In times of crisis, the President of the United States has two jobs:
First, to swiftly and decisively enact policy that will keep all Americans safe.
Second, to provide evidence-based hope to the public and reassure citizens of American strength, ingenuity, and resolve.
It appears that the fake news media, however, would prefer the public to live in fear and worry…
NBC reporter Peter Alexander accused President Trump of providing a “false sense of hope” to Americans, despite the fact that progress is being made on potential drugs and vaccines.
Watch the clash below:
President Trump has been working diligently to provide solutions for the American people and to provide hope during this uncertain time.
However, the fake news media have been consistently misrepresenting Trump's comments or taking them out of context.
The context of Alexander's question comes after criticism of Trump touting potential breakthroughs with chloroquine.
Mediate has more on the president's exchange with NBC's Alexander:
President Donald Trump had a bitter exchange with NBC’s Peter Alexander at Friday’s briefing from the coronavirus task force, culminating with the president insulting the White House correspondent as a “terrible reporter.”
The questioning grew tense when Alexander confronted Trump with NIAID chief Dr. Anthony Fauci’s statement that “there is no magic drug” for the coronavirus — a statement the president contested.
“Is it possible that your impulse to put a positive spin on things is may be giving Americans a false sense of hope and misrepresenting preparedness right now?” Alexander asked.
Trump defended his disposition and comments on the pandemic, before Alexander followed up.
“What do you say Americans who are scared, though? Nearly 200 dead, 14,000 who are sick, millions, as you witnessed, who are scared right now.
“What do you say to Americans who are watching you right now who are scared?”
“I say that you’re a terrible reporter,” Trump replied. “I think that’s a very nasty question. And I think it’s a very bad signal that you’re putting out to the American people.”
“You’re doing sensationalism,” Trump continued, bashing NBC and its parent company, Comcast, as “Con-cast.”
Trump had previously stated that chloroquine was FDA approved. However, he was staying that it was FDA approved for malaria.
The media then spun Trump's comments to claim that he was providing "false hope" to Americans.
The media has been pivoting whenever they can to criticize Trump's moves.
However, Trump's moves have turned out to be the right move time after time. For example, Trump limited travel from China even as the media called it "racist."
According to the Washington Times, other reporters were trying to stump the president:
Mr. Trump countered that his administration was so far ahead of the rest of the world on the seriousness of the situation that he was labeled a racist for restricting flights to and from China.
“The only thing we weren’t prepared for was the media,” he said of a travel ban that was implemented in late January. “The media has not treated it fairly. I’ll tell you how prepared I was: I called for a ban for people coming in from China long before anybody.”
The president then singled out NBC News for its coverage before lambasting many of the reporters in the White House briefing room.
“It was your network, I believe they called me a racist because I did that,” Mr. Trump continued. “Many of the people in the room, they called me racist and other words because I did that because I went so early. So, when you say we weren’t prepared, had I let these tens-of-thousands of people come in from China a day, we would’ve had something right now that would have been you wouldn’t have recognized it compared to where we are. How many people have passed away? How many people have died as of this moment? You can multiply that by a factor of many, many, many.”
The news around coronavirus is changing at a rapid pace.
The medical community and scientists are learning more about this virus each and every day.
Furthermore, the president has access to information that allows him to see the big picture on the coronavirus response.
As President Trump works to calm the nation, the media shouldn't be trying to undermine his every word!