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Sorry, MSM: 55% Americans Approve of Trump’s Handling of Coronavirus Pandemic

Sorry, MSM: 55% Americans Approve of Trump’s Handling of Coronavirus Pandemic

“These are the tactics of children. Everything – the focus on the words rather than the crisis, the petty sniping back, the J-school burn book note. These are White House reporters, in a time when America is in crisis. Get it together, for the sake of us. Please.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFWq6oUI28w

We have more proof that Twitter and the DC media bubble are out of touch with us regular Americans. The way everyone acts you’d think President Donald Trump sucks.

Bad news for these elites. A poll from ABC News/Ipsos found that 55% of Americans approve of how Trump has handled the coronavirus pandemic.

I guess the MSM knew that Trump was not doing such a bad job since California Gov. Gavin Newsom and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo have praised him. CNN’s Dana Bash even conceded to that fact.

They needed a distraction so they have been obsessed with Trump calling the virus the “Chinese coronavirus.” They do this despite calling it the Wuhan coronavirus for months:

Except now, we’re in an actual crisis. With the number of cases of coronavirus growing at a rapid pace, and most of America on a practical lockdown, the White House has taken to daily briefings featuring a variety of government officials, including President Donald Trump. While some in the media have used this opportunity to ask valuable questions, more often the events have devolved into reality TV petty catfighting. Or, more accurately, acting like children.

And yes, it starts at the top. After calling it “coronavirus” for weeks, Trump has taken up the term “Chinese Virus” on Twitter and in the briefings, for two reasons. One, because China is now trying to blame America for it, and he’s countering that very real propaganda (read more about that in The Atlantic here). But he’s also doing it because he knows it makes the virtue signaling media go crazy.

Two reporters yesterday from ABC and NPR used their time not to deliver the American public the accurate, real-time information we crave, but to instead focus on Trump’s use of the term. The show was embarrassing. Today, we got the childish behavior from the other side – an OAN reporter used her time to waste the American public’s time, by calling out her fellow reporters and trying to make an analogy to “Chinese food.”

These are the tactics of children. Everything – the focus on the words rather than the crisis, the petty sniping back, the J-school burn book note. These are White House reporters, in a time when America is in crisis. Get it together, for the sake of us. Please.

The distraction is not working, MSM. Trump’s approval has gone up in only a week. During this time he changed his tone to more somber and serious. He gives regular updates with his Coronavirus Task Force.

The number even went up with Democrats! Granted, only 30% approve in this poll. But his approval number among Democrats doubled from last week’s poll, which showed 86% of Democrats disapproved.

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That’s a very good number considering political ideologies.

Labour here in the UK discovered to their own detriment that millions of impressions on twitter means sweet fuck all in the real world.

Democrats should learn this lesson too.

“an OAN reporter used her time to waste the American public’s time, by calling out her fellow reporters and trying to make an analogy to “Chinese food.”

This completely missed the point of the second part of the OAN question which was hugely relevant to the tantrums we have been seeing from the media.

And this is part of the problem of the media, they focus on the irrelevant and ignore the pertinent.

That number has to really irk the Democrats, Joe Scarborough, Katie Tur, Jim Acosta, Rachel Maddow, Steve Colbert and Larry O’Donnell

My question is what is the end game? Is avoiding more cases worth the economic impact of effectively shutting down the economy. I read a good article yesterday asking this question and wondering why we don’t shutdown for the seasonal flu which claims upwards of 50k lives per year in the US and we haven’t stopped driving which claims another 40k lives per year. We have concluded that driving and dying from the flu is worth the risk going about our normal behavior.

Are we willing to risk a global depression, where many more will starve to death, to avoid losing 3% of the population to the corona virus? I am close to being in the high risk category and I’m saying it’s not worth it.

    Valerie in reply to EdReynolds. | March 20, 2020 at 11:56 am

    The end game is to avoid needless miser and death through overwhelming our hospitals. Here’s yesterday’s discussion between the coronavirus task force and US governors. It was posted here before, and it is well worth watching.

    President Trump Participates in a Teleconference with Governors on Coronavirus Response Mar 19 2020
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48OU8SlOZTQ&feature=youtu.be

    This is the underlying analysis of trends. It tells us how to avoid getting blindsided by well-know consequences of an infection where we have no herd immunity.

    Tomas Pueyo — Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now
    Politicians, Community Leaders and Business Leaders: What Should You Do and When?
    Mar 10, 2020
    https://archive.is/3LxGf

    https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-act-today-or-people-will-die-f4d3d9cd99ca

    This is yesterday’s update on the previous article. A quarantine can give us the breathing room we need, to get medicine and vaccines available, and keep our hospitals from being overwhelmed.

    Tomas Pueyo —
    Coronavirus: The Hammer and the Dance
    What the Next 18 Months Can Look Like, if Leaders Buy Us Time Mar 19 2020
    https://archive.is/1n32W

    https://medium.com/@tomaspueyo/coronavirus-the-hammer-and-the-dance-be9337092b56

    If you still don’t think this is serious, consider that the people in the video linked above are a bunch of US politicians. When US politicians get serious, it is time to settle down and listen.

      NotCoach in reply to Valerie. | March 20, 2020 at 1:01 pm

      I don’t think it is serious in the way that YOU think it is serious.

