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President Trump’s reelection campaign sent cease and desist letters to local news outlets on Wednesday threatening legal action if they refused to stop airing a Democratic super PAC’s ad suggesting the president called the coronavirus a “hoax.”
Priorities USA, led by a former adviser to Hillary Clinton, released the ad as part of a $6 million effort to attack Trump’s response to the pandemic. Titled “Exponential Threat,” it followed other ads in splicing together Trump’s statements to make it appear as though he said: “The coronavirus, this is their new hoax.”
According to The Washington…