MSNBC opinion host Rachel Maddow urged TV networks to not air President Trump’s daily press briefings on the coronavirus pandemic.
Why? Because Maddow is furious that the President is optimistic that the United States will ultimately win the war against the virus — just like we overcame past plagues like the swine flu, the bird flu, SARS, the Hong Kong flu, the Russian flu, and the Spanish flu.
Keep in mind that the President started doing daily coronavirus press briefings because the media insisted that daily updates were needed.
For the past three years, Maddow has been shrieking that an apocalypse is here simply because President Trump was elected. But she claims that “misinformation” from Trump is the problem.
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Rachel crowed Friday: “President Trump today was just flat-out wrong in public about this malaria drug that has gotten stuck in his mind! Quite some distance from the facts.”
Maddow had a meltdown because Trump expressed optimism over a French doctor’s small study that found a 100% cure rate using a malaria drug to treat the coronavirus.
Trump said he feels optimistic about the drug. However, he underscored that scientists must continue to run tests to confirm if the malaria drug can be useful for combating COVID-19.
For some reason, the left-wing media are upset that President Trump has a hopeful vision for America’s future since it contrasts with their daily shrieks that “we’re all gonna die” because Trump is in office.
“The president loves saying things like, you know, ‘There’s a drug we’ve got and it’s very effective. It’s approved already! Everybody’s gonna get it.’
He loves saying things like that because that would be a lovely thing to be able to tell people. Unless of course that’s not true, in which case telling people a fairytale like that is cruel and harmful and needlessly diverting and wildly irresponsible from anyone in any leadership role.”
Maddow continued: “It’s actually wildly irresponsible if somebody said that to you from a bar stool. But to get that from somebody at the presidential podium? Nevertheless, he keeps doing it!”
Rachel Maddow is upset because President Trump is optimistic that we will find a cure for the coronavirus. Like everyone else, Trump is entitled to his OPINION.
But Maddow doesn’t think the President is entitled to an opinion. She shrieked:
“I feel like we should innoculate ourselves against the harmful impact of these ongoing false promises and false statements by the president by recognizing that when he is talking about the coronavirus epidemic, more often than not, he is lying.
Even when he’s talking about what he has done or what he will do, he is consistently lying and giving you happy talk that is stuff that the federal government isn’t actually doing. And it’s making people around the country count on the fact that the federal government is doing that stuff when they’re not.”
The sooner we come to terms with that, I think the better for all of us. If it were up to me, and it’s not, I would stop putting those briefings on live TV. Not out of spite but because it’s misinformation.
If the president does end up saying anything true, you can run it as tape but if he keeps lying like this every day on stuff this important, all of us should stop broadcasting it. Honestly, it’s gonna cost lives.”
Keep in mind that it is the job of the President to calm a panicked nation by reassuring Americans that we will weather this storm — just like we weathered other crises over the course of our 243-year history.
Reminder: Maddow is best known for rabidly pushing the failed Russia-collusion hoax.
Maddow also totally humiliated herself when she gleefully bragged that she had gotten her hands on two pages of President Trump’s 2005 tax returns.
She breathlessly teased her big “scoop,” promising to prove that Trump was a tax evader who wasn’t as rich as he claimed. Unfortunately for Maddow, Trump’s 2005 tax returns showed the opposite: The billionaire paid $38 million in taxes on income of $153 million.
Trump’s tax returns contradicted left-wing accusations that he paid no income taxes at all, as Hillary Clinton and left-wing media repeatedly claimed.
It is because of these and other lies that The View’s left-wing hosts suggested that Rachel Maddow is part of the reason why the public does not trust the media.
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) October 4, 2019