March 18, 2020

I told you Tuesday about the New York Times reporter who lifted President Trump’s words of context (“Try getting it yourselves”) to make it appear that he told state Governors that they were on their own when it came to obtaining medical equipment to deal with the COVID-19 virus. Here is what he actually said:

“We are backing you in terms of equipment and getting what you need. Also, though, respirators, ventilators, all of the equipment, try getting it yourselves. We will be backing you, but try getting it yourselves. Point-of-sale is much better, much more direct if you can get it yourselves.”

Trump himself seems to be so fed up with the media’s endless attempts to undermine, attack, second-guess, badmouth and misquote everything he’s says and does to keep Americans safe that he used part of his coronavirus update press conference yesterday to call out the Times for its deliberately misleading story, which he quite accurately described as “false,” “bad journalism” and “totally disgraceful.”

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I expect tomorrow’s headline in the Times to read, “Trump Response ‘Totally Disgraceful.’”

Trump also blasted that PC idiocy about the term “China virus” being racist (as Dan Bongino pointed out during our joint appearance on “Hannity” last night, China isn’t a race, it’s a country.) “China Virus” or “Wuhan virus” (which I’ve heard is actually what they call it in Wuhan) is no more “racist” than the terms Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever or Ebola virus, which was first identified in a village near the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Trump very pointedly called it the “China virus,” and explained why. He said for the US media to accept and spread China’s propaganda that it’s racist to associate it with its real place of origin deflects responsibility away from China and makes it easier for them to spread the lie that the US military created it. He said, “It did come from China. So, I think it's a very accurate term.” Asked by a reporter (of course) if that didn’t create a “stigma,” he replied:

"I don't think so. I think saying that our military gave it to them creates a stigma.”

I have never been so proud to be a Trump supporter than at that moment.

Besides, if any nation on Earth deserves to be "stigmatized," it's communist China. The real mystery is why in the world the media are so eager to carry water for the totalitarian Chinese government, which is antithetical to everything they claim to support. China has hidden vital information about COVID-19 that could help other nations know what they’re dealing with (and continues to do so), it allows unconscionable slave labor conditions, it’s the biggest polluter in the world, it’s aggressively militaristic, it's genuinely racist, it has no tolerance for freedom of religion or speech, it uses the Internet to monitor and control its own people, it “disappears” officials who criticize its actions…

…And what makes the US media’s shilling for China even more inexplicable is its hostility to the media. Just this week, Western reporters trying to cover the virus at a Chinese hospital had their cameras and cell phones confiscated and wiped, and reporters from three major US newspapers were expelled. One of those papers was even the New York Times!

Yet the Times and other Western outlets would trust China and unquestioningly repeat its bogus talking points while attacking and aggressively questioning everything that our own President and his team of America’s top medical experts tell them. Are they THAT dependent on the Chinese market to stay in business? Or is it just more proof that the most virulent disease plaguing America is not some virus from China but Trump Derangement Syndrome?

The latest news on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is that the worldwide infection rate has reached 200,000 cases with 8,000 deaths, and there are now cases reported in all 50 US states. The nations with the most cases are China, Italy, Iran, Spain and Germany, and the most confirmed deaths have been in China, Italy, Iran, Spain and France.

Those most at risk are the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions such as lung and cardiovascular disease. Here’s some good information on how to protect seniors from contracting it.

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  • Jimmy Humphrey

    03/22/2020 09:07 PM

    It’s way past time to send all the commies on the left some of there own medicine. These thugs start all of America’s problems. Start a war against them. Reporters that ask dumb questions grab there credentials and write an article describing there stupidity. Fight fire with fire.

  • Karen Nichols

    03/21/2020 10:27 AM

    Why are we so quick to believe China’s death count? I question their numbers. How can a country with their population have less deaths now than a country such as Italy? Why is our media so quick to believe China? The networks/media has major problems with the truth evidently!

  • Joseph j laviola

    03/20/2020 06:48 AM

    Trump called a China virus not a Chinese virus. I wish the media dummies could understand English

  • Kevin Turnbaugh

    03/19/2020 08:34 AM

    Mike, Well if referring to this virus as the "China Virus", ticks off the Chinese; then that is how I will call it from now on, and let's see how much that irritates the PC police.

  • Chip Woods

    03/19/2020 07:57 AM

    I actually agree for a change with your overall premise in this article as well as most of what you said on related subjects within the article. I support overall what Trump is doing now since his turning a corner on his positions regarding the health care experts and scientists.

    But Trump still has legitimately deserved criticism for at least his early lack of meaningful responses to the virus threat as well as many other unrelated issues over the last 3 years.

