Well ….

Well just two hours after our post yesterday the President took to the airwaves and his arguments were almost as if he read the blog.

Then, it hit the fan as they say!

Of course he could not make his point and leave it there. No, as he has throughout his presidency, he went to the next level.

So, where he won the argument with the misrepresentation of Dr. Fauci’s words, he lost it with his argument over states’ rights.

Which is shocking because he argued governors could decide to close their states or not. Since they had the right to close, why do they not have the right to open them?

As soon as I heard that Gov. Cuomo and five other NE Governors were going to do a regional opening, I saw this coming. I knew the President would see it as a challenge to his leadership. He wouldn’t take the diplomatic road and say we will work in conjunction — and he didn’t. I wonder if Cuomo and his counterparts didn’t set this up.

So at the end of the day we have the NYT and ABC backing off the Trump delayed and people died narrative, and on to he was overstepping his power boundaries.

How is the administration doing in this crisis? I guess the answer lies in how you feel about the President. The administration supporters have proven they will stand with them no matter what.
With 92% negative coverage, I don’t see many of those anti converting. So divided we go forward.
The questions to ask would be these:
Is the outcome what you expected or did you think the toll would be far greater?
Did we act when we should have?
Is there anyone who was ahead of the administration?
Where did people (and media) who criticize now stand when it mattered?
How do we get out and back to life?

Finally, on this some interesting findings in a Gallup Poll:

They found, “Americans approve of the coronavirus response from Mr. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and six national institutions.”

But, “only 34% have a favorable review of the press,” during the crisis.

some other news:

Did you hear that Michael Avenatti, will soon be temporarily released from jail, thanks to a federal court judge, because of the virus spread in his jail? He is getting a 90 day release on $1 million bond.

Did you see Joe Biden’s plan to move forward on this crisis? Poor Joe is in a tough spot with this. His plan:
Continued social distancing practices would be the first step in his plan, in order to “significantly” cut the number of cases in the country.
Use the Defense Production Act to the fullest extent to ensure that health-care workers have the resources they need to combat the outbreak safely.
He would put together a task force to look into how businesses could operate safely, such as implementing new layouts and space between tables at restaurants.
He also said this:
“As we prepare to reopen America, we have to remember what this crisis has taught us: The administration’s failure to plan, to prepare, to honestly assess and communicate the threat to the nation led to catastrophic results. We cannot repeat those mistakes.” 
Umm, if the supplies were bare weren’t you VP for the eight years before this administration?
A tough spot for Biden.

This one is hard to explain but AOC said this yesterday:
“Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claimed in a series of tweets that some people are ‘too scared’ to go to the hospital or continue doing their jobs because of President Trump’s ‘xenophobic’ response to the coronavirus pandemic.”

Lot’s of MSM coverage on the fact that the U.S. has suffered the largest number of coronavirus deaths in the world.
What’s missing is a week ago when the President said we had tested the most people, the media said that was unfair. We had a larger population and our per capita was not the best. Well doesn’t that apply to deaths too?
Another example of using facts to support your argument only.

Here’s an interesting tidbit. Trump winery is eligible for a federal bailout under the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package.
Now they wrote into the bill that Trump and his family cannot personally benefit from the bill. Deep in the fine print of the law passed by Congress, to try to arrest an economic free fall, is language that would put the winery in the category of businesses eligible for aid because grapes used to make wine are a “specialty crop.”
Now a company representative said there were no plans to apply.
My question is did we exclude all the other leaders in congress? All the members? Or was this just the President and his family? What do you think?

a final thought and question:

Just asking: Yesterday we wrote about the NYT and MSM saying the President waited too long to act. So here’s a question that someone might ask.
Since almost half the U.S. deaths are in New York City and State and the Mayor and Governor didn’t act until mid March, were they too slow to act?
Right now the media says they are heroes and the President a villain. How does that compute?

Be well and stay safe.

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