Trump’s reelection team is trying to prevent ads that use his speech against him

The Washington Post

The campaign sent a cease-and-desist letter last week threatening to sue broadcasters for running a “patently false, misleading and deceptive” advertisement paid for by the progressive political action committee Priorities USA. The complaint focuses on a bit of editing trickery: The ad, featuring footage from a rally, cuts from Mr. Trump saying “coronavirus” to Mr. Trump saying “this is their new hoax.” The president later argued he wasn’t calling the virus itself a hoax, but rather the Democrats’ attempts to “pin this on somebody” by lambasting the White House response to the epidemic.