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CNN’s Dana Bash Praises Trump’s Handling of Coronavirus: “Kind Of Leader That People Need”

CNN’s Dana Bash Praises Trump’s Handling of Coronavirus: “Kind Of Leader That People Need”

“in a tone that people need and want and yearn for in times of crisis and uncertainty”

CNN’s Dana Bash did the unthinkable this week by praising Trump over his handling of the Coronavirus. Since Trump’s election, bias in our media has been especially awful, notably so at CNN.

When someone like Dana Bash has praise for Trump, it’s news.

Here’s a transcript of the moment, from Real Clear Politics:

DANA BASH (CNNnn nn CHIEF POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT): But if you look at the big picture, this was remarkable from the president of the United States. This is a non-partisan — this is an important thing to note, and to applaud from an American standpoint — from a human standpoint. He is being the kind of leader that people need, at least in tone, today, and yesterday, in a tone that people need and want and yearn for in times of crisis and uncertainty…

But big picture, the fact that the president has been, you know, convinced to be different — whether it was Chris Christie’s op-ed asking him to do it, whether it was Newt Gingrich sitting in Italy watching firsthand what’s happening, or his friends at Fox News who have changed their tone. You know, probably all the above is what happened. But it is so important to hear him strike that tone of calm, and of understanding of how incredibly dire this is.

Watch the video below:

Unsurprisingly, Bash has taken some heat over saying this. She responded to one critic on Twitter:

In keeping with this trend, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo appeared on the Rachel Maddow show Tuesday and praised Trump for the way he is responding to the crisis.

Transcript via the New York Governor’s office:

Rachel Maddow: Governor, just to be clear in terms of your partnership as you described it with President Trump, there’s obviously been friction there, there always is, even in normal political times between federal and state leaders in times like this. Do you feel like you’re working constructively with the federal government now, with that kind of urgent planning process thatyou’re talking about right now for getting those things built in a matter of weeks. Do you feel like you and the federal government are growing in the same direction?

Governor Cuomo: I think it’s fair to say, Rachel, that my relationship with the President went beyond mere state and federal institutional frictions. We have had significant differences, there is no doubt about that. I have for many years and I have been very outspoken about it as has he. But I had a very good conversation with the President where I said, look, forget Democrat and Republican. We’re Americans and we’re talking life and death. We’re going to have a tragedy in this state. We have the highest number of cases in the United States. We are going to have a real tragedy where people die because they couldn’t get the right health care.And I need the help of the federal government – I need that partnership. I’m a former cabinet secretary in the Clinton administration. I was Secretary of Housing and Urban development. I did disasters all across the country. I know the potential of the federal government and we need it here.

And I said I I put out my hand in partnership. I want to work with you. I’ll be a good partner. I need your help. Let’s do what we were elected to do. Let’s fulfill our constitutional duty and the President said yes. I believe he’s sincere. More than just belief, he has acted on it, Rachel. I spoke to the Secretary of Defense today. I got a call from the White House team late last night, early this morning. I have the Army Corps of Engineers coming in here tomorrow. So, I believe he is doing – He’s doing what he has to do and I respect him for it. I respect him for it.

Here’s the video:

It would be excellent if more people could lay aside their Trump Derangement Syndrome as we deal with this crisis.

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Well damn, what is that sound I hear?.. oh.. yeahh… it is hell freezing over.

TY Mike.

Dantzig93101 | March 18, 2020 at 4:30 pm

Maybe I’ve just become overly cynical, but I keep wondering what’s actually going on. Could some of the people at CNN have an ounce of integrity? Would Rachel Maddow have someone on her show to say something helpful to America?

I suppose it’s possible, but it’s completely inconsistent with their previous behavior, especially since 2016.

    No, they see that Trump is screwing up big league with his over reaction to Corona and want to encourage him to continue down the primrose path.

      snopercod in reply to MarkS. | March 18, 2020 at 6:47 pm

      This won’t make me popular around here, but Trump is hell bent enacting things that the libs only dream about. I understand that he wants to “do something”, but do we really need to throw half a billion dollars at the school lunch program when most schools are closed? Do we really need to spend more on Medicaid? Nutrition Assistance to American Samoa??? Those things will never go away after this crisis is over. Do we need to force small businesses to pay for 3 months of “family leave”?

