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Exponential Threat: Donald Trump on the Coronavirus

Background Information
This Youtube video was created by the channel Priorities USA, and it was posted on March 23, 2020. This video was created during the coronavirus pandemic.
Technique Used
Attack Opponents
This is propaganda because
This is propaganda because it is attempting to influence the public opinion to distrust President Trump by playing sound clips of things he has said during press conferences about the coronavirus. As he is speaking about how the US is handling the pandemic well, the background has a chart that maps the amount of cases in the US that have occurred since January 2020.

Whether or not you agree with President Trump, this is clearly an example of propaganda for a few reasons. First, the sound clips used are all only portions of things he has said in interviews, and thus, the creator is not presenting all of the information available. Second, the year 2020 is another election year, and opponents are typically looking for ways to undermine their competition. By portraying Trump as being incapable of handling the pandemic, the creator is attempting to persuade viewers into not voting for him in the upcoming election.
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