Hillary Clinton smiles as she is introduced at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., Friday, May 25, 2018. Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute honored Clinton with the 2018 Radcliffe Medal. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
The Washington Post has received a lot of ooohs and aaahs and back pats from journalists as well as Democrats (but I repeat myself) for publishing a report on Monday that those praising them believe is the most definitive timeline of the Trump administration’s handling of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.
The report is deceptive on a number of fronts, which we’ll get to in a minute, but that didn’t stop failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton from weighing in with her .02. Never one to let a crisis go to waste when it involves dunking on Trump, Clinton took to the Twitter machine yesterday to echo the article’s claims, and to urge people to vote Trump out in November:
“It took 70 days for Trump to treat the coronavirus not as a distant threat or harmless flu strain well under control, but as a lethal force poised to kill tens of thousands of citizens.”
Replace this man in November. https://t.co/zs1TWhYMqv
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 6, 2020
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), who has been on the warpath against the media/left’s phony timeline narratives over the last several weeks, saw Clinton’s tweet and injected some inconvenient truths into the debate.
Among other things, Crenshaw noted that the it was the Washington Post’s downplaying of the Wuhan coronavirus until it became convenient to blame Trump that was the real issue:
Denial? From the man who restricted travel in January & saved lives, while your party celebrated his impeachment?
You may be confusing him with the Washington Post, telling America to get a grip, that COVID19 wasn’t scary, & that we should be wary of an aggressive govt response. https://t.co/kVzeUFBckN pic.twitter.com/T7p0y1v2aq
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) April 7, 2020
Crenshaw wasn’t the only one:
Your people said closing the border to China was racist and a war against immigrants… and told people to go out to dinner in Chinatown when this was spreading to combat Trump.
Sit back down.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) April 6, 2020
President Trump acted quickly & decisively & criticized by the Left for doing so! On January 31st during an Impeachment process just 10 days after 1st case reported in America Closed traffic to the largest populated country in the world and Set up an expert CoronaVirus Task Force pic.twitter.com/xRC6CaGs87
— Wayne Dunlap (@wdunlap) April 6, 2020
There’s still a lot we’re learning about who knew/did what and when regarding the early days of the U.S.’s knowledge of the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak (no thanks to China and their World Health Organization mouthpieces).
But quite frankly I don’t trust a single thing the national press reports about the timeline, especially considering they’re so busy lying about their own timeline of downplaying the threat from the Wuhan coronavirus.