As the left has been busy pummeling President Donald Trump over his otherwise seemingly fine coronavirus response, Fox News’ Jesse Watters has been pondering whether Trump may just be the “perfect president” to handle this emerging pandemic.
This fascinating theory hinges, in part, on the fact that America’s current duly elected president happens to be a major germaphobe with a zero-tolerance for coughing, sneezing and other “signs of weakness.” But that’s not all.
“The guy is a germaphobe who’s tough on China and is a border hawk,” Watters noted Thursday afternoon on FNC’s “The Five.”
“He’s the perfect president to take on this virus. And this early travel restriction bought us time, as now everybody acknowledges, yet he was called a racist for doing it.”
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What he said was 100 percent accurate. The president is an extreme germaphobe.
“He asks visitors if they’d like to wash their hands in a bathroom near the Oval Office,” Politico reported in a profile last summer. “He’ll send a military doctor to help an aide caught coughing on Air Force One.”
“And the first thing he often tells his body man upon entering the Beast after shaking countless hands at campaign events: ‘Give me the stuff’ — an immediate squirt of Purell.”
Purell is an instant hand sanitizer that’s faced some scrutiny in recent days.
“Two-and-a-half years into his term, President Donald Trump is solidifying his standing as the most germ-conscious man to ever lead the free world. His aversion shows up in meetings at the White House, on the campaign trail and at 30,000 feet. And everyone close to Trump knows the president’s true red line,” Politico’s report continued.
And it just so happens that being conscientious about cleanliness and germs is an absolute must for coronavirus prevention and protection, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
While CDC considers #COVID19 a serious situation and is taking preparedness measures, the immediate risk in the U.S. is considered low. Everyone should always take simple daily precautions to help prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses. https://t.co/uArGZTrH5L #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/pYnCXI8Aaa
— CDC (@CDCgov) February 23, 2020
“If you’re the perpetrator of a cough or of a sneeze or any kind of thing that makes you look sick, you get that look,” a former Trump campaign official said to Politico.
“You get the scowl. You get the response of — he’ll put a hand up in a gesture of, you should be backing away from him, you should be more considerate and you should extricate yourself from the situation.”
Former President Barack Hussein Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama were significantly less conscientious about germs, to the point that the first lady was once caught on camera picking her hubby’s nose in public …
Watters was also correct about, one, Trump being a border hawk who’s been tough on China, and two, his travel restrictions proving fruitful, despite objections.
“Chinese government officials and the World Health Organization are bad-mouthing the Trump administration for trying to stop the coronavirus from invading the United States,” the New York Post reported earlier this month.
“Team Trump is barring foreigners who have been in China recently from entering the country. Americans returning from China are quarantined for 14 days. China accuses Trump of arousing fear. The WHO claims the president’s policies ‘unnecessarily interfere with travel and trade.'”
Yet weeks later, the country faring the best through this emerging pandemic is reportedly America.
“Not one single American has died in the United States,” Watters explained. “And according to Johns Hopkins University, America is the best-prepared country in the entire world for this.”
“Doctors and administrators have been mobilized, and I’m very, very happy with the fact that in a year, we’re going to have a vaccine, and in a couple of months, we’re going to have a therapeutic drug.”
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) February 27, 2020
However, he warned, it’s imperative that the American people not just look to the government to protect them from coronavirus.
“I think WE are on the front lines,” he said. “We’re the ones who have to wash her hands. We’re the ones who have to cough like this and not go to China and make preparations. The federal government can only do so much.”
“And it’s the hospitals and the administrators and the nurses in the localities — not Washington, D.C. — they’re the ones that are going to have to handle this. And so far, they’re doing a really, really good job.”
Watters concluded his statement by taking aim at the Democrats.
“I just want to know what the Democrat plan to fight the virus is, because I don’t know what it is,” he said. “Is it open borders? Is it turning the health care system upside down? When I hear a good idea from them, then we can talk.”
He hit the nail on the head, for the Democrats’ plan does appear to indeed involve open borders, as evidenced by a proposal from Democrat presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren to funnel money away from border security.
Coronavirus poses a serious health, diplomatic, & economic threat, & we must be prepared to confront it head-on. So I’m introducing a bill to transfer all funding for @realDonaldTrump‘s racist border wall to @HHSGov & @USAID to combat coronavirus. https://t.co/8IEhBWRjeL pic.twitter.com/9oAF0A2lGT
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) February 27, 2020
The president meanwhile is busy doubling down on his demands for even tighter border security:
The Do Nothing Democrats were busy wasting time on the Immigration Hoax, & anything else they could do to make the Republican Party look bad, while I was busy calling early BORDER & FLIGHT closings, putting us way ahead in our battle with Coronavirus. Dems called it VERY wrong!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2020
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