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President Donald Trump appealed to Democratic governors to rise above the petty politics many are employing in the face of the coronavirus outbreak and work with him for the good of the American people.

As November gets larger in the windshield, Democrats and their media enablers have pushed all-in on a false narrative that the administration not only downplayed the pandemic, but was slow to respond and that this has led to a greater loss of life.

With this narrative getting as much play as the phony Russian collusion hoax, the president said Saturday at the White House press briefing that this crisis should not be used as another “partisan witch hunt.”

Trump called attention to how some Democratic governors complain about the help they are getting, despite a tremendous effort from the federal government.

“As we go along, just like with the ventilators, we’ll get better, more advanced and we’ll be able to do things that nobody would have even believed possible,” he insisted. “But we started off with a broken system. We inherited a broken, terrible system. And I always say it, our cupboards were bare. We had very little in our stockpile. Now we’re loaded up. And we also loaded up these hospitals.”

“This was a military and private enterprises march,” Trump said. “Unfortunately with the other side, they are viewing it as an election.”

The president explained that Democrats are quick to claim he’s doing a “terrible” job handling the crisis, even though the federal government is getting states the supplies and equipment needed to fight the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

“So I don’t know, I don’t think I’d do that on the other side,” he said. “I think we have a crisis and that we have to work together, and I hope we’re going to work together.”

“This should not be a partisan witch hunt. You know like the Russia witch hunt that turned out to be a total phony deal,” Trump continued. “Unfortunately, some of these voices though are attempting to bring this into politics — whether it’s testing, ventilators, or hospital beds, or other dimensions of our sweeping public health response.”

He added that in speaking with foreign leaders, they have been impressed with how quickly the U.S. has responded to the pandemic, reminding reporters that it has only been a matter of weeks since the unprecedented national emergency was thrust upon us.

This is not the first time Trump has called on Democrats to set aside politics and the phony witch hunts.

Earlier this month, he said: “This is not the time for politics.”

“Endless partisan investigations… have already done extraordinary damage to our country,” Trump said. “It’s witch hunt after witch hunt after witch hunt.”

The remark came after Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced that a bipartisan House committee will investigate the federal response to coronavirus pandemic and ensure that relief funding is spent wisely.

(This coming from the woman who tried to use the pandemic relief effort to ensure abortion funding.)

“The committee will be empowered to examine all aspects of the federal response to the coronavirus, and to assure that the taxpayer dollars are being wisely and efficiently spent to save lives, deliver relief and benefit our economy,” Pelosi said at the time.

As expected, there are already rumblings on the left about a “second impeachment” over the president’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tom Tillison

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