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Al Gore Hammers Trump's Coronavirus Lies: 'You Can’t Gaslight A Virus'

Former vice president says Trump is learning the hard way to "pay attention to what the scientific facts are."

Former Vice President Al Gore said he feels bad for supporters of President Donald Trump who’ve believed the misinformation coming from the White House during the coronavirus pandemic. 

“Those who follow him, I’m afraid many of them have been misled,” Gore told CNN’s Don Lemon, noting Trump has claimed the virus would “disappear” and slammed criticism of his response as Democrats’ “new hoax.” 

“I feel badly for those who believe that stuff and have not been protecting themselves,” Gore said. “And we still have states that have not adopted the kind of policies that Dr. [Anthony] Fauci and the real experts have advised, partly because they’ve made it kind of a political partisan kind of issue.” 

But Gore said he’d rather move forward ― and saw encouraging signs from Trump.

“I think the president to his credit has been moving away from that,” Gore offered. “I think he’s learned that you can’t gaslight a virus. You’ve really got to pay attention to what the scientific facts are.”

He said he didn’t want to trade “potshots” with Trump, but would rather see the president continue to accept the realities of dealing with the virus.

See Gore’s full conversation with Lemon below:

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