Dem Senator links Trump’s handling of coronavirus to impeachment: ‘Feels like Ukraine all over again’

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President Donald Trump suggested that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was stuck in impeachment mode when he was asked to respond to her over-the-top rhetoric that “people are dying” because of his handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

With the Democratic Party sitting on the sideline and playing armchair quarterback, having fully politicized the unprecedented national emergency, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., reaffirmed that assertion when he drew a comparison to Ukraine in criticizing the president’s actions to stem the effects of the Chinese virus COVID-19.

Appearing on the anti-Trump network MSNBC, Murphy attacked the commander in chief, who is consumed with responding to the crisis, saying it’s “pretty harrowing… to watch this lack of leadership from the White House.”

This being a political observation that has little basis in reality, not that the network’s ideological anchor Chris Hayes was about to challenge the Democrat — hell, it’d be no stretch whatsoever to suggest that Hayes agrees with the assessment.


“The president really sees, you know, his only responsibility as one of managing a public relations campaign about trying to set expectations so ridiculously low that he can’t help but step over the bar,” Murphy said.

The senator would complain that Trump hasn’t “nationalized” the health care supply industry and has not dictated the closing of all businesses, daring to let local officials take responsibility here.

Understanding the effectiveness of the president speaking directly to the American people via his nightly briefings, which allows Trump to avoid the liberal media filter, Murphy downplayed this vital source of information for Americans as “entertaining, because he does lie.”

Hayes chimed in to say it’s “crazy” that MSNBC chooses to air the briefings.

There are two new avenues of attack on the president by Democrats and their media enablers, one being that Trump was slow to respond to the coronavirus, and the other being an alleged shortage of supplies, coupled with a fanciful claim that he’s favoring certain Republican governors over Democratic governors.

“Do you have concerns right now there is an uneven response federally that depends on the politics of the governor at play and the degree to which the president’s ego is massaged?” Hayes asked, setting up Murphy nicely.

“It sort of feels like Ukraine all over again. You know, the president is, you know, now instead of using foreign aid, using emergency relief in order to try to get people to do his political bidding,” the Democrat replied. “The message seems pretty clear: if you criticize the president, then you are going to get attacked and you are potentially going to have critical medical supplies with held and if you get the president’s back politically, we’ll send you what you need.”

It truly is remarkable that in a time of despair for so many Americans, who have had their very livelihoods taken from them, through no fault of their own, and struggle to put food on their tables, that feckless politicians and national cable networks collude to undermine the president’s efforts to deliver relief.

A collective campaign that even attacks President Trump if he tries to give American families reason to hope.

Remarkable times, indeed.


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