Wednesday night, after President Trump did an Oval Office address to try to quell fears about the coronavirus, Democrat leadership immediately went into fearmongering mode.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) led the charge, accusing Trump of being incompetent in his response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Fearmongering for Political Benefit
We just got through an impeachment attempt by Democrats against President Trump.
One of the charges was abuse of power, and we could very much make the case that is exactly what Dems are doing now on a much larger scale.
People like Schiff and Pelosi have a very big and powerful voice for half of our country.
That being said, when they sow fear, it creates panic. And when a Democrat congressman tells the world the president’s response is incompetent, well, people run to Walmart and buy up all the toilet paper.
Personally, I did not listen to Trump’s speech until after I read all the responses to it.
I wanted to hear what people said and see if I could spot that in Trump’s speech.
While I will be the first to admit it was not his best speech, it should have served its purpose if Dems did not immediately walk over to the coronavirus fire and pour a little more gasoline to ensure that it continues to rage out of control.
After the address, Schiff stated, “There were a lot of things I wish I’d heard in the president’s speech today and some that I did hear that really concerned me.
“Because when you have a major health crisis like this, incompetence kills. Incompetence kills.
“And the response thus far from the administration has been, unfortunately, plagued with incompetence.
“And in particular, not getting those tests out there quickly so we can see who is infected, where they were infected, what steps could be taken to really mitigate the spread of this virus, and we now are in the position of trying to make up for lost time that we will never get back.”
Lost time? The United States was given additional time due to the travel restrictions imposed by Trump.
The issue regarding test kits is a systematic issue, a problem we also ran into during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009.
I am not making excuses for Trump, but this is just a reality when we have something like this occur.
Once the problem was identified, test kits were produced. We may not have as many as we like right now, but they are being produced and distributed.
More than 12,000 people died for H1N1, and at no point were sporting events canceled, mass closings of schools did not take place, and nobody really panicked.
The response was critiqued afterward, but everyone worked together during the crisis.
That clearly is not happening this time around the lack of cooperation and fearmongering is coming from the left.
Put simply, this crisis should not be causing toilet paper to be off the shelves and our markets to lose 30 percent in two weeks as though we are about to see the end of civilization, but that is how Democrats are projecting it.
The Dems may not have created this virus, but they are surely taking advantage of it politically in any way they can… all so they can put a man on the brink of dementia in the White House.