U.S President Donald Trump speaks during the final press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron during the G7 summit Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, in Biarritz, southwestern France. French president says he hopes for meeting between US President Trump and Iranian President Rouhani in coming weeks. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Washington Post photographer Jabin Botsford snapped a picture of President Trump’s notes as he spoke to reporters at Thursday’s coronavirus task force briefing. The enlarged photo shows the President crossed out “Corona” and added “Chinese” before the word “virus.”
Close up of President @realDonaldTrump notes is seen where he crossed out "Corona" and replaced it with "Chinese" Virus as he speaks with his coronavirus task force today at the White House. #trump #trumpnotes pic.twitter.com/kVw9yrPPeJ
— Jabin Botsford (@jabinbotsford) March 19, 2020
Can anyone blame him?
Why is it such a problem for the media that the President calls the Coronavirus the Chinese virus? Do they believe Xi’s propaganda? Do they really think that U.S. soldiers transported the virus to China?
Why are they allowing themselves to be useful idiots for communists?
Where did this virus originate? In China.
At Thursday’s Coronavirus task force briefing, OAN reporter Chanel Rion noted that reporters who “work right here at the White House” are “consistently siding with foreign state propaganda, Islamic radicals, and Latin gangs and cartels.” Rion asked President Trump if he felt the term “Chinese food” was racist.
Trump accused the media of “siding with China.” He said, “I think they do. They are siding with China. They are doing things that they shouldn’t be doing. They’re siding with many others. China’s the least of it. So why are they doing this, you’ll have to ask them. If we had an honest media in this country, our country would be an even greater place.”
Trump said it amazes him to read the things he reads. He noted that China had just expelled reporters from The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.
Following the briefing, someone had left a note on Rion’s desk in the press room. It said, “Do you think your question was helpful in halting the spread of the coronavirus?”
CNN reporter Oliver Darcy took a photo of the note and tweeted it with the caption, “Someone left this note for the OAN personality at the White House: “Do you think your question was helpful in halting the spread of the coronavirus?””
Ben Shapiro had the best reply of them all. He tweeted, “If we asked this question of every member of the media, there would be no White House press briefings.”
If we asked this question of every member of the media, there would be no White House press briefings https://t.co/1jxceHMxBa
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) March 19, 2020