The Fake News Media has a field day with President Trump’s coronavirus task force briefings.
They see it as their opportunity to do battle with President Trump.
And one reporter crossed the line by asking a question that left Trump supporters livid.
Journalists are no longer held in high esteem because of so-called “reporters” like New York Magazine‘s Olivia Nuzzi.
Rather than an objective journalist, she’s a partisan political hack with a press pass.
Fake news reporters like Nuzzi love reporting rising coronavirus death tolls because they believe it will hurt President Trump in the November elections.
But Nuzzi crossed the line in a recent briefing, asking the President about whether or not he deserved re-election because more people died from the coronavirus over the last six weeks than during the entire Vietnam War.
“If an American president loses more Americans over the course of six weeks than died in the entirety of the Vietnam War, does he deserve to be re-elected?” Nuzzi asked.
President Trump refused to fall for it, simply replying, “Yes we’ve lost a lot of people, but if you look at what original projections were — 2.2 million — we’re probably heading to 60,000, 70,000 — far too many — one person is too many for this.”
Even former Bush administration Press Secretary Ari Fleischer ripped into Nuzzi on Twitter for what he called a “clown question.”
“It’s clown questions like this that can make the briefing a waste of time. The only point of that question was to provoke. Not learn anything new. Not provide information to viewers. The point was to get under Trump’s skin. Good to see potus rose above and didn’t take the bait,” Fleischer wrote.
It’s clown questions like this that can make the briefing a waste of time. The only point of that question was to provoke. Not learn anything new. Not provide information to viewers. The point was to get under Trump’s skin. Good to see potus rose above and didn’t take the bait. https://t.co/ElNzIKvG36
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) April 27, 2020
Nuzzi replied with all the class she could muster, telling Fleischer, “Oh shut the **** up.”
For Nuzzi – and many other so-called “journalists” – this was seen as a legitimate question that any President would be asked, regardless of their political party.
But that couldn’t be further from the truth.
During the swine flu pandemic in 2009 and 2010, more than 12,000 Americans died.
No one saw fake news reporters asking Barack Obama if he deserved to be re-elected despite more Americans dying on his watch from a disease than died on 9/11.
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