President Trump ruffles leftist feathers, vows to fight and WIN against coronavirus as a ‘wartime president’

(Trump White House)

As President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act during a White House briefing Wednesday afternoon, he spoke of the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic in the same manner that a commander in chief would speak of war.

“I view it as a, in a sense, a wartime president [would view the crisis],” he said. “I mean, that’s what we’re fighting. I mean, it’s — it’s a very tough situation.”

One that’s ravaged the country just as a war might.

“You’re — you have to do things,” he continued. “You have to — you have to close parts of an economy that six weeks ago were the best they’ve ever been. We had the best economy we’ve ever had. And then, one day, you have to close it down in order to defeat this enemy. And — but we’re doing it, and we’re doing it well.”


He also portrayed the coronavirus itself as an “unseen enemy.”

“I call it the unseen enemy,” he said. “You call it — there’s a thousand different terms for it, but whatever — it snuck up on us. And it’s — it did 128 countries, I think. It’s in something like that — very close to that. Think of that. So it spreads violently. It’s a very contagious — very, very contagious virus.”


In response to his earnest evaluation of a crisis that has decimated the world, John Heilemann of MSNBC pounced:

To be fair, Heilemann is a radically far-left partisan who’s previously falsely equated immigration detention centers to “concentration camps” and falsely accused the president of running “a racist re-election campaign.”

However, his disturbing rhetoric caught on with a host of everyday left-wing Americans:

Meanwhile, in the real world, a large number of high-profile individuals have echoed the same “wartime” rhetoric, albeit without being smeared by the likes of Heilemann.

In fact, the radical contributor’s own MSNBC colleague, Joe Scarborough, had said just a day earlier that the coronavirus pandemic is like World War II.

Speaking about the fact that up to two million Americans could die of the coronavirus, Scarborough remarked, “[That’s] more Americans than died in World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and the Civil War combined. It is a staggering number.”

“The White House is unusually focused and frightened about what is coming. … It’s all hands on deck. This isn’t like 9/11. This is like World War II. It is going to change the way we live as Americans. And the atmosphere inside the White House was very sober.”


It’s not clear why Heilemann has yet to accuse his colleague of being “racist” and “xenophobic” …

Nor is it clear why he hasn’t also attacked Axios, a mainstream establishment news portal that ran a story Tuesday about how the “coronavirus pandemic is a disaster with no modern parallels” and how it may lead to “the most sustained period of widespread public pain since World War II.”

Dovetailing back to the president, he followed up his briefing remarks with tweets in which he again echoed the wartime rhetoric of earlier.


Besides smearing the president for correctly portraying the coronavirus pandemic as a war, the media have also been trashing him for correctly referring to the coronavirus pandemic as the Chinese Wuhan coronavirus.

By doing so, they’ve been essentially touting Chinese Communist government talking points.


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