The President of the United States stood before Congress to give his State of the Union Address. He said this:
“Protecting Americans’ health also means fighting infectious diseases. We are coordinating with the Chinese government and working closely together on the coronavirus outbreak in China. My administration will take all necessary steps to safeguard our citizens from this threat.”
And the reaction from Democrats and the Leftist State Media?
Speaker Nancy Pelosi literally ripped up the speech on camera, calling it a “pack of lies.”
Senate Democratic Leader said of Trump’s remarks: “This President Just Lies. Just Lies!”
Ohio Democrat Congressman Tim Ryan walked out while Trump was delivering the speech, saying: “It’s all fake.”
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer gave the Democrats’ official response to the Trump speech – and never once mentioned coronavirus.
And over in the Leftist State Media?
Mediaite headlined this: MSNBC’s Jonathan Alter Compares Trump’s SOTU to Nazi Propagandist Joseph Goebbels
Raw Story headlined MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough’s reaction this way: ‘Fed by lies!’ MSNBC’s Morning Joe blasts everyone praising Trump’s ‘preposterous’ SOTU address
CNN put out this in response to the State of the Union speech. It was headlined: Facts First: Fact-checking the 2020 State of the Union
In fact? The President’s warning about the coronavirus was never mentioned by CNN in their “Facts First” story.
The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart headlined this: Trump’s State of the Union speech was a white supremacist vision of America
This kind of thing went on – and on and on from both Democrats and the Leftist State Media. Either Trump’s warning about the coronavirus was a “pack of lies” (Pelosi) or it wasn’t even mentioned by Governor Whitmer in her official response because Democrats just didn’t think the arrival of coronavirus on American shores was important enough to discuss.
And over there in the media? Trump, who by this point had not only mentioned the virus in his speech but had days earlier acted to restrict travel with China, was ridiculed for being “preposterous” (Scarborough) or a “white supremacist” (Capehart).
And, perhaps memorably, there sat MSNBC’s Jonathan Alter comparing what Trump said to Hitler’s “Goebbels, the Big Lie.” And Lawrence O’Donnell, the show’s host? Silent as a church mouse.
All of this saying everything you need to know.
When presented with the fact that the devastating coronavirus had arrived in America – a virus that was going to kill Americans – not one of them gave a damn.
Not a damn.