Mick Mulvaney: Media Trying To Bring Down Trump With Coronavirus Doom
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On Friday, White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney hammered the media for cheering on the crashing stock market and purposely panicking the American people with the coronavirus in an effort to make President Donald Trump look bad.
“The reason you’re seeing so much attention to it today, they think that this is what’s going to bring down the president,” Mulvaney said during a press conference.
President Trump appointed Vice President Mike Pence to be in charge of the response to the Coronavirus which led to mass criticism from Democrats and the media.
“The word this morning is, we’re controlling the message and that it’s a political issue, not a medical issue,” Mulvaney said. “That is completely false.”
Mulvaney then mocked a reporter who asked what the Trump administration was going to do to "calm" the stock market.
“Really, what I might do today to calm the market is to tell the people to turn their televisions off for 24 hours,” he said.
Mulvaney went on to hammer the media for suggesting that President Trump's travel ban from China was "racist."
“We were accused by some on the left of being racist for doing that,” Mulvaney said. “True. I’m not making this up. That was in the press, that this was an anti-Asian policy that we were doing this.”
Mulvaney went on to admit that the coronavirus threat was indeed real but that the actual threat was much less than what the media made it out to be. He noted how the mortality rate, under 2%, was much less than other viruses including the SARS and Ebola outbreaks.
“It’s not a death sentence, it’s not the ebola crisis,” he also added.
Mulvaney went on to note that if the Coronavirus made it's way to America, we may see schools shut down.
“Are you going to see some schools shut down? Probably,” he said. “May you see impacts on public transportation? Sure.”
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Mulvaney said that Congress and the media, not the administration, were asleep at the switch, pointing to the distraction with impeachment when the virus threat was emerging.
He said the administration held briefings with Congress about the coronavirus six weeks ago, but only five senators and about 10-15 members of the House showed up.
“What was still going on four or five weeks ago? Impeachment, and that’s all the press wanted to talk about,” he said. “While real news was happening … the press was covering their hoax of the day because they thought it would bring down the president.”
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