The Left is once again is salivating like Pavlov’s dog. But this time, with an assist from Bob Woodward, they hope to avoid what has become their familiar role of Wile E. Coyote as Trump successfully evades their traps. The media are apoplectic as excerpts from Woodward’s latest hit job, surfaced at the most opportune time, 55 days out from an election.
Do you remember Woodward of the Washington Post’s Watergate fame? Well, this time he has produced snippets from audiotapes of several hours of interviews conducted with the President. Guess what? Oh, we know you can guess – Bingo, the audio edits dovetail to the exact Democrat talking point for the last three months claiming Trump’s downplaying of the grave threat the virus and cost people their lives.
Spoiler alert – Trump’s actions or statements did not cost people their lives. Trump and his administration were forward-leaning, galvanized the private sector to meet accelerating needs to get ahead of the curve. The specific actions are listed here, here, and here.
The duty of any president in a time of crisis is to project calm to avoid panic and navigate a steady, successful passage through any storm that might wash over the American People. President Trump and his administration’s actions have done just that. Don’t take our word for it, listen to Dr. Fauci claim, “the administration has been impressive, I can’t imagine anyone could be doing more.”
Here is Fauci on September 9th, 2020 defending the president and saying he did not distort facts to the public:
The Right Wire Report created a timeline of various Democrat leaders and Joe Biden, downplaying the virus, during the same time frame as Trump’s statements. But first what exactly were the Democrats up to when this virus started to become an issue?
January 21, 2020 – Dr. Anthony Fauci gave an interview to Newsmax where when asked about the virus threat he said: “Well obviously you need to take it seriously and do the kind of things the CDC and Department of Homeland Security are doing but this is not a major threat to the United States and is not something the citizens of the United States should be worried about.”Watch the video here.
January 22, 2020 – President Trump mentions coronavirus at Davos in a bilateral meeting with the Kurdistan Regional Government press conference.
Question: “Mr. President, do you have a plan to contain the coronavirus in the U.S.?”
President Trump: “We do have a plan, and we think it’s going to be handled very well. We’ve already handled it very well. CDC has been terrific. Very great professionals. And we’re in very good shape. And I think China is in very good shape also.”
January 27, 2020 – Vice President Pence while hosting the Lunar New Year Celebration stated the United States stands with Asians across the globe and at home and delivered remarks about coronavirus. He reviewed specific actions taken by the president.
January 14, 2020 – Democrat primary debate Iowa there was not one mention of the virus.
February 2, 2020 – NYC health commissioner Bardot said, “The risk to New Yorkers for Coronavirus is low, and our preparedness as a city is very high. There is no reason not to take the subway, not to take the bus, not to go out to your favorite restaurant, and certainly not to miss the parade next Sunday.”
February 6, 2020 – NYC, Mayor de Blasio: “The important thing for New Yorkers to know is that in the city currently, their risk is low and our city preparedness is high … We’re telling New Yorkers, go about your lives, take the subway, go out, enjoy life … If it were likely that it could be transmitted casually, we would be seeing a lot more cases.”
Watch Washington Post’s video on all the times’ Mayor de Blasio downplayed the virus:
February 7, 2020 – Democrat primary Debate New Hampshire only Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg mentioned it this way, “The next president is going to face challenges from global health security, like what we’re seeing coming out of China.”
February 7, 2020 – Woodward’s audio of an interview with President Trump where he addresses the virus. The audio is selective snippets and not the release of the complete tape. Trump said on the 7th, “This is deadly stuff,” and on March 19th he told Woodward, “Well, I think Bob, really to be honest with you … I wanted to always play it down, I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic.”
February 12, 2012 – The Democratic lead House Judiciary Committee voted, 22-10, to terminate President Trump’s expanded travel ban and rein in presidential authority to issue such travel restrictions.
February 13, 2020 – Joe Biden’s health policy adviser Ron Klein:
— Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) February 13, 2020
February 19, 2020 – Democrat primary debate, Nevada it did not get discussed.
While watching tonight’s Democratic debate, consider the number of times moderators asked any questions involving coronavirus at the past four Democratic debates:
CBS News – February 26: 1 (83rd minute)
NBC News – February 19: 0
ABC News – February 7: 0
CNN – January 14: 0
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) March 15, 2020
February 24, 2020 – Pelosi said, “It’s exciting to be here, especially at this time, to be able to be unified with our community. We want to be vigilant about what is out there in other places. We want to be careful about how we deal with it, but we do want to say to people. Come to Chinatown, here we are — we’re, again, careful, safe — and come join us.’”
February 25, 2020 – Democrat primary debate, South Carolina a question on Coronavirus was asked by moderators.
February 28, 2020 – Joe Biden tells a gathering at a campaign event in South Carolina speaking about the virus, “Americans do not need to panic.”
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
March 8, 2020– NY Governor Cuomo tells Maria Bartiromo no need to panic.
Watch the latest video at foxnews.com
March 12, 2020 – Biden again admonishes the pubic not to panic about the virus in a Delaware speech. C-Span video here.
Again, the act of not creating a panic in the mass population while simultaneously doing all measures to protect as many lives possible, provide all resources needed, and fast track vaccine trials is the opposite of #TrumpLiedPeopleDied. Yep, the left’s contribution to this country and her people suffering in a time of crisis is to trend on twitter the president is a murderer!
What Deja Vu? Yes, one can always count on the left to be void of any new ideas, after all, they trotted out “Bush Lied, People Died” during the Iraq War and called him a murderer too. Voters, don’t fall for a media hack and the Democrat’s spin of events. Would you really want a president panicking under fire? Trump acted prudently and responsible as any good president should. Remember that this fall, when you go to VOTE.