Trump, Fauci & the Virus

September 27, 2020 in News by RBN Staff

by Donald Jeffries

Not surprisingly, the left has been nonstop parroting the mantra that Donald Trump failed miserably in addressing the Covid-19 crisis. Even The Washington Post recognized this early on, with a March 27 article headlined, “What exactly has Trump done—or not done—to receive such harsh criticism for his coronavirus response?” While at that time his poll numbers were pretty good, already 58% of Americans thought he was too slow to react.

Even earlier, Trump was being blasted by the usual suspects. World Health Organization special adviser Ezekiel Emanuel, brother to veteran Democratic Party Mafioso-wanna-be Rahm Emanuel, called Trump’s comments during a late February briefing “incoherent.” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) chimed in with, “Unfortunately, the Trump administration has mounted an opaque and chaotic response to this outbreak.” Bernie Sanders expressed his concern over “the inadequate and incompetent response we have seen from Donald Trump and his administration.” Joe Biden told CNN, “I just hope the president gets on the same page as the scientists.” Michael Bloomberg declared, “Trump’s slow-witted response to the coronavirus has already put American lives at risk.” RINO extraordinaire Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said he was “very disappointed” in the president.

President Trump actually had acted quickly, on January 31, to impose restrictions on flights coming into the United States from China. Pelosi and other leading Democrats responded by calling the move racist and xenophobic. By April, though, Pelosi criticized him for not going far enough, telling CNN, “Actually, tens of thousands of people were still allowed in from China. So it wasn’t as it’s described, as this great moment. There were Americans coming back, green card holders coming back, but there were tens of thousands. So, if you’re going to shut the door because you have an evaluation of an epidemic, then shut the door.” While the media and politicians had routinely been referring to Covid-19 as the “China Virus” or the “Wuhan Virus,” in early March many of the same people began calling Trump “racist” for even associating the virus with China.