The media has threatened to stop broadcasting President Trump's daily briefings on the COVID-19 pandemic.
There seems to be growing chatter around a "Draft Cuomo" movement to replace Joe Biden as the Democratic nominee.
Liberal celebrity hatred towards the president (i.e. Kathy Griffin's false coronavirus accusation) seem to be at an all time high… and that's saying a lot.
Are these just mere random incidents?
Or are all of these things indicative of panic within the Democrat party?
According to Trump's 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale, the Democrat party is in total panic mode.
Well, President Trump is polling 10 points higher today than he was on election day in 2016.
Despite all the media lies, despite attacks from so-called "influencers" in pop culture, Trump is more popular than ever.
See Parscale's breakdown of the numbers and much more:
This polling data comes after Joe Biden's disastrous month in the spotlight.
While most of the media has focused on the COVID-19 pandemic, Biden's major gaffes have gone under-reported.
Biden cursed out an auto worker at a factory plant in Michigan.
He had mental slips and verbal gaffes on virtually every television interview, including his own "shadow briefing" that livestreams from his home.
The Western Journal breaks down what Trump's 10 point bump means:
This is the highest job approval rating from the RealClearPolitics aggregate of Trump’s presidency, higher even than when he took office. (Before now, his highest rating was 45.9 percent on Feb. 2, 2017.) Furthermore, it was a lot higher than it was on Election Day 2016.
Trump was helped by the fact that Hillary Clinton was an unusually unpopular candidate. According to the RealClearPolitics average, even at the closest point between the two, on May 25, 2016, the difference between their popularity-unpopularity gulfs was 2.8 points in favor of Clinton.
On Nov. 7, 2016, meanwhile, that gulf was 8.4 points in Clinton’s favor. Clinton’s favorable/unfavorable numbers were 41.8 percent to 54.4 percent, a -12.6-point gap. Trump’s, meanwhile, were 37.5 to 58.5 — a -21-point gap.
The National Review also confirms Trump's improving numbers in the midst of the pandemic:
The president’s approval rating trades in a pretty narrow band but has definitely been on the upswing. A couple of reputable polls have had him a little above water or even, which is unheard of, and his standing in the RCP poll average is the best it has been. Clearly, he’s benefiting from the fact that people like action in a crisis, and after his initial sense of complacency, Trump has been announcing new measures almost every day at his briefings.
While Joe Biden has relatively healthy ratings, he's been able to stay out of the spotlight during this crisis.
Many pundits and experts predict that Biden's poll numbers will crater as the general election swings into full gear.
In fact, many wonder if Biden will even be capable of withstanding a full on debate with President Trump.
Below is one of Biden's many gaffes, where he states that a cure for COVID-19 will make matters worse... say what?!
Though Bernie Sanders has many radical ideas, we must all admit that he has a fervent base.
Joe Biden, on the other hand, appears to have voters who are as sleepy as he is.
Trump supporters are fired up at the president's strong leadership during the crisis.
Many Democrats leaders are worried that the coronavirus is causing Biden to become "irrelevant," especially as Trump dominates the nation's response.
Couple this with Trump's huge ratings boost in the polls, then no wonder the Democrats appear to be panicked!
The NY Post explains the Democrat party's worry:
“He’s making himself irrelevant,” Saikat Chakrabarti, a former chief of staff to Queens Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, told The Post, saying the virtual broadcasts were not helping. “We need action immediately, and Biden can’t do anything real right now.”
Biden has been forced to watch from the sidelines as President Trump steals the spotlight with daily coronavirus briefings that have been a ratings smash.
Though some experts have criticized the president for spreading inaccurate information and promoting untested antibiotics during his briefings, polls suggest Americans are increasingly pleased with his performance handling the deadly pandemic.
The latest findings from Gallup show the president with a 49% approval rating, approaching a career high he last enjoyed in February during the height of his Senate impeachment trial. The same survey found 60% of Americans now approve of his handling of the coronavirus crisis, including more than a quarter of Democrats.
“I think Trump is being seen as handing the pandemic well by the public even though he was too late to start procuring any [personal protective equipment],” Chakrabarti said, explaining the polling bounce, adding that Biden missed his moment to make an impression. “[Trump] is the only one going up every day and talking to the American people.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders — whose challenge to Biden for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination is sagging — has been in D.C. helping to hammer out trillions of dollars in coronavirus relief spending. The 78-year has also held several in depth coronavirus town halls via Facebook Live.
But Biden has gone nearly dark. Aside from a call with reporters, and a virtual live-stream appearance at a fundraiser on Sunday, the ex-vice president reappeared on television on March 24.
And his appearances have not gone smoothly.
On his first day back on the air, Biden sat for an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper. During the brief Q&A, Biden coughed repeatedly into his fist shortly after telling the anchor he had no symptoms of coronavirus and had not been tested. At one point Tapper even scolded the vice president for not directing coughs into his elbow.
The coughing came along with the usual Biden word salads. On “The View” that same day, the former veep told guest co-host Sara Haines that “we have to take care of the cure. That will make the problem worse no matter what.”
He also had an emotional moment during a virtual CNN town hall Friday talking about personal loss and almost gave out his telephone number on live television.
Many Democrats and armchair pundits have unflatteringly compared Biden’s performance with Gov. Cuomo, who has won praise from both sides of the aisle for his smooth command of facts, regular virus updates and tough, no-nonsense approach to defiant New Yorkers. The fervor peaked as the hashtag #PresidentCuomo zipped across Twitter last week.
Trump's approval ratings are not randomly going up.
The media has been criticizing his every move.
Yet... people are clearly able to see through the media filters and acknowledge the strength and wisdom in Trump's policies and response to the crisis, which included closing the borders to China.
It is unclear how long this virus will last, but if Trump continues to lead the nation with wisdom, his approval will only continue to approve.