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President Donald Trump began his first “post”-coronavirus rally Saturday evening in Tulsa by thanking attendees for showing up despite the incessant coronavirus “panic porn” being disseminated by the mainstream establishment media.
“Thank you, Oklahoma. … We begin our campaign and I just want to thank all of you, you are warriors. I’ve been watching the fake news for weeks now, and everything is negative. ‘Don’t go, don’t come, don’t do anything,'” he said.
Listen via Fox News’ “Watters World“:
(Source: Fox News)
He also praised them for showing up despite the event reportedly being flooded by far-left, potentially dangerous Black Lives Matter protesters like the ones seen below:
Overhead view of Tulsa Trump rally entrance that has now been overtaken by BLM protesters pic.twitter.com/5cnT5UjWPY
— Savanah Hernandez (@sav_says_) June 20, 2020
“Today it was like, I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ve never seen anything like it. You are warriors, thank you. We had some very bad people outside. We had some very bad people outside, they were doing bad things. But I really do, I appreciate it. We have just a tremendous group of people in Oklahoma,” he said.
Ever since the president announced the rally about two weeks ago, the media have been inundating the airways with “panic porn” warning that the number of coronavirus cases is rapidly increasing and America is facing another “spike” in the virus.
But not included in their biased reports have been any mentions of the fact that, despite coronavirus cases predictably going up as the Trump administration’s testing capabilities expand, coronavirus deaths have been rapidly declining:
Among reports of spikes or second waves, I’m seeing tons of news reports about scares, spikes, among athletes etc.. but very few about casualty rates which look like they are going down? https://t.co/j07WXbvTFV
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) June 20, 2020
Instead, the media have only been highlighting those facts conducive to their narrative.
Later during the rally, the president jokingly pointed out how, because of how testing works, his administration’s testing ramp-up has been a “double-edged sword.”
“[T]esting, you know, testing is a double-edged sword. We’ve tested now 25 million people. It’s probably 20 million people more than anybody else. Germany’s done a lot. South Korea has done a lot. They called me, they said, the job you’re doing …,” he said.
“Here’s the bad part. When you do testing to that extent, you’re going to find more people, you’re going to find more cases. So I said to my people slow the testing down, please. They test and they test. We had tests and people don’t know what’s going on.”
It was clearly a joke no different than the joke then-GOP presidential nominee Trump told in 2016 about wanting the Russians to find then-Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton’s emails, and just like in 2016 the media took the bait.
Because obviously, the modern art of “journalism” is all about taking comments out of context for glaringly partisan reasons.
Trump: “Testing is a double edged sword. And here’s the bad part: When you do testing to that extent, you’re gonna find more cases!
“So I said to my people, ‘slow the testing down, please.'”
This disease has killed 121,000 Americans. But Trump just called for less testing. pic.twitter.com/mpBeD0UVfu
— Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) June 21, 2020
President Trump, at his Oklahoma rally, says he asked to “slow the testing down” because an increase in testing leads to an increase in coronavirus cases https://t.co/wwD49yR24K pic.twitter.com/h3r7nQzsqA
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 21, 2020
President Donald Trump suggested at a campaign rally in Oklahoma, that the U.S. should slow down its coronavirus testing effort because robust testing turns up more cases of infection. https://t.co/uWpeacJQlH
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 21, 2020
! Trump says testing is a “double-edged sword” because you find even lots of minor cases, then adds, “I said to my people, ‘Slow the testing down, please.'” He has never before said he asked anyone to slow down testing — this has been an allegation by his opponents.
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) June 21, 2020
Trump tonight: “When you do testing to that extent, you are gonna find more people, you’re gonna find more cases. So I said to my people: ‘Slow the testing down, please.’”
Health officials say this is the exact opposite of what the US should be doing right now.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 21, 2020
But this isn’t journalism — it’s far-left activism channeled through fake news.
It’s a point the president himself noted while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference last year about his 2016 Clinton emails joke.
“I’ve learned, because with the fake news, if you tell a joke, if you’re sarcastic, if you’re having fun with the audience, if you say something like ‘Russia, please if you can, get us Hillary Clinton’s emails, please, Russia, please, please get us the emails,'” he said.
Trump goads the crowd into booing “the fake news,” then suggests he was just being sarcastic when he called for Russian hackers to go after Hillary Clinton’s emails during a 2016 news conference.
The crowd responds with “lock her up!” chants pic.twitter.com/kuCu61UgMr
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 2, 2019
A year later, the media are still up to their old tricks, thus surprising nobody …
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