The 2020 election is drawing closer and the Democrats are desperate to defeat Donald Trump.
The so-called mainstream media’s attacks on Trump have intensified, which didn’t even seem possible.
But one reporter asked a disgraceful coronavirus question and instantly regretted it.
New White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has been tasked with walking into the viper’s pit known as the press briefing room every day.
The press has become nasty in ways that are truly hard to believe.
Their goal isn’t to ask questions to inform the public, but rather elicit a frustrated response so they can get a soundbite and go viral on social media.
This has become the game.
One reporter tried to paint the Wuhan virus as Trump’s Vietnam, but he shut down the question with a graceful response that the reporter didn’t deserve.
Now McEnany has been receiving those slings and arrows.
Instead of always playing defense, McEnany has taken the fight to the press, and they don’t know how to handle it.
She gloriously called out the press for their hypocritical coverage of the coronavirus, and asked them why they weren’t asking any serious questions about Obamagate.
A reporter from POLITICO tried to ask McEnany a “gotcha” question, but it didn’t work out well for him at all.
Ryan Lizza asked, “What does the White House view as the number of dead Americans where you can say that you successfully defeated this pandemic? Is there a number?”
Lizza’s ugly question isn’t designed to ascertain anything useful.
He just wants to grandstand and perhaps get a good soundbite.
Despite the obvious intent, McEnany quickly shut down his question.
She responded, “Yeah, you know, every loss of life counts. We say 100,000, but like the president says, one death is something to be mourned. These 100,000 individuals have a face; the president takes this very seriously; it’s why he lowered the flag to half-staff for three days to remember these men and women. I think Dr. Birx said it best when she said that in their estimates they had anywhere between 1.5 and 2 million people in the U.S. succumbing to the virus if we didn’t shut down the economy.”
McEnany’s point about Dr. Deborah Birx is correct.
Based on information at the time, the models were projecting millions dead.
It’s strange how reporters are incurious about questioning China’s role in the spread of the pandemic.
McEnany continued, “The president made the very hard choice of shutting down the economy so we avoided that extraordinary number. One death is too many; we never want to see a single individual lose their life, but that being said, to be under significantly that high mark shows that the president did everything in his power and helped to make this number as low as humanly possible.”
Upset by the fact his “gotcha” question didn’t land, Lizza asked it again, but McEnany shut him down again.
McEnany’s role as press secretary is important, because the corporate press has been getting away with these unscrupulous tactics for years.