‘OH MY GOD’: Viewers shocked as ‘insane’ Trump accuses NY governor of creating ‘death panels’ in Fox coronavirus rant

During a Fox News "town hall" with President Trump and the White House coronavirus task force, Trump read a headline from the right-wing website Gateway Pundit that accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of establishing "death panels" in his response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Citing the article, Trump said that Cuomo "had a choice" to order thousands of ventilators back in 2015 but refused to do so.

"This says, 'New York Governor Cuomo rejected buying recommended 16,000 ventilators in 2015 ... for a pandemic,'" Trump said, reading from a printout of the article. "'...established death panels and lotteries instead.' So, he had a chance to buy in 2015, 16,000 ventilators at a very low price and he turned it down. I'm not blaming him or anything else, but he shouldn't be talking about us."

It should be noted that the Gateway Pundit has an incredibly low credibility rating from fact checkers. According to the media watchdog group NewsGuard, the Gateway Pundit "regularly publishes hoaxes and widely shared conspiracy theories."

Trump's comments were met with a wide array of criticism on Twitter: