With the media in a complete frenzy – all you have to do is watch the afternoon Covid 19 briefings to watch reporters desperately searching for Trump gotcha moments – the lies about Trump replicate as fast as the coronavirus.
Even a 60 Minutes Australia piece on the pandemic, which I happened to see, hysterically blamed the spread on just two people: Chinese Chairman Xi and Donald Trump!
Who doubts the Dems will soon take up this mantra?
To counter the propaganda and restore your own sanity, I’m sharing some arguments to dispel the lies.
One you see and hear all the time is that Trump eliminated the NSC Directorate handling global pandemics. This charge was first brought up by Democrat candidate Joe Biden.
Sounds terrible! Makes for a good headline.
Unfortunately for the Left, it’s not true.
Frontpagemag reports, “Not surprisingly, Biden’s very serious charge caught the media’s attention on a grand scale. Too bad it was an unadulterated lie. Former National Security Council (NSC) official Tim Morrison, who was the senior director for counter-proliferation and bio-defense at the NSC when Trump’s ‘draconian cuts’ had supposedly occurred, explains that the office in question was simply combined with others in a reorganization that ‘left the bio-defense staff unaffected.’ ‘What actually happened,’ says the American Spectator, ‘was that the president streamlined the bloated NSC, reorganizing some sections to accomplish that goal. In that process, three departments with roughly the same mission were consolidated.’ Morrison painstakingly laid out these facts in an op-ed published by the Washington Post, where he not only praised the president for his efforts to ‘finally create real accountability in the federal government’s expansive bio-defense system,’ but also derided critics for having ‘misconstrued or intentionally misrepresented’ the facts regarding Trump’s action.”
Another lie: Trump didn’t act fast enough. Nancy Pelosi has reinvigorated this charge. On Sunday talk shows she accused Trump of “fiddling while people are dying” from the virus. She has even invoked Watergate by asking on Twitter “what did the President know and when did he know it?”
As with every Democrat trick, the purpose is to deflect from their own inaction. While Trump created a White House Coronavirus Task Force on January 29, the Dems gave no attention to it. The Senate impeachment trial started January 21 and was occupying their every moment.
On January 31, Trump declared coronavirus a public health emergency and banned all travel from China to the U.S. Even Dr. Fauci has said this move “absolutely went a long way towards limiting infections in the U.S.”
By contrast, Biden and the Dems objected and cried racism even after he banned travel from Europe.
They don’t care to remember that now. They were infected with impeachment-itis. It wasn’t until February 5 that the House Committee on Foreign Affairs held its first coronavirus hearing.
While the Dems were still pushing illegal immigration, Trump shut the southern and northern borders in March.
While the media and the Dems were poo poo-ing all the avenues being explored for a cure, the Trump administration was busy with “around-the-clock efforts to accelerate the development of coronavirus diagnostic capabilities, treatments, and vaccines, on February 29 the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued emergency approval for the development of new commercial coronavirus tests. To enable this goal to be realized as quickly as possible, President Trump instructed the agency to dramatically cut the bureaucratic red tape that traditionally had stood in the way of swift action. Meanwhile, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) provided large sums of money to help accelerate the production of diagnostic tests. Trump also issued emergency orders that allowed HHS “to immediately waive provisions of applicable laws and regulations to give [all] healthcare providers maximum flexibility to respond to the virus and care for patients.” And on March 16, the National Institutes of Health announced the start of a clinical trial aimed at creating a coronavirus vaccine — representing one of the fastest vaccine-development launches in the history of medicine,” according to frontpagemag.
What was the next talking point? Trump endorsed an unknown medicine in hydroxychloroquine, a tested malaria drug. It has proven 95% successful in its use. I’m not sure the same can be said of aspirin or ibuprofen for the common headache.
Then we have the charge of not enough respirators, ventilators and masks. Trump himself shot this down with the simple truth that the Obama administration didn’t replace or increase our national stockpile.
Frontpagemag again notes, “On March 4, HHS announced that it was going to purchase 500 million N95 respirators for the Strategic National Stockpile. A week later, President Trump signed a memorandum directing his administration to make general-use face masks available to healthcare workers. And six days after that, on March 17, the Department of Defense, in response to a request by the president, announced that it would be providing 5 million additional respirator masks as well as 2,000 specialized ventilators.”
When New York Governor Andrew Cuomo bitched that the Trump people were not giving New York City enough of ventilators and respirators, it turns out that he himself rejected bumping up stockpiles of them years ago. You see, it’s much more fun to spend money on pet SJW projects than on boring things like medical equipment.
The Dems are not done. They will continue to cry “Incompetence!” “Chaos!” “Racism!” and “Uncaring!”
It won’t work. Americans can see daily at these briefings that the President is all over this.
While they try to chip away at his presidency, he will chip away at their truthfulness.
Which one do you think will triumph?