Hell Freezes Over: MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Praises Trump’s Coronavirus Press Conference
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In what might be the most shocking news of the week, one of President Donald Trump's most hostile critics is offering him praise.
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough offered rare praise for Trump on Thursday, saying the president's decision to hold a press conference with CDC officials provided comfort to him.
“I know a lot of people were slamming the President for what he did,” Trump said, referring to Trump’s initial comments on the virus.
“I think we are better off this morning because he did what he did than had he not gone out at all,” he said.
Scarborough noted that there were ‘little side barbs’ in what Trump said, but praised him for refusing to talk about his recent India trip an instead discussing the outbreak.
“I don’t really want to talk about that. Let’s talk about the virus,” Scarborough said. “Grading on the Trump scale, lower scale, I was very pleased and actually comforted that the President of the United States brought the entire health care team out, and they talked to Americans about this very important situation.”
Seems like as each day goes by, a new report reveals that the coronavirus is much more serious than China is admitting to the world.
Syndicated conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh has a theory about this, declaring on Monday afternoon that the coronavirus was being hyped by “the drive-by media” to bring down President Donald Trump.
Limbaugh said, “It looks like the coronavirus is being weaponized as yet another element to bring down Donald Trump. I want to tell you the truth about the coronavirus.”
He continued, “The coronavirus is the common cold, folks. The drive-by media hype of this thing as a pandemic, as the Andromeda strain, as, ‘Oh my God, if you get it, you’re dead,’ do you know what the — I think the survival rate is Ninety-eight percent. Ninety-eight percent of people who get the coronavirus survive. It’s a respiratory system virus. It probably is a ChiCom laboratory experiment that is in the process of being weaponized. All superpower nations weaponize bioweapons. They experiment with them. The Russians, for example, have weaponized fentanyl. Now fentanyl is also not what it is represented to be.”
He added, “I’m not trying to get you to let your guard down. Nobody wants to get any of this stuff. I mean, you never —I hate getting the common cold. You don’t want to get the flu. It’s miserable. But we’re not talking about something here that’s going to wipe out your town or your city if it finds its way there. This is a classic illustration of how media coverage — even if this media coverage isn’t stacked — even if this just the way media normally does things. This is a hyped, panic-filled version. Exactly how the media deals with these things to create audience, readership, interest, clicks what have you.”