Trump, who initially called coronavirus a “hoax”, explicitly refuses to take responsibility for the “lag” in testing in the US, blaming what he says were outdated rules and regulations that he says were not designed for this sort of outbreak.
No. He didn’t. Trump commented that the Democrats were trying to use coronavirus as they had used the “Russiagate” affair to try to unfairly remove him from office. At no point did Trump call coronavirus a hoax. Not even slightly.
This is a kind of myth which apparently the progressive-liberal movement now asserts as a fact. In using coronavirus as a political lever they show how totally unfit they are to govern.
Donald Trump, who started out by dismissing coronavirus as a hoax, took the major step of designating it a national emergency.
This shows that these people have zero regard for telling the truth. The progressive-left, the political force which carries power, naturally will say whatever it can get away with.
The Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus. They’re politicizing it,” he said. “They don’t have any clue. They can’t even count their votes in Iowa. No, they can’t. They can’t count their votes. One of my people came up to me and said, ‘Mr. President, they tried to beat you on Russia, Russia, Russia.’ That did not work out too well. They could not do it. They tried the impeachment hoax… This is their new hoax. 
Notice “they are politicizing the coronavirus”. Which means he ‘accepts’ the coronavirus.