    Unfettered blind support that he’s routinely received by many in the conservative world (of which I am also a “member”) has been undeserved and unearned. If conservatives themselves had criticized some of his various actions when they deserved to be criticized, perhaps the liberals and conservatives could have worked together to actually get something meaningful done, or more if it, and we would have been far better off as a country. Evangelicals (of which I also am one by definition) can’t and shouldn’t blindly support him (or anyone else for that matter) *solely* because he promotes the pro-life agenda and doesn’t support gay-rights per se. Too many of his other positions and actions are clearly antithetical to Christian beliefs and deserve to be and should be openly criticized by the Christian community. What Jesus said and commanded clearly in the Word, over and over, is directly in opposition to many present positions being taken by Trump and the Republican Party at large, especially the most conservative wing of the party.

    Those simply are the undeniable facts for Christians who have ears to hear and eyes to see.

  • george william burnham

    03/19/2020 03:37 AM

    My feeling all along has been and will remain, President Trump is in the Whitehouse because that is where God wants him to be. God will deal with the media in His way, such that His Will, will be Done. Amen, InHisLove,geo

  • Donna Prather

    03/18/2020 09:19 PM

    So sorry of what people are putting President Trump through. I’m sure the flu season is here& each time people die. My gut tells me this whole deal is wrong. A setup against Trump, the USA, Economy,etc. They didn’t get him through Impeachment, so let’s destroy it all. This is crazy. We are Seniors, this is so stressful. We saw you at our church Shadow Mountain. I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels like this-Thank you for listening-God Bless you

  • Pamala Pritchard

    03/18/2020 07:48 PM

    Thank you Mike, for the real info..most of us, thinking people, out here know, this is a virus..planted ..heck polosi and others went to china..WHY?..THIS IS MENT TO DESTROY OUR ECOMONY..SO WE WILL LET THEM, SAVE US...AND ITS GOT ATTENTION OFF THEIR DIRTY DEALINGS..THANK YOU ..AND GOD BLESS YOU..KEEP STANDING

  • Kay DeWitt

    03/18/2020 06:35 PM

    I wonder how many times now, upon reading one of your newsletters, i have prefaced my comment with the words, "I don't believe....," Perhaps I start what I am about to write WITH those words because it is my spontaneous response AS I am reading something you've written that I find to BE so unbelievable...because it is so

    SO what I cannot believe....with all that we are having to deal with...the fuss that was made over calling the coronavirus the "China virus"...It makes sense TO call it that in view of the fact that that's China.... we first heard of it!

    I wonder how many people will stop majoring in minors as they continue to be concerned about something that WARRANTS their what the corona virus IS rather than what it is called!

  • Ron Besse

    03/18/2020 06:14 PM

    Well I have COPD and cardiovascular disease so I am concerned. I survive with medications and still get around some but I had to give up running any 5K races. Actually I gave up running when Nixon was President. My short-term goal is to make it to my birthday in June but more importantly make it to November to vote for the Orange Man. After that try to keep up with all of the liberals moving to Canada.

  • John Mac

    03/18/2020 05:56 PM

    This virus was originally called the Wujan virus by everyone. China paid the head of the WHO to start referring to it as the Coronavirus. When South Korea had their outbreak in Daegu, the Chinese tried to blame Korea. Notice the word change from Coronavirus to Koreavirus sounded quite similar. Since then they have blamed the U S for going to Wujan and starting the virus. The latest I heard they are trying to blame Italy, saying the Italy virus is a different virus.

  • Sheilla Gheesling

    03/18/2020 05:52 PM

    I think Trump is finally getting on the wagon about Coronavirus but as far as the Dow is concerned, here's just another reason why the deadly tariff word should never have been spoken. He used us, which has hurt retirees the most, so we're not in as good shape to deal with this as we might have been. Sorry, but I have not forgotten that even in these times when other considerations are more forefront in one's mind.


    03/18/2020 05:52 PM

    The Chinese know that there are real reporters and investigative reporters working to find the truth. Now fear if the truth is discovered and reported correctly all of Main Street Media will look like fools especially "SLEEPY JOE BIDEN and Hunter Biden and other ANTI-TRUMP politicians knowing that this virus is just another attempt to take down the Trump Administration.

  • Patrick Schutte

    03/18/2020 05:40 PM

    Good is bad and evil is good. I quote that from an excellent book. Some would say the good book.

  • terry buckalew

    03/18/2020 05:36 PM

    Please lets all pray to end the fake news. God will help us if we all pray.

