If there’s anything President Donald Trump has learned in his nearly four years in office and during the time he was running for the office, it’s that he has to go over the heads of the mainstream media if he wants to get his messages out to Americans. And he hasn’t stopped doing that, even while in the hospital recovering from the Wuhan coronavirus.
This afternoon, he took to Twitter to knock down the pernicious conspiracy theories the media’s been trying to hard-sell all day. As my colleague Nick Arama wrote, addressing the crazy, liberal media, just try getting around the tweets from this POTUS.
On a related note, earlier on Saturday, the NY Post reported that the president spoke by phone with his attorney and former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani — echoing what Trump’s doctors quoted him as saying at the start of the Walter Reed press conference this morning — that “[he] could get out of here right now.” His message, dictated to Giuliani, also touched on the fake news media’s disgraceful behavior over his health.
“You go tell people I’m watching this coverage [reporting he’s taken a turn for the worse].”
Then he continued, giving an update on his condition:
“I feel I could get out of here right now. But they’re telling me there can always be a backstep with this disease. But I feel I could go out and do a rally.
“I am the president of the United States. I can’t lock myself in a room. … I had to confront [the virus] so the American people stopped being afraid of it so we could deal with it responsibly.
“We have made tremendous progress on treating this disease. Fatality rates are very low compared to [the beginning].”
Returning to his own health, Pres. Trump enthused:
“I’m going to beat this.
“Then I will be able to show people we can deal with this disease responsibly, but we shouldn’t be afraid of it.
He then remarked on how his administration has handled COVID-19:
“If I had handled it any other way, I would have created more panic, more fear in the American people.
“We are making great progress on dealing with this disease and making better progress with the economy than anyone had the right to expect.”
But he wasn’t done reaching out directly to the people. Saturday night, he recorded a four-minute-long video from the hospital’s presidential suite.
You can watch his full message to the American people in the video below:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 3, 2020
Now, it’s your turn. What did you think of the president’s messages to Americans? Leave your thoughts in the comments area below!