Even as Democrats blame Trump, their own words come back to haunt them

One of the new norms in America since November 2016 is that everything bad is Donald Trump's fault.  The other new norm is that even good things — such as the formerly roaring economy — are bad, no matter the contortions Democrats, both inside and outside of the media, must do to make such silly claims.

With COVID-19 moving through America, and with Democrat enclaves hardest hit, Democrats have doubled down on blaming Trump for the virus.  Here's just a random sampling of leftist media headlines from the past six weeks — with no links, because none of these sites deserve the traffic:

Foreign Policy, 1/31/20: "Trump has sabotaged America's coronavirus response" (an exceptionally egregious article which was among the first to push the lie that Trump shut down the pandemic response team)

CNN, 2/24/20: "Donald Trump seems to know very little about the coronavirus"

NBC News, 2/28/20: "Trump calls coronavirus is Democrats' 'new hoax'"

CNN, 3/11/20: "Fact check: A list of 28 ways Trump and his team have been dishonest about the coronavirus"

CNBC, 3/17/20: "Trump dismissed coronavirus pandemic worry in January — now claims he long warned about it"

Vox, 3/25/20: "The Trump administration's botched coronavirus response, explained"

And then there are the idiot political pronouncements from Democrat politicians blaming Trump:

Sara Carter, 3/11/20: "Gov. Cuomo blames Trump's Admin on coronavirus: 'This is the public health version of Hurricane Katrina'"

HuffPost, 3/12/20: "Joe Biden rips trump over coronavirus 'xenophobia,' unveils his own plan" (a plan that called for "science!" as well as public testing, which Trump has done; more hospital beds, which Trump has done; and emergency paid leave, which Trump finally got the Democrats to do).

The Political Insider, 3/29/20: "Nancy Pelosi: 'As the president fiddles, people are dying.'"

In leftist land, thanks to its media dominance, it's always Orwell's 1984, a time and place in which your minions work ceaselessly to erase historical facts and replace them with all new facts that suit present purposes.  "The past was alterable.  The past never had been altered.  Oceania was at war with Eastasia.  Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia."

Well, this 1984 world used to be the case because, thanks to its media dominance, leftists could keep tight control over the narrative.  Had this pandemic happened in a pre-internet era, people would have been nodding sagely at pronouncements about Eastasia, Oceania, and Trump's endless wrongdoing.  None would have remembered that Trump

  • convened a coronavirus task force in January;
  • went against political headwinds to close the doors to both China and Europe;
  • dealt with China's consistent lies about coronavirus; and
  • has been entirely responsive to advice from his team of top scientists, advice that changes as data from the outside world changes.

But as noted, things are different now.  On Wednesday, Dan Bongino tweeted out a viral poster showing exactly what leftist media outlets were saying as Trump was convening his task force and closing borders:

 

 

Also on Wednesday, Grabien's Tom Elliott put together a nice supercut of politicians downplaying the coronavirus long after Trump trusted his gut and closed the border to China:

One of these days, reality will catch up with the left.  Until then, expect to see more lies — and more mainstream media outlets trying to hide Trump press conferences from their viewers, as all media outlets but for Fox have chosen to do. 

 

 

One of the new norms in America since November 2016 is that everything bad is Donald Trump's fault.  The other new norm is that even good things — such as the formerly roaring economy — are bad, no matter the contortions Democrats, both inside and outside of the media, must do to make such silly claims.

With COVID-19 moving through America, and with Democrat enclaves hardest hit, Democrats have doubled down on blaming Trump for the virus.  Here's just a random sampling of leftist media headlines from the past six weeks — with no links, because none of these sites deserve the traffic:

Foreign Policy, 1/31/20: "Trump has sabotaged America's coronavirus response" (an exceptionally egregious article which was among the first to push the lie that Trump shut down the pandemic response team)

CNN, 2/24/20: "Donald Trump seems to know very little about the coronavirus"

NBC News, 2/28/20: "Trump calls coronavirus is Democrats' 'new hoax'"

CNN, 3/11/20: "Fact check: A list of 28 ways Trump and his team have been dishonest about the coronavirus"

CNBC, 3/17/20: "Trump dismissed coronavirus pandemic worry in January — now claims he long warned about it"

Vox, 3/25/20: "The Trump administration's botched coronavirus response, explained"

And then there are the idiot political pronouncements from Democrat politicians blaming Trump:

Sara Carter, 3/11/20: "Gov. Cuomo blames Trump's Admin on coronavirus: 'This is the public health version of Hurricane Katrina'"

HuffPost, 3/12/20: "Joe Biden rips trump over coronavirus 'xenophobia,' unveils his own plan" (a plan that called for "science!" as well as public testing, which Trump has done; more hospital beds, which Trump has done; and emergency paid leave, which Trump finally got the Democrats to do).

The Political Insider, 3/29/20: "Nancy Pelosi: 'As the president fiddles, people are dying.'"

In leftist land, thanks to its media dominance, it's always Orwell's 1984, a time and place in which your minions work ceaselessly to erase historical facts and replace them with all new facts that suit present purposes.  "The past was alterable.  The past never had been altered.  Oceania was at war with Eastasia.  Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia."

Well, this 1984 world used to be the case because, thanks to its media dominance, leftists could keep tight control over the narrative.  Had this pandemic happened in a pre-internet era, people would have been nodding sagely at pronouncements about Eastasia, Oceania, and Trump's endless wrongdoing.  None would have remembered that Trump

  • convened a coronavirus task force in January;
  • went against political headwinds to close the doors to both China and Europe;
  • dealt with China's consistent lies about coronavirus; and
  • has been entirely responsive to advice from his team of top scientists, advice that changes as data from the outside world changes.

But as noted, things are different now.  On Wednesday, Dan Bongino tweeted out a viral poster showing exactly what leftist media outlets were saying as Trump was convening his task force and closing borders:

 

 

Also on Wednesday, Grabien's Tom Elliott put together a nice supercut of politicians downplaying the coronavirus long after Trump trusted his gut and closed the border to China:

One of these days, reality will catch up with the left.  Until then, expect to see more lies — and more mainstream media outlets trying to hide Trump press conferences from their viewers, as all media outlets but for Fox have chosen to do.