"we spent months acting like it would never come here."
That's because it was a "Democratic hoax."
#15 | Posted by DANNI
A fabrication, also known as a lie.
Let's hear from the left's favorite "go to source" for the truth.
"Despite creating some confusion with his remarks, Trump did not call the coronavirus itself a hoax."
Snopes, March, 2020.
#20 | POSTED BY RHET
Your source doesn't say Danni is wrong.
At a February 28, 2020 rally, Trump claimed "[t]his is their new hoax."
He didn't say what the hoax was at the rally. But he was talking about criticism of his administration at the time for not doing enough to stop Coronavirus from becoming a full blown pandemic emergency in the US.
Trump claimed we only had 15 cases "Because of the fact that we went early..." And he claimed it was no worse than the flu. This is all from the rally.
So while Trump didn't claim Coronavirus was a Hoax itself and didn't actually exist, he insisted that part of the Hoax was the idea that Coronavirus was going to come here and be a serious pandemic after his administration had done such a "good job"...literally like Danni is responding to.
By the way, this is from your own Snopes article.
Bottom Line: Trump claimed the danger of Coronavirus coming to the US as a pandemic and killing a large number of people was part of a Democratic Hoax to criticize his administration for not taking the virus seriously.