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The establishment media continue to treat President Donald Trump with a level of contempt and disrespect unseen in the modern era, as evidenced once again last week during a segment on CNN.
Host Brianna Keilar opened the 1p.m. EDT programming hour accusing the president of being “deliberately negligent” over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic before accusing him of literally “killing Americans.”
“This is a nation in crisis. We are watching leaders who are in denial and it’s killing Americans,” Keilar said, adding that the president “knowingly puts Americans at risk by holding indoor rallies and events and by cutting funding for coronavirus testing.” The host also said that the president “doesn’t even acknowledge the collective loss of the nation. Instead, he turns the pandemic into a racist punchline for his rally-goers to cheer.”
Keilar then said that “the president is focused more on sending troops to protect statues of dead Confederate generals than on protecting American lives.”
She then scoldingly played a clip of Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis “lecturing states and the media for not opening up fast enough and for warning Americans about the life and death risk of the virus.”
In the clip , DeSantis blasted the media and other critics who predicted — and even seemed to hope — that his state would become inundated with coronavirus cases due to the state’s large retiree population.
DeSantis noted that the media “waxed poetically for weeks and weeks about how Florida was going to be just like New York. Wait two weeks, Florida is going to be next. Just like Italy, wait two weeks. Well, hell, we’re eight weeks away from that and it hasn’t happened.”And while cases are rising there and elsewhere around the country now, […]