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Trump calls out Fox News for not helping him get re-elected

Featured image President Trump has complained that “FoxNews is doing nothing to help Republicans, and me, get re-elected on November 3rd.” Trump added: Sure, there are some truly GREAT people on Fox, but you also have some real “garbage” littered all over the network, people like Dummy Juan Williams, Schumerite Chris Hahn, Richard Goodstein, Donna Brazile, Niel Cavuto, and many others. They repeat the worst of the Democrat speaking points, and lies. »

Mark Cuban’s mindless critique of President Trump

Featured image In an era when American politics is dominated by obnoxious loud mouths, it’s not surprising that Mark Cuban thinks he should have a big role. Cuban deems himself presidential timber, and has not ruled out running for president in 2024. Last night Cuban went on Sean Hannity’s program to question President Trump’s leadership. Cuban told Hannity: He can’t be blaming the victim all the — you know, Sean, this is »

The not so great hydroxychloroquine debate

Featured image So, President Trump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure against contracting the Wuhan coronavirus. You have to give him credit. He has the courage of his convictions. Actually, it doesn’t require courage to take hydroxychloroquine as a preventative measure. The drug has been widely used to treat malaria and lupus for many decades. Like virtually every medication, it has side effects. However, it is not dangerous. The FDA »

Warp it up

Featured image In his May 14 column “Losing our fears, in war and plague,” Victor Davis Hanson recalls the monumental industrial effort that backed our effort to win World War II. Arthur Herman wrote the book on the subject. I thought of Victor’s column and Herman’s book when President Trump announced the ambitious plan to develop a COVID-19 vaccine and manufacture hundreds of millions of doses by the end of 2020. The »

Regarding Dr. Fauci

Featured image I think Rich Lowry is mostly right about Dr. Anthony Fauci in this column for Politco. Lowry says: [Fauci] is neither the dastardly bureaucratic mastermind imposing his will on the country that his detractors on the right make him out to be nor the philosopher-king in waiting that his boosters on the left inflate him into. He’s simply an epidemiologist, one who brings considerable expertise and experience to the table, »

Another silly mainstream media attempt to paint Trump as racist

Featured image At yesterday’s White House briefing on the Wuhan coronavirus, Weijia Jiang, CBS News’ White House correspondent, asked President Trump about his frequent statements that the U.S. is doing more testing for the virus than any other nation. Jiang didn’t dispute the claim. Instead, she asked: Why does that matter? Why is this a global competition to you if every day Americans are still losing their lives. . .? The question »

The case of Gary Lenius

Featured image NBC News treated the strange death of Gary Lenius by toxic fish tank cleaner as yet another opportunity to bash President Trump. With two reporters on the story, NBC News delivered “Man dies after taking chloroquine in an attempt to prevent coronavirus.” Wanda Lenius “told NBC News she’d watched televised briefings during which President Trump talked about the potential benefits of chloroquine,” and President Trump had touted the potential therapeutic »

Washington Post attacks Trump for listening to experts [updated]

Featured image The Washington Post, in an article by Philip Bump, rips President Trump for having underestimated the number of Americans who will die from the Wuhan coronavirus. Earlier this month, Trump said, “I think we’ll be substantially, hopefully, below the [100,000] number, and I think, right now, we’re heading at probably around 60-, maybe 65,000.” In making this statement, Trump was doing what the Post and other critics constantly accuse him »

Why the U.S. came up short on coronavirus testing

Featured image Democrats and the mainstream media have made testing the center piece of their multi-faceted critique of President Trump’s response to the Wuhan coronavirus. And there’s no denying that the U.S. was slow off the mark when it came to testing for that virus. To what degree, though, is Trump to blame? John Sexton at Hot Air takes up this question. He finds that the failure to ramp up testing was »

About Trump’s “liberate” tweets

Featured image President Trump is being blasted by the Washington Post, and presumably by every other mainstream media outlet, for tweeting in support of those who protest lockdowns in certain states. When protesters rallied against the orders of Gov. Walz in Minnesota and Gov. Whitmer in Michigan, Trump tweeted “Liberate Minnesota” and “Liberate Michigan.” Liberal journalists expressed outrage that, having just agreed that governors should make the decisions about when and how »

“The man who would be king” is now “the buck passer in chief”

Featured image Yesterday, President Trump released federal guidelines regarding the reopening of the economy. Trump did not suggest a date by which the economy of the U.S. or of any state should be reopened. The guidelines call on state and local officials to make these decisions. Trump was wise to say these decisions should be made locally. First, he lacks the power to make them. ( The Washington Post says that Trump’s »

Is President Trump indulging in “happy talk” about the coronavirus?

Featured image Last week, President Trump warned the nation that it is in for a “very rough” two coming weeks. He was referring to the number of expected deaths from the Wuhan cornonavirus during that period. Trump has also spoken of the economic devastation caused by the shutdown he called for. He mentions the immense toll of the shutdown on the economy at every press briefing I see. Yet at today’s briefing, »

A letter to Chuck Schumer

Featured image President Trump has responded in a public letter to criticism from Sen. Chuck Schumer of his handling of the Wuhan coronavirus. The text is here. Trump begins by thanking Schumer for his “Democrat public relations letter and incorrect soundbites which are wrong in every way.” He then corrects Schumer’s claim that the president hasn’t adequately utilized the Defense Production Act. The president reminds Schumer that the Act “has been consistently »

Maryland’s governor takes a shot at President Trump

Featured image If you’re the Republican governor of a state as “blue” as Maryland, it’s good politics to differentiate yourself from President Trump from time to time. Maryland’s governor Larry Hogan went so far as to consider running against in Trump in the GOP primaries. Fortunately, he had the good sense not to undertake a mission that quixotic. Now, Hogan is differentiating himself from Trump on responding to the Wuhan coronavirus. But »

Is Trump Getting a Bump?

Featured image One of the largest factors in the various political science models that predict the outcome of presidential elections—models that have been largely correct over the last half-century, though the sample size is admittedly too small—is economic growth in the first half of the year. With Goldman Sachs and other forecasters now predicting that GDP might shrink by as much as 25 percent in the coming months, it would seem that »

Mike Pence’s moment

Featured image These are becoming the most uncertain times I have ever experienced. The immediate aftermath of 9/11 was uncertain, but after about a week it seemed unlikely that there would be another large scale terrorist attack against the homeland. There was great uncertainty when the economy and the stock market tanked in 2008, but no health scare to go along with the economic woes. At present, we have a pandemic, an »

Trump tests negative

Featured image The Democratic Party’s media adjunct was highly excited by President Trump’s contact with officials who have subsequently been diagnosed with the novel Coronavirus. They taunted him for his failure to take a test. When he indicated he would probably be tested, one could feel the excitement mount. Sources now report that Trump tested negative, according to a statement released by White House physician Sean Conley. Politico reports by email: “The »