(Tea Party PAC) – When you’re President Donald Trump, you’re darned if you do, darned if you don’t. No matter what actions this man takes, he’s going to be roasted alive by the mainstream media. These are the same news organizations that refused to acknowledge all of the times their golden boy, former President Barack Obama, lied while in office, simply because they wanted to fulfill their duty as propaganda machines for the Democratic Party.
Right now, the leftist media is attempting to once again destroy the president by accusing him of lying about the severity of the coronavirus pandemic when it all kicked off, after information from a new book by Bob Woodward is set to hit the shelves made it into the news.
It’s a narrative that has already started to fall apart.
This “bombshell” revelation led to the hashtag #TrumpLiedPeopleDie trending and everybody on the left predictably acting as if the president’s decision to promote collective calm versus panic during a time of great duress — when supply chains were failing and some Americans were already hoarding goods — was to blame for the coronavirus eventually overtaking the country.
FYI, the coronavirus eventually overtook virtually every country on Earth.
During an interview with the president late Wednesday on Fox News’ “Hannity,” both Trump and FNC host Sean Hannity pushed back on the left’s rhetoric.
Hannity started the pushback by pointing to Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden’s loud opposition to the travel ban the president had instituted in January.
“Ten days after the first identified case, you put the travel ban in effect, and then it was a subsequent ban — the first quarantine in over 50 years. [Biden] said it was hysterical, xenophobia and fear-mongering on your part,” the host said.
Yet National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci later testified that the travel ban that Biden and other Democrats opposed had in fact been responsible for saving lives amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The left jumped all over the president for taking this action, using it to call him xenophobic and racist, which is always the go-to insult from anyone on the left. Now, all these months later, they are jumping all over him for not taking this same action sooner. You really cannot win with these people. And that, of course, is exactly the point.
Hannity’s point was that though the president had promoted calm, his administration hadn’t been just sitting idly by. Behind the scenes, away from the public spotlight, the administration had been enacting numerous policies meant to slow the virus.
Agreeing with the host’s point, the president noted that all he’d said was “don’t panic. We don’t want to be jumping up and down and going wild. Don’t panic. I’m a cheerleader for this country, and I don’t want to see panic.”
And he wasn’t alone. In January, February and March, every sector of the left — from top Democrat politicians to Democrat media outlets — sang the same tune.
Joe Biden on February 28: "It's not a time to panic about coronavirus" pic.twitter.com/y5ZLeAFRal
— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) September 10, 2020
Media Hacks 👉🏻 Trump downplayed the Coronavirus
Reality 👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/gD0q4OuQxA
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) April 1, 2020
.#Democrats did the same thing in February. Several Democrat leaders, including @SpeakerPelosi, downplayed the danger of #COVID19. How many Americans did they kill? Will you condemn her , @NYCMayor Bill De Blasio, and others? pic.twitter.com/gG9mB6x2JV
— Michael Lunn (@rmlunn) September 10, 2020
Yet thanks to the Woodward “bombshell,” every Democrat seen above is now singing a different tune — an anti-Trump one seemingly designed to hurt the president’s approval rating as the pivotal 2020 general election looms closer.
And again, every single one of these Democrats, including Biden, initially expressed loud opposition to the president’s successful travel ban.
“I did something very important at the end of January. I banned China because the people from China were heavily infected, and I had a lot of people … believe that that we shouldn’t ban them, it was no reason to ban them,” the president pointed out to Hannity.
“And Biden was going around for many, many weeks after that saying it’s not even going to be a problem. We could have lost two million, maybe even more [people] than that if we did it a different way, and we’ve done a really good job, and if you look at our numbers, our fatality numbers compared to other countries.”
The United States’ case-fatality rate is among the lowest in the world, while it’s deaths per capita isn’t in the top ten:
Hannity went on in the course of the program to note the difference between promoting a calm approach to the virus and downplaying it altogether. If the president had been downplaying it, he wouldn’t have went along with many of the experts in their suggestions to lockdown and social distance, etc.
Truth of the matter is, Trump treated the virus very seriously, but tried to keep everyone calm and was helping people to avoid freaking out over the illness, because that would’ve led to chaos. Could he have been better and more clearly spoken about it? Probably. But Trump isn’t a professional politician. He speaks like an everyday person. And that’s what our country has needed for a long time.
“Actions mean something, and you taking it seriously was very clear then, and then when you said, ‘Well I don’t want people to panic,’ they say, well, you must have been downplaying it. Wouldn’t your actions contradict that narrative?” he asked the president.
“What I wanna show is a calmness. I’m the leader of the country. I can’t be jumping up and down and scaring people. I don’t wanna scare people. I want people not to panic, and that’s exactly what I did,” the president replied.
“And if you look at the representatives of Joe Biden, you see they said this won’t be a problem. He didn’t think it was going to be a problem until months later. He was way late. Pelosi was way, way late, and I was at the end of January far ahead of everybody because I did something nobody wanted me to do.”
This is another nothing burger the left is attempting to hype up in order to turn people against Trump to try and pull the election out from underneath him. The president isn’t perfect. That much is true. But you know, we don’t need him to be. He’s doing a fine job.
And the left isn’t doing anything to solve the issues surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. All they do is panic and destroy everything in sight under the guise of keeping us “safe.”
Hard pass here.