Trump claimed Americans wanted to pretend the pandemic didn't exist and called CNN stupid bastards to cover it.
"You get tired of the pandemic, don't you? You tune into CNN, that's all they cover." Covid, Covid, Pandemic, Covid, Covid. "Do you know why? They try all of Get votes. People aren't buying it, CNN, you stupid bastard. "- Trump pic.twitter.com/QobvMA6Yz0
– Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 19, 2020
Trump said, "You get tired of the pandemic, don't you? You tune into CNN, that's all they cover." COVID, COVID, pandemic, COVID, COVID. "You know why? You're trying to get everyone off the vote . People don't buy it, CNN, you stupid bastard. "
According to Trump, the coronavirus pandemic is a conspiracy against him that CNN carried out to keep Republicans from voting.
The President's comments highlight two of the biggest problems facing his re-election campaign. Trump runs against the media instead of Joe Biden and his plan to deal with the pandemic is to pretend it doesn't exist.
The media is reporting the coronavirus as the pandemic worsens, more people get sick and there will soon be hundreds of thousands more unnecessary deaths. Trump wants the media to stop reporting on the pandemic so that they become aware of the Russian disinformation he is promoting about Joe Biden.
Donald Trump doesn't run against Joe Biden or the pandemic. He's losing, so he's desperately running against the media to motivate his grassroots and stay in the White House.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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