      And where is the money going to come from to pay for these billions of dollars of welfare spending. I suppose the Fed will just print more? Zimbabwe here we come…

        txvet2 in reply to snopercod. | March 18, 2020 at 7:19 pm

        Not to mention, as Michelle Malkin points out in her latest column, that the biggest beneficiaries of all of this largesse will include companies like Berkshire Hathaway, and specifically Warren Buffett, the bailout king.

      If the Chi-Comm virus caused more havoc and PDJT didn’t follow advisors in doing what he’s doing, PDJT would be blamed for the further havoc.

      When the Chi-Comm virus finally ebs, PDJT can take credit for it.

      He’s doing the right thing, politically, but ESPECIALLY morally.

      Imagine hillary clinton or obama in charge? They’d be stealing every dime of spending, and giving their treasonous friends a taste.

      We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO lucky Donald Trump ascended to the heights he has.

Goofus and Gallant Go to the Beach.

Gallant sits in the sun and enjoys its warmth. He might take the time to rescue a child floundering in the ocean now and then. He has a great time at the beach.

Goofus anxiously scans the sky for a cloud or two, the darker the better. When he doesn’t see any, something must be wrong. It’s never him. He has a miserable time at the beach.

Trump has been “the kind of leader that people need” from day one.
All along it has been the sore losers in the MSM and the Democratic party refusing to admit it, openly refusing to work with the President that WE elected.

In a stranger twist of events, my beloved WSJ has a SCATHING article on their homepage “How Washington Failed…”. The comments are brutal too, even Trump supporters getting in a few digs. I had to close the page. The negativity unglued more than being self-quarantined.

Dana had better check under her car for a week or two.

    ronk in reply to Whitewall. | March 18, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    no, they will do to her what MSNBC did to Dan Abrams, he used to be a straight shooter, disappeared for few weeks when he came back he was just like all the other ‘hosts’

Won’t last and will be long forgotten by August at the latest.

    MarkS in reply to JHogan. | March 18, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    If you’re referring to Corona, no way! The effects of Trump shutting down the economy over this will have effects for years if not decades. Trump is screwing up big league!

      starride in reply to MarkS. | March 18, 2020 at 6:11 pm

      Please enlighten me how you know so much to be saying the crap you are. Go study the R0 of this virus. Without social isolation it will quickly spread to a number of people that even if the mortality rate was 1 in a thousand it would very quickly overrun the available hospital beds. It is simple to see in real time, watch what is happening in Europe and the middle east.

        txvet2 in reply to starride. | March 18, 2020 at 7:39 pm

        Italy is not Europe, and Iran isn’t the Middle East. That’s like using conditions in Mexico as a proxy for the US.

          starride in reply to txvet2. | March 18, 2020 at 9:38 pm

          Per John Hopkins University

          Infect Dead Country
          35713 2978 Italy
          13910 623 Spain
          12327 28 Germany
          9052 148 France
          3028 28 Switzerland
          2642 72 United Kingdom
          2056 58 Netherlands
          1646 4 Austria
          1550 6 Norway
          1486 14 Belgium
          1279 10 Sweden
          1115 4 Denmark

          Looks like a pretty significant part of Europe to me. And if you add that up it is a 4.8% mortality rate.
          Per Governor Como there are approximately 360 beds in New York with ventilators.
          That means if only 1 % of 3600 people get sick enough to need a ventilator we run out of beds.
          Look I am a very conservative person and I think a lot of moves happening right now are bone headed. But the need to slow this virus way down is extremely important. Even to a point where the ends justify the means.

      lwmarti in reply to MarkS. | March 18, 2020 at 6:23 pm

      We did a quick calculation at work today. Our best guess is that we’ll need to save about 250,000 to make the current interventions pay off. And that ignores any losses in the stock market. So 250K is the absolute minimum needed. Our best estimate for the number of lives that will be saved, however, is much, much less. Thus used the same methodology used by the government to do the cost-benefit analysis for new regulations, etc.

