President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Friday, March 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
When the first hint of a viral epidemic sweeping through China first hit the media in January, you could almost see the Democrats, fresh of the humiliating denouement of Adam Schiff’s coup attempt, calculating the best way to use it to damage President Trump. When President Trump correctly recognized the potential danger of the Wuhan virus, he acted immediately to shut off the US from the source of the pandemic,
A reminder: China reported their first deaths linked to #COVID19 on January 11, 2020. President @realDonaldTrump and @CDCgov issued a travel notice for Wuhan, China due to the spreading coronavirus on January 6, 2020—5 days before China even reported deaths. https://t.co/cofK41s22P
— Ken Farnaso (@KLF) March 21, 2020
This was despite the World Health Organization parroting the ChiCom line that there had been no evidence of human transmission
Preliminary investigations conducted by the Chinese authorities have found no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel #coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in #Wuhan, #China🇨🇳. pic.twitter.com/Fnl5P877VG
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) January 14, 2020
In a more decisive move, one that putting the health and safety of Americans above the financial interests of the elites, President Trump was one of the first leaders to stop China from spreading Wuhan virus and was excoriated for his efforts
Remember Nancy Pelosi introduced Legislation restricting President Trump from implementing a Travel Ban . .
Which he sought to slow down the #coronavirus . .
President Trump stopped flights from China on Jan. 31, 2020!
Pelosi whined and complained . .not paying any attention! pic.twitter.com/MOF7Hx8hU7
— Lawyerforlaws (@lawyer4laws) March 17, 2020
If you’ve watched the assclowns in the White House press corps at work, you know that every press conference brings with it a fresh attempt by the Democrats and their lickspittles in the media and NeverTrump to demonstrate that either the Trump Administration is uncaring or incompetent or dismissive of medical and scientific advice. Now the first polls are coming out on how the public sees Trump’s response and they are showing, like with Mike Bloomberg’s campaign, yes, you can spend $900 million to try to sell a pile of dogsh** but a majority of Americans recognize a pile of dogsh** when they see it.
Do you approve/disapprove how Trump is handling the Coronavirus (Survey USA poll)
w/ kids <5: 58/36
w/ kids in college: 55/41
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) March 20, 2020
Trump's Approval Rating
Handling COVID: 56%
Stimulating jobs: 60%
The economy: 60%
Fighting terrorism 58%
Foriegn affairs: 52%
Administrating the government: 51%https://t.co/xLRxtvgAf9 pic.twitter.com/YhZjcPldmc
— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) March 20, 2020
This from Politico, which lets you know that the poll numbers are ten-alarm fire among the Democracts, press and NeverTrump if they mention a poll that is favorable to President Trump.
An ABC News/Ipsos poll released Friday reports that 55 percent of respondents approve of Trump’s management of the public health crisis, while 43 percent disapprove. The latest figures represent a boost in the president’s rating from the previous iteration of the survey, published one week ago, which showed only 43 percent approval for Trump and 54 percent disapproval.
The uptick in public sentiment comes in the wake of a variety of measures the president has taken to combat the rapid spread of COVID-19 within the United States. Trump has been widely criticized for his initial response to the pandemic, as well as his adminitration’s inability to quickly ramp up testing across the country.
Since last Friday, Trump has declared a national emergency, expanded the European travel ban, urged against group gatherings of more than 10 people, signaled his support for dispensing checks to affected Americans, and invoked the Defense Production Act — although he has stopped short of actually triggering the statute.
The president has also often led the daily press briefings of the White House coronavirus task force, announcing new federal actions, taking questions from reporters and generally appearing more solemn regarding the nature of the threat facing the U.S.
Governors on the front lines of the outbreak have praised the administration’s increased engagement, while still demanding a more robust, all-encompassing federal response and the delivery of sorely needed medical equipment in anticipation of the coronavirus’ overrunning of local health care systems.
And the fact that the praise is not coming exclusively from Red State governors is critical.
Folks like CA Governor Gavin Newsome, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, and even Congresswoman Ilhan Omar have come out praising President @realDonaldTrump’s swift actions to combat #COVID19. We have much more in common than we have differences. https://t.co/AlF2X1vVfR
— Ken Farnaso (@KLF) March 20, 2020
And the media are befuddled at the way that the people are ignoring their posturing and lies and believing what they are seeing:
WTF. That can’t be right
— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) March 20, 2020
— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) March 20, 2020
Far from being a weapon to use against Trump, the press, Democrats, and NeverTrump are seeing their specious mewling and bellyaching disregarded by the public. The important thing here is that even though the Wuhan virus will burn itself out as temperatures and humidity increase across most of the US, the opinions people hold of President Trump’s handling of the issue will not change.