President Donald Trump is slamming mainstream media for its continual alarmist headlines, while adding that the Democrats are trying “to inflame” the coronavirus situation by exaggerating the facts; plus, more of today’s top stories in conservative politics.
Trump: Media and Democrats inflaming coronavirus situation beyond facts
President Donald Trump is accusing mainstream media and Democrats of exaggerating the facts and inflaming the public perception of the coronavirus situation.
In an early-morning tweet, President Donald Trump wrote: “The Fake N**s Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power (it used to be greater!) to inflame the CoronaVirus situation, far beyond what the facts would warrant. Surgeon General, ‘The risk is low to the average American.'”
In separate tweets, Trump congratulated his administration, Vice President Pence and the coronavirus task force.
“Great job being done by the @VP and the CoronaVirus Task Force. Thank you!” Trump wrote in one tweet.
Trump wrote in a second tweet: “The BEST decision made was the toughest of them all – which saved many lives. Our VERY early decision to stop travel to and from certain parts of the world!”
On Sunday, President Trump also tweeted a similar message:
“We have a perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan at the White House for our attack on CoronaVirus. We moved VERY early to close borders to certain areas, which was a Godsend. V.P. is doing a great job. The Fake N*ws Media is doing everything possible to make us look bad. Sad!”
Ted Cruz and other lawmakers staying home after interaction with a person who tested positive for coronavirus at CPAC
Texas Senator Ted Cruz announced that he will be staying home after he made contact with an individual who tested positive for coronavirus after attending the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) ten days ago.
Cruz says he had “a brief conversation and a handshake” with the individual, and interaction lasting less than a minute. Cruz adds that he is not experiencing any symptoms.
A number of other lawmakers who also attended the conference have announced they will also remain home “under self-quarantine” after making “sustained contact” with the same individual.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has confirmed that the individual tested positive for coronavirus.
Trump says Democrats rigged primary against Sanders, Bernie agrees – says Democratic establishment used heavy pressure to force Klobuchar and Buttigieg out
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders says that presidential candidates Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg received a “great deal of pressure” from the Democratic “establishment” to suspend their campaigns and endorse former Vice President Joe Biden.
“I think it’s rigged against Bernie,” Trump said to reporters at the White House.
Trump also called it a “quid pro quo” saying that Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg may have dropped out in exchange for administration positions.
“The establishment put a great deal of pressure on Pete Buttigieg, on Amy Klobuchar, who ran really aggressive campaigns,” Senator Sanders said on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday. “But suddenly, right before Super Tuesday, they announced their withdrawal.”
“If they had not withdrawn from the race before Super Tuesday, which was kind of a surprise to a lot of people,” Sanders continued, “I suspect we would have won in Minnesota, we would have won in Maine, we would have won in Massachusetts. The turnout may have been a little bit different.”
Trump says Warren “single-handedly destroyed” Sanders campaign, Bernie believes he can win without Warren’s support
President Donald Trump slammed Elizabeth Warren for not dropping out of the race and endorsing Sanders, while there Vermont Senator believes he can win without her support
Trump tweeted: “Elizabeth “Pocahontas” Warren singlehandedly destroyed the Bernie Sanders campaign by stripping voters away from his count on Super T. He lost states that he easily would have won if she had dropped out 3 days earlier. The DNC is doing it to Bernie again! Will he ever get angry?”
During an appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, Sanders was also asked by the host whether Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren declining to make an endorsement of him following her withdrawal from the race was going to hurt him, and if he could win without her support.
“I would certainly love to have the support of Senator Warren, but yes, of course we can,” Sanders said. “We can win this because we are going to win the support of working people all over this country who agree with our agenda that, among many other things, the time is long overdue to recognize that health care is a human right in this country, not a privilege. We must pass a ‘Medicare for All’ single-payer program.”