      It is serious that our economy is being crushed, and liberties threatened for no good reason. It is serious that we are panicking over a virus likely not much worse than the common flu. It is serious that we are not yet pushing back on this nonsense.

      MikeE in reply to Valerie. | March 20, 2020 at 2:35 pm

      “When US politicians get serious, it is time to settle down and listen.” Politicians can get just as panicky as anyone else. Also, you seem to be listening only to one source, this Tomas Pueyo fellow.

    tom_swift in reply to EdReynolds. | March 21, 2020 at 12:02 am

    We understand flu. We know when it arrives, what it does, when it goes away.

    This thing is new. We know none of these things. We can make guesses based on some resemblances to other contagions. But they remain guesses. Some people talk as if things which cannot possibly have been determined at this point are solid observational facts.

    Overestimating your enemy can be expensive; underestimating it can be disastrous.

“Today, we got the childish behavior from the other side – an OAN reporter used her time to waste the American public’s time, by calling out her fellow reporters and trying to make an analogy to “Chinese food”

I disagree with your premise, it was needed and well stated.
Bravo to that you g female reporter!

The NY Gov Cuomo was having a news conference and it was a very dry lecture. One thing he talked about past pandemics and how two different cities handled it (St. Louis & Philly) during the “Spanish flu”. I wonder if anyone is going to bug him about his use of words.

On another point – he was whining about the need for more hospital beds and equipment. Part of the problem is with each state’s own planning commissions & certificate of need rules. Each governor also controls their own state national guards, so planning for emergencies are their responsibility.

    Liz in reply to Liz. | March 20, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    I saw a comment somewhere about the decrease in hospital beds in NYC. Do a search for “decrease in hospital beds in NYC” and there are many articles on mergers and closings of acute care beds as well as psychiatric beds.

    There’s been a move towards outpatient care, shorter stays over the last decade.

The media coverage has probably suppressed those numbers by 20%. I regularly speak to people who are incensed by how horribly Trump has handled the virus. They usually cite MSM lies such as the one about him dissolving the pandemic preparedness office.

Imagine how different EVERYTHING would be if we had competent news media.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to irv. | March 20, 2020 at 3:36 pm

    DEM pay much?

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | March 20, 2020 at 3:39 pm

      DEMS must pay Billions to the MSM each year for the crimes the Media commits daily.

      That includes the local Media also.

      My local FOX affiliate has been the worst Trump Hating/Lie Spewing affiliate in tow for the last few years and my city has affiliates for ALL the MSM networks.

The real approval numbers are probably at 63% to 66%. If hillary were President, she would be self quarantined on epstein island (still alive and still didn’t kill himself) with huma, passed out drunk while diane feinstien sold the nuclear football on alibaba.

    n.n in reply to CKYoung. | March 20, 2020 at 3:26 pm

    After adjusting for press outlet and social platform prejudices, that is the probable range consistent with the People’s performance.

Earlier this week NPR reported 91% of Dems disapproved. These numbers represent a significant shift on the Left. Repubs approved at 72%, so this is a positive move too. We always need to keep in mind that these polls are overweighted to the Left as well, so this is all good news.
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The uphill battle for Trump is that the Media and the Dem party are using the word “incompetent” in unison and that’s all their CNN/MSNBC/NPR following faithful hear.
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Yesterday, the word was that he should shut up and turn it over to Pence. That’s hilarious since when Pence was in charge they hated him because he “doesn’t believe in science.”
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These inconsistencies are not lost on the non-brain-dead public.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to DanJ1. | March 20, 2020 at 3:42 pm

    Dan, this has all been backfiring on the Dim DEMS from the start.

    Now the Dim Governors and Mayors are forcing much of the overworked, too busy U.S. Citizens to stay home where they can observe the Daily Lies and FRAUD Of all the MSM Media!

    “Pluck the MSM!”

So, the social contagion is contained, which was predictable given the sustained political, economic, and social stability following more than 12 trimesters of prosecuting witch hunts and warlock trials. Some social distancing from media and social platforms wold be advisable in order to further tamp down the infection.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | March 20, 2020 at 5:41 pm

Word is getting around.

BD says:

“The Trump boomerang has circled back. ABC news poll gives POTUS a 55% approval vs 43% disapproval rating. Amazing! 24/7 media hit job is not working. People are turning them out….”

“These are the tactics of children…”

Children were the chief executioners of Mao and Pol Pot.

These malignant bozos need to be taught a lesson that’ll shock them into reality.

The malignant scum who trained them at our schools should be hanged.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to TheFineReport.com. | March 20, 2020 at 8:15 pm

    With almost all K through PhD “skools” shutting down for the rest of the academic year, I think a lot of students will learn to learn on their own from real life and say a big
    F U to overpriced, worthless SJW indoctrination.

Trump should designate a very, very small room in which the reporters are forced to sit ahole to ahole next to each other. This is to protect PDJT, Pence and other vital people who we need healthy. Not worried if the liars get it and have to stay away from the WH for a couple years.
They get a video feed from the press announcement via a 32 inch tv screen. There is one microphone in that very tiny room which they can raise their hand to ASK permission to ask a question. And the Corona virus group can leave the podium at any time they feel like they’ve gotten the information out that they feel is needed.

It just occurred to me that we have not heard about any of these MSM reporters testing positive for the virus. They travel all over the place. Not to mention all these “experts” being interviewed on tv. I would think they have a higher level of exposure than most of us.

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