Ever since the Democratic Party nominated its ticket of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, together, with their media operatives, have made it central to their campaign message to brazenly lay at the feet of incumbent President Donald Trump the ‘over 200,000 COVID deaths’ – a spurious claim, by any reasonable standard, that has gone virtually unchallenged by mainstream media and even many Republicans seeking to ‘distance’ themselves from the President.
It’s as if the claim, which borders on insanity and is devoid of any logic or real evidence, has been generally accepted as the truth across wide swaths of the country. The Democrats’ own platform says it in no uncertain terms:
“Make no mistake: President Trump’s abject failure to respond forcefully and capably to the COVID-19 pandemic—his failure to lead—makes him responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of Americans.“
As early as May of this year, Jeff Bezo’s Washington Post had already rendered its verdict in a ‘death counter’ report with a matter-of-fact headline that read, “Trump’s covid-19 inaction killed Americans. Here’s a counter that shows how many.”
IMAGE: It’s very much the ‘Trump virus’ versus the ‘China virus’ this election season.
If the notion of sending ‘tens of thousands’ of Americans to their death is supposed to conjure up images of some kind of sick death march, that is exactly what Trump’s opponents are hoping to convey to voters in the 2020 election.
IMAGE: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has presided over one of the worst public health disasters in American history.
Ironically, just a day before the aforementioned WashPo’s journalistic murder conviction of Trump, it was none other than the recently censored New York Post that published a scathing rebuke of NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s disastrous and lethal nursing home policy — a policy that did in fact lead to thousands of dead elderly people in his state’s care.
In a recent episode of the “Conversations with Coleman” podcast, host Coleman Hughes, a Manhattan Institute fellow and contributing editor at City Journal, speaks with establishment academic and author Niall Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and senior faculty fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard.
Ferguson offers this surprising take on the question of whether the effects of the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S. are Trump’s fault:
“There’s actually very little evidence to support those claims. It’s very clear that the failure that produced bad outcomes in terms of excess mortality […] that those failures were not really and can’t be attributed to the men or women at the top…they were failures of the public health bureaucracy.”
In the current political and media climate, as election day quickly approaches, it would seem that every public health official, including all the ‘white coat’ bureaucrats, along with all the political leaders in every state, county and city in the country have been completely absolved of any responsibility when it comes to the COVID ‘death toll’ — and that’s an incredibly audacious plank of ‘truth’ to stand on.
This is an important conversation to be having at this moment in the country’s history; and yet, amazingly, you can barely find it happening anywhere in the public discourse.
Are the effects of COVID-19 Trump’s fault? Watch:
If we’ve learned anything about the politicization of COVID these past nine months, it’s that media ‘spin’ rooms might as well have padded walls.
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