        John3 in reply to lwmarti. | March 19, 2020 at 5:41 am

        You need to re-run your numbers. Eventually 1/3 to 1/2 of the population will get this. The death rate will likely be between 1% and 5%. Successfully flatten the curve and you will likely be closer to 1%, fail to flatten the curve so that your hospitals are overwhelmed and you will be at 5%, or if you have an older population you might get 7%, like Italy. And that doesn’t include all the heart attack, stroke, and accident victims who would die because the health care system is broken. I don’t know where you get your 250,000 number, but it is easily justified on that basis.

        notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to lwmarti. | March 19, 2020 at 5:35 pm

        But firms don’t routinely calculate how much the could save from regular flu and cold sick days if they took time to prevent them.

        Those two alone cost hundreds of millions to business operations each year.

OwenKellogg-Engineer | March 18, 2020 at 6:27 pm

“Why don’t you knock it off with them negative waves?!! Why don’t you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?”

I’d say somebody’s finally gotten around to watching Kelly’s Heros!!

Keep projecting those vibes Dana, it looks like it may just start to rub off on a few folks….

has anyone else read that quinine might be useful in stopping/slowing down the virus

Living in big cities, I suruvived blackouts in NYC, and major earthquakes and riots in LA.

Older people survived WW2. Slightly older people surivived Korea and Vietnam.

Calm the hell down and grow a pair.

Joe Scarborough tells viewers ‘To Do Everything’ To Ensure This President ‘Succeeds’..

    Know why Scarborough is flipping, in lock step with the rest of the bastard traitors of the democrat media:

    This, from lunatic CA governor newsom:

    “In readying the National Guard for action, Newsom’s office emphasized that it’s for duties routinely performed during natural disasters and other emergencies. But Newsom grimly added that “we have the ability to do martial law … if we feel the necessity.””

    It’s martial law. Playing nice to PDJT is the new lure.

I suspect that the media’s faint/feint/fake praise of the President is prompted by nothing but a deep fear of an even more severe backlash that’ll send more voters into the Trump camp. Perhaps some fear they’ll be further dismissed than they are now as the incapable-of-being-satisfied-humbug-liars. Moreover because of their recent defense of China. They have become absurdly surreal oddballs.

    Nope. It’s an attempt at martial law.

    I’ll quote it again, from lunatic CA governor newsom:

    “In readying the National Guard for action, Newsom’s office emphasized that it’s for duties routinely performed during natural disasters and other emergencies. But Newsom grimly added that “we have the ability to do martial law … if we feel the necessity.””

      Disco Stu_ in reply to | March 19, 2020 at 8:27 am

      In each of our Normal-American souls there’s an element of our own version of the independent armed-Korean-storeowner keeping vigilant watch up on the roof.

      So therefore, governments at all levels: Do your jobs the best you are able … and otherwise, don’t mess with us unnecessarily.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to | March 19, 2020 at 5:31 pm

      Fine, did you see the LA Mayor last week expressing his great frustration that he could not SHUT DOWN synagogues and churches?

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Allears. | March 19, 2020 at 5:30 pm

    The entire history of “media” or MSM has been one of the lowest form of low lifes.

    Check out the movies of the 30s and 40s. The newspaper, radio, etc. media people were portrayed as drunks, layabouts, and nare-do-wells, because the humor if it was a comedy, is that is exactly what they were.

I dunno, putting aside the absolutely disgraceful behavior of the media for the past decade or more, the subject of the column, President’ Trump’s tone and actions are both both welcome here. In one fell swoop, his actions have done nothing more than sweep aside temporarily masses of red tape, bureaucracies, and administrative plaque in the workings of the country. Someone referenced a Michelle Malkin column, which I didn’t see but with whom I generally agree – her anger here is misplaced. Air lines, airports, and the country must be ready to go on a moments notice when the air clears after this, not tied up in hundreds of bankruptcies by wrangling lawyers, bureaucrats, and politicians. What could possibly be wrong with clearing the red tape undergrowth, no jungle, from the path of firms who manufacture respirators for industry that are perfectly suitable for medical applications but not used that way because of that red tape? Someone above got it right, Bash May want to check under her car before starting it for a month or so.