  • Jerry Korba

    03/18/2020 05:17 PM

    I am not convinced that the Virus is killing all these people most of them are elderly some with other medical problems are all the deaths ruled cause of death Corona virus? Old people get the flu catch a cold or have heart attacks with the Virus do they claim which or rule the Virus did it? I don't trust the government to be completely honest about this it has mislead us before. I have questions people get the Virus and get over it without medical aid so just how deadly is it?

  • Richard Moulton

    03/18/2020 04:46 PM

    America’s enemies fall only into these two categories: Terrorists and Democrats.

  • Louise Williams

    03/18/2020 04:12 PM

    It is terribly upsetting that the press treats the President so poorly. They should be fired for their lies. I will never trust anything said by the MSM.

    Thank you for your support of the President and letting me know the truth of current events.

  • Amy Capp

    03/18/2020 04:05 PM

    Is it possible to share your articles on facebook?

  • Nelson D. Reyes

    03/18/2020 03:59 PM

    I’d call it plainly with reference to where it originated: Wuhan China Virus (WCV). None of that PC guilt that UN struggled about not hurting the feelings of the communist China, stigmatizing the country for posterity. I could go to the gutter with this in response to the extreme left group who called the virus as Trump’s (clearly suffering from TDS) but I’ll spare the stick and not be wallowing in the sewer with them where they all seemed to be happy.

  • Moses Valdez

    03/18/2020 03:55 PM

    It's the China Virus and I've been saying that from day one. I am Hispanic and I take offense that it is called the Corona Virus. Maybe I will call it the China "Peking" Virus! These are Communist that spend our money for their military. For what? Intimidate the USA and threaten us now with our own medicine. America pull you head out of the sand and realize China has a couple of billion people and the need room, resources, our technology and most of all they are racist and they want to keep the race pure!

  • Clara Herrin

    03/18/2020 03:54 PM

    As I am typing this comment, the tears I'm crying blur the screen. I can't tell if I'm crying because I'm so afraid for the future of my beloved country, or if it's because I'm so inspired by the comments that I have just read; or if it's because I'm so grateful for our esteemed President Trump. He is absolutely, without any equivocation, God's man. It could be that I'm crying from a sense of relief that we finally have a President who truly loves this country and is fighting the good fight without shedding blood. I realize he's never actually served in the armed services, but what he's doing now is just as dangerous as any beach invasion. He's going head-to-head with the enemy and he's prevailing. Since he plays 4-D chess, I'm sure he has all his men positioned in such a way as to be able to counter any attack by the enemy. We, as the common soldiers in the field, must stand ready to fulfill his commands trusting that, with enough courage and steadfastness, we will win the day and save our country. I am trying to do my part by not becoming panic stricken and encouraging my fellow citizens to do the same. GOD BLESS OUR PRESIDENT AND GOD BLESS OUR WONDERFUL USA. MAGA

  • James Bagby

    03/18/2020 03:47 PM

    It's past time President Trump let the media have a dose of truthful dialog. "GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP'.

    It was a fine feeling when I read where President Trump let the media have a piece of his mind over their false reporting. "GOD BLESS PRESIDENT TRUMP'. The Holy Scriptures says that in the last days we will experience greater, more dangerous disasters as the time of Christs return nears. More earthquakes, floods, tornadoes, 9-11, now the Corona virus. On 9-11, we seen many people turn to God but it didn't last. God may be using the Corona virus as an awakening as His last call of repentance. Thanks and God Bless you and yours.

  • Marilyn M Fischer

    03/18/2020 03:25 PM

    As always, Mike, you're RIGHT ON!!! From what I've been able to find in my research, is that this is a "man-made" virus. Two anonymous scientists (they don't want to "vanish"!!!) used to work at the biological warfare labs within 20 miles of the Wuhan "Fresh Food Market"! According to these scientists, who, of course, are no longer at those labs!!) the test animals were subjected to all kinds of biological pathogens, bacteria, viruses, gases, etc., to develop "weapons"!!! IF the animals (all mammals!!) survived, they were "snuck off" to the meat market and sold, to be consumed by the Chinese citizens!!! NOW, we know WHY it's been SO DIFFICULT to determine the virus' "make-up"!!~~~especially if it was combined with human DNA!!! If you find out any more information about this, I'd appreciate you letting me know!!! If you don't want to post this comment, due to increased "fear and panic", that's fine!!! I just wanted to share this with YOU!!!

  • Kenneth g stach

    03/18/2020 03:16 PM

    Thank you for update. I wonder if this is Devine intervention from God to show how despicable the Democrats are just like when President Trump won the election.