
Last year, the media claimed that Trump took no action in response to ‘Russian bounties’ on U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
But Trump has stated that if he believed it was genuine, he would have discussed it with Putin. Since then, top military officers have stated the same thing.
“It just had not been proved to a level of certainty that satisfies me,” U.S. Central Command chief Gen. Frank McKenzie told NBC News.
The New York Times then published a report pointing out the lack of evidence.
There are others that have been refuted for quite some time:
— Trump never said there were “fine people” on both sides of a deadly protest in Charlottesville, Va., in 2017 involving Antifa and white supremacists/neo-Nazis.
— He never called illegal immigrants “animals.”
— He didn’t “flat-out lie” when he claimed Obama “wiretapped” his 2016 campaign—Obama did, or at least his administration did.
— One of the fake media earliest claims, that Trump removed a bust of Martin Luther King” from the Oval Office, was swiftly discredited.
Over the last six months, Trump has hinted at a presidential run in 2024, declaring in April that he is “looking at it very seriously, beyond seriously.”