Is this another October Surprise that was jettisoned early because the race is tightening up? I think so. The rioting, Joe Biden’s prolonged absences, his bunker mentality, and his struggles in some key Democratic counties, like Miami-Dade, are all seeping through. The polling is slowly starting to reflect what we’ve already known: the race is tightening up—big league. Trump and Biden are running neck-and-neck in Michigan, which has spooked the hell out of Michael Moore. The enthusiasm for Trump is through the roof. And Biden is chasing the president across the Rust Belt. That’s not the sign of a campaign that’s confident of its position, despite poll after poll showing Biden ahead by seven, eight, nine, or even ten points. Then again, these are based on old registered voter polls.
How to stop the bleeding? Well, you cannot count on Biden to do that. He gets too tired. He’s wiped out after giving one speech. So, the Democrats have to lean on their top ally: the liberal media. The first salvo has been fired, with The Atlantic’s fake news story about Trump denigrating America’s war dead three years ago in France. Unnamed sources with firsthand knowledge said it was true. Then, more anonymous sources confirmed it. So, anonymous sources confirmed what other unnamed sources have said in the story from a liberal magazine that’s entirely supported by…anonymous sources. It’s a circus—and no one cares. No one believes it except for anti-Trump Republicans, who might be even more dense and dim-witted than their Democratic counterparts.
This was a story that was definitely being saved for later. For God’s sake, there were ads already made when this story dropped. As Kurt noted, the Left kept this bullet in the chamber but had to fire it off when the rioting started to impact the polls and Nancy Pelosi’s illegal trip to the hair salon in COVID prison state California overall made Democrats look bad. Deploy countermeasures! And now, with COVID mostly being ignored by Americans because we’re sick of this little virus, they’re trying to gin up more panic porn with this book from Bob Woodward, who alleges that Trump knew about the virus’ lethality in February, but only decided to tell us this little tale…less than 60 days from Election Day. The timing says it all, boys and girls (via NBC News):
President Donald Trump acknowledged the dangers of the coronavirus pandemic in a February interview with journalist Bob Woodward, and acknowledged downplaying the threat in a March interview, according to an account of Woodward's new book.
“I wanted to always play it down. I still like playing it down because I don't want to create a panic," Trump said in a March 19 call with Woodward, according to an audio clip posted on The Washington Post's website. The newspaper obtained a copy of his book "Rage," which is scheduled to be released next week.
The new revelation about what Trump was saying privately come as the president tries to convince the American public to vote in November to give him a second term in office as he struggles to overcome low public opinion polls on how he has handled the response to the virus.
Wow. Bob Woodward goes full anti-Trump via @CNN:— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) September 9, 2020
“Woodward concludes his book with a declaration that ‘Trump is the wrong man for the job.’”
JUST IN: President Trump admitted on tape to knowing the deadly nature of the coronavirus pandemic but downplaying it publicly, saying "I wanted to always play it down," according to a new book by legendary reporter Bob Woodward. https://t.co/exJ2Ys97Ch— NPR Politics (@nprpolitics) September 9, 2020
So to be clear, Bob Woodward supposedly had a Trump quote from Feb 7 saying he knew the virus was airborne and deadly. But it couldn't be released until his book came out in... September, 8 wks before the election.— Jazz Shaw (@JazzShaw) September 9, 2020
Okay then. ??
Is going to get your hair done playing down the virus?— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) September 9, 2020
They are desperately trying to pull back coronavirus to being the top issue on voters' minds because the lower it slips, the worse Biden does. Coordinated media hit job yet again— Storm Paglia ???? (@storm_paglia) September 9, 2020
CNN will not show...— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) September 9, 2020
- The sentence where Trump says he's trying not to panic people
- Coumo inviting people to NY
- Pelosi telling people to party
- De Blasio telling people to dine out
- Biden opposing the China flight ban
Joe Biden lives in a alternate reality.— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) April 5, 2020
Over 2 months ago, when Trump announced travel restrictions with China, Joe Biden was criticizing Trump for “xenophobia.”
Today, Biden criticized Trump for the speed he enacted the travel ban.
Biden didn't support the ban until April 3. pic.twitter.com/vndvvmPBTj
After President Trump implemented his travel ban from China on January 31, Joe Biden said in Iowa "this is no time for Donald Trump's record of hysterical xenophobia and fear-mongering." pic.twitter.com/gru4jsiCVf— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) June 1, 2020
I mean, are we really going to play this game? First, let’s be honest; if Trump had acted the way the media wanted him to act in this crisis, he still would be attacked…for causing panic. You all know this. Second, are we forgetting that Biden didn’t think much of this virus? He called the China travel ban, which curbed deaths and infections immensely, “xenophobic.” Third, new therapeutics have saved lives—all ordered by the Trump White House. Also, there have been multiple studies showing that the lockdowns were a disaster. In fact, maybe even more harmful to the health of the country than the virus itself. Information about COVID on surfaces has changed, the mask protocols were bungled from the beginning, and the CDC’s own study on the mortality rate showed that this virus is overall unremarkable. It may come as a shock to the media, but there are other viruses that are much more lethal than COVID. The seasonal flu to this day has killed more people in Virginia than COVID. And for the millionth time, stop citing the number of cases we’ve had since March. The U.S has over six million cases total since then; it doesn’t mean that there are six million people infected right now. That’s a classic liberal media panic line. And now, this insinuation that there was a cover-up with COVID.
BREAKING: The low-information voters of CNN are just learning that #TrumpKnew the coronavirus was dangerous. I guess CNN viewers couldn't deduce that from the fact that he shut travel from China before experts even thought it necessary.— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) September 9, 2020
Of course, Democratic governors who forced nursing homes to accept COVID positive patients, which are responsible for nearly half of all U.S. deaths, won’t be mentioned; neither will the media’s complete abandonment of COVID coverage during the Black Lives Matter riots this summer because that would be inconvenient. Protesting racism makes you immune, apparently, but wanting to re-open your business to feed your family makes you a selfish bastard. We have the receipts. We don’t care about your narratives. We slit the throat of your silliness every day, lefty media clowns. We have videos. We have your statements. And this little Woodward book won’t change much. And the fact that Woodward went on an anti-Trump tear to declare the president the wrong man for the job only reinforces my suggestion to all of you fellow patriots.
Ignore this liberal garbage.