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Trump's COVID Denial Mirrors Romney’s Climate Denial in 2012, Hurting Election Bid

After contracting COVID-19, President Trump gives thumbs up during a drive by outside Walter Reed Medical Center
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Originally published by The Real News Network.

Back in 2012, climate science Denial created an “October Surprise” moment for the presidential election and a turning point against the presidential prospects of Republican candidate Mitt Romney. In 2020 science denial is again a game changer, this time for Republican President Donald Trump, who has continued to downplay COVID-19’s seriousness, even after he was hospitalized for the disease which has killed more than 210,000 Americans.

A month before Hurricane Sandy reached landfall first in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and then New York City, killing 37 people in New Jersey and 44 in New York, and causing $70 billion worth of damage, Romney downplayed the threat of the climate crisis.

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COVID Denial
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