President Donald Trump slammed the mainstream media for creating a coronavirus panic in the US as a way of grabbing headlines, insisting the “USA” is “in great shape” and will hold a press conference tonight at 6 PM with health officials to inform the public on the disease outbreak; plus, more of today’s top stories in conservative politics.
Trump rips media for creating coronavirus panic in the US
President Donald Trump is insisting that the United States is “in great shape” in dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, despite media reports that the disease is spreading and is on the verge of becoming a pandemic.
In an early-morning tweet, President Trump announced that he, accompanied by health officials, will be holding a press conference at 6 PM ET to address the response of his administration to the coronavirus outbreak.
Trump tweeted: “I will be having a News Conference at the White House, on this subject, today at 6:00 P.M. CDC representatives, and others, will be there. Thank you!”
At the same time, in another tweet, President Trump assailed the media for creating panic with its attention-grabbing headlines regarding the disease.
Trump tweeted: “Low Ratings Fake N*ws MSDNC (Comcast) & @CNN are doing everything possible to make the Caronavirus look as bad as possible, including panicking markets, if possible. Likewise their incompetent Do Nothing Democrat comrades are all talk, no action. USA in great shape! @CDCgov”
But it’s not only the media that is worrying Americans, it is statements by officials such as the following by a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director.
“It’s not a question of if this will happen but when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illnesses. Disruption to everyday life might be severe,” Nancy Messonnier, director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, warned while speaking to reporters.
Still, Trump is praising health officials. Returning from India, Trump tweeted: “Just landed. India was great, trip very successful. Heading to the White House. Meetings and calls scheduled today. @CDCgov, @SecAzar and all doing a great job with respect to Coronavirus! Briefing this afternoon.”
New Mexico Governor signs red flag gun measure into law, tells sheriffs to enforce it or resign
New Mexico’s Democratic governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill into law on Tuesday legislation allowing courts to order the temporary seizure of firearms from individuals who are deemed to be a danger to themselves or others.
However, the New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association doesn’t agree, writing an open letter over the weekend. The head of the Association, Tony Mace, wrote in the letter: “Citizens have a right to bear arms and we cannot circumvent that right when they have not even committed a crime or even been accused of committing one.”
Mace quoted the Second Amendment, writing that: “‘Shall not be infringed’ is a very clear and concise component” of the Second Amendment, and one that our forefathers ranked equally with the rights of freedom of speech and religion.
Gov. Grisham said law enforcement leaders have no choice but to enforce the law.
“They cannot not enforce,” she told reporters. “And if they really intend to do that, they should resign as a law enforcement officer and leader in that community.”
Sanders booed during debates when he tried to defend Cuban socialism
During last night’s Democratic debates, recent comments made by Bernie Sanders on CBS’ 60 Minutes were called into question, specifically his defense of former dictator Fidel Castro’s education system.
“Cuba made progress on education,” Sanders said, immediately sparking allowed chorus of boos.
Sanders defended himself by saying that when other countries do something well, Americans should acknowledge it, adding: “But you don’t have to trade love letters with them.” The booing continued despite Sanders attempting to defend his comments.