This virus is revealing how much the media hates our president.
If you’ve happened upon any of the relentless coverage by the legacy media during the past couple of weeks, you may have made this observation as well.
Consider January 31 of this year, when President Donald Trump announced that foreign nationals who had traveled to China in the past 14 days would be denied entry into the United States. Trump took a lot of heat for the move, and news outlets rushed to criticize the travel ban despite the virus spreading from Wuhan throughout China at the time.
When he further banned travel from Europe, the same talking heads were quick to excoriate him while simultaneously wailing that the president had not done enough.
Now, with daily conferences being held in the White House press briefing room, the left-wing media has taken the opportunity to repeatedly attack Trump.
And it’s all happening at the expense of the American people.
First, they barraged Trump with questions about whether or not he had been tested for the virus, despite showing no symptoms. Then, when he did get tested (and the results came back negative) the leftist media pivoted and criticized him for taking a test that could have gone to someone else, given the short supply as labs work to ramp up their testing capabilities.
Then it was his use of the term “Chinese coronavirus” that set their hair on fire, even though the term is descriptive and was even used by outlets like CNN, Reuters, and others to describe the outbreak before the President used the term.
Even more recently, when talking about the potential of chloroquine, a common anti-malaria drug, to be used to treat the virus, NBC’s Peter Alexander used his question time during the press conference to accuse Trump of giving Americans false hope simply because he said he “felt good” about the possibility of the drug working.
Unlike most other politicians, however, Trump has fought back. Instead of letting the media walk all over him, he has used the opportunity to expose them.
“Is it possible that your impulse to put a positive spin on things may be giving Americans a false sense of hope?” Alexander asked, causing Trump to retort, “I feel good about it. That’s all it is—just a feeling.”
“We have nothing to lose,” he added.
But Alexander kept hammering, causing Trump to call him out for his sensationalistic reporting.
“The American people are looking for answers, and they’re looking for hope. And you’re doing sensationalism,” said Trump. “Let me just say something: That’s really bad reporting. And you want to get back to reporting instead of sensationalism. Let’s see if it works. It might and it might not. I happen to feel good about it, but who knows? I’ve been right a lot.”
Right on schedule, shortly after the press conference concluded, CNN ran a piece on their website titled “Trump peddles unsubstantiated hope in dark times,” while touting Anderson Cooper’s own display of false hope. Meanwhile, the USA Today editorial board accused Trump of peddling “snake oil.”
Meanwhile, in the real world, most Americans approve of the Trump’s handling of the crisis, 55 percent in a recent Ipsos/ABC News poll, even as they try to comply with local orders to stay in place, while also suffering from the economic setback the virus has caused.
But you wouldn’t know that from listening to the liberal media, who seem all too excited to gin up their audience with apocalyptic fears.
The virus has provided yet another opportunity for Americans to witness what many have known for a long time: that much of the national press truly is, as Trump so famously put it, “the enemy of the people.”