(Tea Party PAC) – CNN’s Jim Acosta, their leading White House correspondent and archnemesis to President Trump, had a chat with fellow anchor Anderson Cooper, stating he believed that Trump was “scared” referring to the demeanor of the commander-in-chief at the coronavirus press conference.
Now, keep in mind, this is a man who is employed by CNN with a reputation for being extremely hostile and antagonistic toward the president. It’s very likely that Acosta is just looking for ways to undermine the president and his authority during a crisis situation. That would totally fit with the narrative of the left who wants to paint Trump up to be incompetent, especially during an election year.
Here’s more on this from Breitbart News:
He said, “Anderson, I will tell you in seven years I have covered the White House, that is the most stunning briefing I have ever sat through. To have public health officials come in and try to explain to the American people that they need to come to grips with the fact – or the very strong likelihood that we’re going to see 100,000 to 200,000 Americans die over the next couple months from the coronavirus. I have to tell you — it was just downright chilling.”
Acosta continued, “I will say in terms of what the president was saying in the briefing room, this was President Trump changing his tune on the coronavirus. At one point he said it’s not the flu, it’s vicious. That’s after he has compared it to the coronavirus in the past. You mentioned just a few moments ago where he was advising that Americans perhaps start wearing scarves because of these recommendations that are starting to come from people like Dr. Fauci that perhaps wearing masks in public might be a good idea. At one point, the president said we’re about to enter a ruff two-week period. This is just a stark contrast from what the president was saying a couple of weeks ago and how he’s been describing this coronavirus all along.”
Well, it’s not exactly a bad thing to refine one’s position on something as more information becomes available. That’s a mature response to have. The more we learn about this virus, the clearer it becomes that this is not at all like the flu and those who are refusing to acknowledge that fact are setting themselves up to become victims of this horrible illness, not to mention becoming carriers that put the rest of us in danger.
Unfortunately, leftists will look at how Trump is changing his approach and will angrily assault him for not taking it more seriously from the get-go. That’s not helpful right now, not to mention the president acted appropriately according to the information he had been given at the time, and was merely trying his best to be a comfort to the people of our country in his own way.
Acosta added, “The other thing I think needs to be pointed out, at one point the president, when I asked him, you know, could we have mitigated this a lot better? Could we have reduced the number of people facing, you know, the possible likelihood that they may die over the next couple of months? The president said, you see what happens when you get off to a late start? He was pointing the finger at that point at New York state and other areas that weren’t really mitigating very strongly at first. But, Anderson, the same thing could be said of the president. He got off to a late start because of the way he was telling people that this was going to go away, that this was going to miraculously disappear, and so on. I tried to press the president on that at a number of points, and he said, you know, when he was pressed on this, he said he simply wanted to keep people in good spirits, that he didn’t want to be somebody who was passing along bad news and he wanted to be an optimist and so on. But I have to tell you, Anderson, I’ve never seen President Trump like this. I know people might say, well, you know, I can’t ever trust him. He’s a phony and so on. People may say that. Anderson, I have to tell you sitting in that room that close to him, I’ve never seen President Trump like this. I think, to some extent, he is scared right now, Anderson, and we could all feel that in the room.”
“I think there are going to be so many lessons learned moving forward, Anderson,” Acosta said. “The stark message we got in the briefing room this evening is unmistakable. This country is about to go through a horrendous, terrible experience, and I have to tell you, people may not believe the president when he says any of this, and I have been — you and I’ve been, you know, pretty critical of him from time to time. This was a different Donald Trump tonight. I think he gets it, Anderson.”
Wow. Is that actual praise from Jim Acosta? A positive word about our president from his archnemesis? Guys, we really might be living in the end of days. The credits might be set to roll on this show called human history. Next thing you know, cats and dogs will be living together in harmony.
It’s time to set aside politics and to go all out in finding ways to help and love one another regardless of our beliefs. We need to ban together otherwise this is going to be a very long and difficult road toward recovery. Let’s hope we all get on board with that message.