The President’s Phenomenal Press Conference on Coronavirus

 

I write this moments after watching the President’s press conference announcing not only a National Emergency due to the coronavirus outbreak and much more far-reaching, in my view, the creation of a Public-Private coalition in order to fight this extremely serious epidemic.

I am writing this now as I am most interested in seeing just how far the Democrat-Media complex will go to try to twist what I just saw with my own eyes into the sadly inevitable next moment when the “walls are closing in” on the President and “he just lost any hope of re-election” in November.

I also write it at this moment immediately after the conclusion of both the press conference and the questions from the press corps to record my, and My Lady’s, impression that it was, in the true sense of the word, a phenomenally successful session in which much-needed positive messages were sent to the American people, not only by the President and Vice President, but by the very impressive Government agency officers such as Dr. Fauci and Ms. Birx but also by the CEOs of major corporations enlisted to help in this critically important effort.

I also use the word phenomenal in another sense, as we both kept remarking at the dramatic improvement in the stock market as the press conference unfolded– sure enough, it turned out to be the largest single-day increase in the stock market in history. We saw, from the time we started watching the press conference to the time it ended, an increase of about 6-7 points in the amount of increase in the numbers. Truly, pardon the repetition, phenomenal!

I am sure we will immediately be hearing from the various Anti-Never-Never-Never Trump outlets why what I just saw with my own eyes was an unmitigated disaster for our President. I, like many of you, I am sure, know that’s coming, like the night follows day, and do not care.

I would, however, be most interested in what you saw and what you thought of it– positive, negative or in between?

God Bless America!

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  1. WillowSpring Member
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    I thought it was fantastic – even phenomenal!  I was impressed again with Trumps ability to get the leaders of American business behind him.  Both my wife and I – who heard it together – had an immediate thought of “how are they going to spin this?”

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  2. EHerring Coolidge
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    People were always overreacting and panicking.  I am not saying this is a nothing burger, but one wonders how we will ever again survive the seasonal flu. We went to the store for a few items and I wandered around checking for panic shopping.  Sure enough, no TP and hand sanitizer. Ditto for ingredients, per social media, to make your own hand sanitizer. Cleaning supplies mentioned on social media, gone, but rest assured, you can clean those nasty norovirus germs from the walls of your shower thanks to well-stocked shelves. 

    NCAA and pro sports overreacting. Meanwhile, schools here still open, for now, and two teams playing baseball tonight in local minor league ballpark. The invite to come included a tongue in cheek comment that the stadium had TP. 

    12,000 deaths from Swine Flu got Obama kudos from the media while 32 deaths from this, mostly in two states, had Dems calling for impeachment again.

    Will Trump Derangement end when they realize the worst will be in cities, not flyover country, blue cities, Dem mayors?

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  3. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge
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    That is the power of incumbency.  Biden has a dandy plan on his website, but Trump has unleashed companies to do what they do best.  Google doing technology, drug companies making innovative test kits, Walmart & Target setting up drive-through test stations.  I trust those companies to do wonderful job.  While has a plan on a website, Trump will have an army of healthcare workers in the field.  Powerful!

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  4. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
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    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):
    Trump has unleashed companies to do what they do best.

    I believe this is key.  I find that the President does so well in this sort of forum.  He seemed in his element, comfortable and confident.  Reassuring.  This is a man who solves problems and gets things done.

    The press, however, makes me angry.  There may not be any points scored by sporting teams in the next few days or weeks but the press sure is trying to fill in that gap.

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  5. Nohaaj Coolidge
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    greedy corporate entities scalping money off the backs of the plebes! How can you sleep at night? Too little too late! Another lie by the liars that lie.  <lefty trope off>

    phenomenal.  in caps and bold. 

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  6. Gumby Mark (R-Meth Lab of Demo… Thatcher
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    I missed the conference but glad to hear it went well.  How prominent was the emphasis on doing social distancing,  cancelling large events, and avoiding travel?

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  7. Ansonia Member
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    I sensed Trump knocked it out of the park. My immediate thought was that it doesn’t matter how much they try to spin it to make people doubt the positive reaction they had. There’s a deeper level on which that won’t work. My better half also thought everyone did a fantastic job of telling us what they were doing and going to do.

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  8. EHerring Coolidge
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    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    DonG (skeptic) (View Comment):
    Trump has unleashed companies to do what they do best.

    I believe this is key. I find that the President does so well in this sort of forum. He seemed in his element, comfortable and confident. Reassuring. This is a man who solves problems and gets things done.

    The press, however, makes me angry. There may not be any points scored by sporting teams in the next few days or weeks but the press sure is trying to fill in that gap.

    Some ESPN announcers were as bad as the newsies. Now they have tanked their own jobs thanks to TDS. ESPN down to reruns on almost all channels except the main ESPN one. 

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  9. MarciN Member
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    My husband watched it on Fox Business as it occurred. The producers split the screen. Pretty darned exciting to see! :-) 

     

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  10. MichaelKennedy Inactive
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    A pseudo conservative at Althouse. Sounds like an NT here.

    Chuck said…

    This Tweet from today, from the account of Senator Sherrod Brown, may well be the single most devastating anti-Trump tweet of Trump’s 4-year presidency.

    The story is simple enough that everyone will get it.

    Today, in the Rose Garden, Trump was asked a question by PBS News Hour reporter Yamiche Alcindor. It was a single, articulate, direct question. In a word, she asked about Trump’s having disbanded the Executive branch team assembled during the Obama Administration (under Ron Klain, now a senior advisor to the Biden campaign) to address pandemic infectious diseases.

    Trump called it a “nasty question.” Everyone who watches the video will know that it was not a nasty question.

    Trump had no good answer. He didn’t even have an honest answer. Trump tried to foul it off by saying that he didn’t personally order the shutdown of the office. That was a lie, even going by Trump’s own words from earlier this week. Where he answered another question about the office by saying that he didn’t want to have “thousands” of executive branch staff not doing anything, and that if there were an emergency, they could re-staff the problem very quickly.

    But then there was Senator Brown’s tweet from today. In which he pointed out that 600 days ago, he had demanded an explanation from the President about the closure of the pandemic emergency office.

    The Biden campaign, with Bloomberg money, is going to jail-sex Trump with this story.

     

    I just can’t stand these people.  I’m going to read a book.

     

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  11. Valiuth Inactive
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    So how many corrections will they have to issue for this speech? 

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  12. EHerring Coolidge
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    Valiuth (View Comment):

    So how many corrections will they have to issue for this speech?

    You don’t have to correct a speech about the past as often as you have to update one on a rapidly evolving event.

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  13. DrewInWisconsin, Influencer Member
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    Valiuth (View Comment):

    So how many corrections will they have to issue for this speech?

    Could you NeverTrumpers give it a rest until this is over? And maybe forever after that? Kthnxbai.

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  14. Jim George Member
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    DrewInWisconsin, Influencer (View Comment):

    Valiuth (View Comment):

    So how many corrections will they have to issue for this speech?

    Could you NeverTrumpers give it a rest until this is over? And maybe forever after that? Kthnxbai.

    I see the NT  caucus has come out to quibble and take potshots at an event they probably did not even see. If this particular complainer actually did see the press conference, along with some of the most inane questions imaginable, would it not be entirely appropriate to suggest he would be in the best position to propose his own “corrections”? I am sure we all look forward to the many ways the NT delegation would improve upon the President’s approach!

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