Trump coronavirus comments run afoul of Twitter, Facebook

President Donald Trump falsely claimed that children are “almost immune” from COVID-19 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
2:53 | 08/06/20

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We will go to the white house now. President trump is at odd with Facebook and Twitter after they take action about false claims about the coronavirus, to claim kids are virtually immune. Reporter: Hey, George, good morning to you. Social media giants were quick to act on this false claim. Here's the reality about children and covid, many have become infected. Sadly, some have even died. Overnight, Twitter and Facebook both accusing president trump of spreading misinformation on the coronavirus. Facebook altogether deleting a post by the president's campaign. Twitter briefly locking out the campaign's account, not allowing any new tweets until the video in question was removed. That video a clip of the president on Fox News falsely claiming children are immune to covid. Children are almost. I would almost say definitely, but almost immune from this disease. Reporter: It's a claim he repeated again from the white house podium. If you look at children, they're able to throw it off very easily. Reporter: According to CDC, there are nearly a quarter million documented cases of the coronavirus in kids and several studies suggest while children are more likely to have mild symptoms, they could also be spreading the virus to adults. Even the president's own medical experts say it is downright false to claim children cannot get infect ft. Lauderdale if you are talking about a conclusion that children in general are immune. Children do get enfektd, therefore, they're not immune. Reporter: Overnight, calling Facebook another flagrant bias against the president. Reporter: Now on the campaign front, this pandemic upended plans for party conventions. Joe Biden is fought going to Milwaukee at all. The trump campaign is now saying he is probably going to give this speech at the white house. This is already getting pushback from Democrats. Even some Republicans who are questioning the legality of using the white house for an overtly political event like this, George, you know this would be a major break in precedence. Most sought political events far away. It could be legal, no one helping him. So it's hard to see if that could happen. Meantime, we have the stalemate in the stimulus talks. The Democrats and Republicans seem to be at odds on this. The president is threatening to take unilateral action. We will question the legality of that as well. Reporter: He is threatening this unilateral action. It's still unclear what he can do. He is saying the white house will go at it alone if they can't reach a deal by Friday tomorrow. A couple things they might be considering to keep renters protected from eviction. Payroll tax the president has been pushing for again, George, at this point it looks like there is no sign they will reach a deal by tomorrow. Thanks very much. George, now to the very

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