Phillip Rucker: "You're the president and people tuning into these briefings, they want to get information and guidance … they are not looking for rumors"President Trump: "I'm the president and you're fake news"
Posted by MSNBC on Thursday, April 23, 2020
Now that Trump has touted the potential benefits of sunlight in combatting the Wuhan Virus I expect the lib media to start lobbying for black holes and the destruction of the solar system. It’s only a matter of time.
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) April 23, 2020
FoxNews.com reports that
President Trump had a contentious exchange with Washington Post journalist Philip Rucker at Thursday’s coronavirus task force briefing.
Following the task force’s presentation about the virus’s vulnerability to sunlight and humidity, Rucker asked the president if it’s “dangerous” for him to suggest that it’s safe for people to go outside, pointing to the death counts in places with warmer climates like Florida and Singapore.
“Here we go, here we go — the new headline is ‘Trump asks people to go outside — that’s dangerous,'” Trump mocked Rucker. “You ready? I hope people enjoy the sun and if it has an impact, that’s great.”
Trump highlighted the prior “rumor” that heat is effective in killing the virus and questioned if “light and heat” can be applied to a cure, stressing that he’s “not a doctor” but that it may or may not work. Dr. Deborah Birx said having a fever helps the body respond to the virus, though expressed uncertainty about Trump’s suggestion.
However, none of that sat well with the Post’s White House bureau chief, who is also an MSNBC analyst.
“But respectfully, sir, you’re the president and people tuning in to these briefings — they want to get information and guidance and want to know what to do. They’re not looking for a rumor,” Rucker said.
“Hey Phil, I’m the president and you’re fake news,” Trump shot back. “And you know what I’ll say to you? I’ll say it very nicely. I know you well, I know you well because I know the guy, I’ve seen what he writes. He’s a total faker. So, are you ready?… It’s just a suggestion from a brilliant lab by a very, very smart man. He’s talking about sun, he’s talking about heat. And you see the numbers. So that’s it. That’s all I have. I’m just here to present talent. I’m here to present ideas because we want ideas to get rid of this thing.”
After his praise for Bill Bryan, the head of the science and technology directorate at the Department of Homeland, Trump added, “And if heat is good and if sunlight is good, that’s a great thing as far as I’m concerned.”
Here’s what brought about the above exchange per FoxNews.com,
Bill Bryan, the head of the science and technology directorate at the Department of Homeland, said that solar light along with high temperatures and humidity have a “powerful effect” of creating environments less favorable for the virus to survive.
A chart released by during the White House coronavirus task force by the DHS showed that the novel coronavirus dies within two minutes in hot summer humidity while on surfaces and a minute and a half while in the air.
“Coronavirus dies at a much more rapid pace when exposed to sunlight and humidity,” Bryan said during the White House briefing. “The virus dies the quickest in direct sunlight. Isopropyl alcohol will kill the virus in 30 seconds.”
Bryan, however, warned that the results from a DHS study were still in the nascent stages and cautioned Americans to continue practicing social distancing and other hygiene measures outlined by the federal government.
The question is, why did President Trump being glad to see a possible light at the end of the Coronavirus Tunnel get the reports from The Washington Post so agitated?
Those reports, like their masters in the Democratic Party Hierarchy, believe that the longer that the Chinese Coronavirus lingers on, the longer that Democratic Governors will attempt to limit the Constitutional Freedom of American Citizens.
The longer that they can make this pandemic last, the worse the American Economy is going to get and the better their chances of spoiling President Trump’s bid for reelection…even running a loser like Joe Biden.
If these preliminary studies are correct and the change of seasons from spring to summer will go a long way in eradicating the coronavirus, Then that leaves the President and his Administration time to begin the process of rebuilding America’s Economy.
From here in my man-cave in the Mid-Southern part of America’s Heartland, it appears to me like the Far Left Democrats would rather America’s Economy tanks and the millions of Americans currently unemployed remain that way, so that Sleepy Joe and the real power behind him can convince Americans just how benevolent that they and the “Democratic Socialism” which they will be peddling will be when they are sitting in the Oval Office come January of 2021.
As one of my fellow writers at www.Spartareport.com said in a discussion yesterday, what the Democrats don’t get is that the real power of the movement that elected Trump in 2016 was not Candidate Trump himself but the average Americans who supported him.
The “smartest people in the Room” are so cloistered up there in Washington, D.C. from us “commoners”, that the value system and political ideology which has consumed them has as much in average Americans as Rosie O’Donnell does with Jenny Craig.
In order for the Democrats to have a change in the 2020 Presidential Election, the Chinese Coronavirus Pandemic must drag on for as long as possible.
Because, the longer it drags on, the more that the America that we know and love will resemble the Marxist Nation that the Far Left Democrats want to change us into.
Until He Comes,