AP Confirms: Democrats Are Lying to the Public About Coronavirus

| February 27, 2020


Mayor Bloomberg

Never let a serious crisis go to waste.
-Rahm Emanuel

Speaker Pelosi has wasted no time in criticism of Trump’s response to the coronavirus threat, that Trump doesn’t know what he is doing. Senator Schumer opined ‘The president only asks for $2.5 million. He should have asked for $8.5 billion.’

Exactly what he should be doing and how this figure was calculated went unsaid.

By: JOEL B. POLLAK

An Associated Press fact check confirms what Breitbart News reported earlier this week: that Democrat presidential candidates are falsely claiming that President Donald Trump cut funding and personnel needed to fight coronavirus.

On Tuesday, Breitbart News fact-checked “mostly false” claims by former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg during the Democrat debate in South Carolina. Bloomberg claimed that Trump had “fired” a pandemic specialist at the White House, and “defunded” the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The implication: Trump was to blame for the spread of coronavirus — even though there have been just over a dozen cases and no fatalities in the U.S.

The truth: the pandemic specialist had left voluntarily during a reorganization of the bloated National Security Council (NSC), and the CDC cuts — as the agency wound down its Ebola response — were only proposed, not enacted.

The AP confirmed Thursday, in an article titled “AP FACT CHECK: Democrats distort coronavirus readiness,” that much of what Democrats are saying about Trump’s response to the coronavirus challenge is simply not true:

Democratic presidential contenders are describing the federal infectious-disease bureaucracy as rudderless and ill-prepared for the coronavirus threat because of budget cuts and ham-handed leadership by President Donald Trump. That’s a distorted picture. For starters, Trump hasn’t succeeded in cutting the budget.

He’s proposed cuts but Congress ignored him and increased financing instead. The National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aren’t suffering from budget cuts that never took effect.

Some public health experts say a bigger concern than White House budgets is the steady erosion of a CDC grant program for state and local public health emergency preparedness — the front lines in detecting and battling new disease. But that decline was set in motion by a congressional budget measure that predates Trump.

Well color me surprised. Read the entire article here: Breitbart

Category: 2020 Election, Democrats, It's science!, Trump!

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  1. Fyrfighter says:

    Wait a min, are you saying democrats lie???

    Say it isn’t so Gracie!

  2. The demorats offered 8 Billion and Trump said ok so why are the demorats fibbing or maybe it’s that since he accepted and they now have nothing to say anything negative about him doing nothing about the Corona virus.

  3. 5th/77th FA says:

    Fear mongering? Along with yellow journalism? Never happen! Or, what could go wrong?

    I will say again what I have said so many times. The self serving domestic enemies of our Republic, from BOTH PARTIES, will try to destroy our Country to keep their hold on power.

    Saw a news conference on evening past(?), bunch of congress critters (mostly ds) grilling the CDC & Homeland Security Troops. Dumbass congress critter wanting to know why CDC and DHS didn’t have enough respirators on hand for every person in the USA. Kept asking why they didn’t have 330 million some odd of them in a warehouse somewhere. Both of them looked at him like he was crazy. I think the DHS guy finally told the “Gentleman from where ever” “We have approximately 30 million on hand, Mr. Congress Critter.”

  4. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Saying that D-rats lie is like saying water is wet, fire is hot and shit stinks, I wonder what Bloomberg propaganda the media outlets he owns are spouting?

  5. SFC D says:

    What say you, Commissar?

    • Hondo says:

      He’s still conducting additional background research concerning the issue to make sure his answer will be absolutely accurate, nonpartisan, and properly sourced (complete with relevant verifiable citations).

      No, I couldn’t type that with a straight face. (smile)

      • David says:

        He bitched about how no one wants to talk to him without ad hominem attacks… I asked a reasonable question with no slurs etc. the other day and he never responded. I think he LOVES the attacks, so he can self-righteously bitch about how NO One Will Debate Him Because He Is Always Perfect. Fuck him.

      • rgr769 says:

        He hasn’t collated all his empiric data/evidence of Orange Man Bad doom yet. In the meantime, he thinks we should all prepare to die from the Trump-virus, cuz it will be the end.

      • Forest Bondurant says:

        With any luck, he’s still looking for talking points to answer my request for proof to a post a few days ago.

        Then again, probably not.

  6. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Take a look at this – school district orders a school shut down and the state department of health thinks they went over the top:

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/feb/27/bothell-high-school-closed-over-coronavirus-fears/

  7. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    So, I seem to recall someone recently posted something about our suspicions that lies were told to us about Coronavirus were unfounded.

    Hmmm. Funny how fast corroboration of “lies like a rug” came after those posts.

    Lies are all they have left.

    Lies.

  8. Herbert J Messkit says:

    But 8.5 billion provides more opportunities for graft and corruption. Oh right. Never Mind.

  9. Messkit says:

    I’m shocked, shocked to find that leftists lying is going on in here!

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      Socialism at work, filling the mass unmarked graves no one else will.

      Well, no one except for all the other disciples of Marx.

    • Hondo says:

      They do seem serious about trying to contain Covid-19, though. Check out what the article also says they did to a government official who broke quarantine to go to a public bath.

  10. 26Limabeans says:

    It was supposed to snow a couple of feet here yesterday. Closings galore and lots of warnings.
    Calls for more money to fight it.
    Climate change!

    I got up about an hour ago and looked out the
    window. Maybe 3 or 4 inches of fresh snow.
    Power still on…I’m still breathing….

    Same thing going on with your Corona virus.
    Scare the money out of everyones pocketbook.
    And speaking of money..who just got rich off
    this false flag?

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      I prefer “Red Flag”.

      More accurate as to “who”. Also, more accurate as to “False”.

      Red Flag event.

      (Grin)

  11. Hack Stone says:

    The Democrat complaints sound a lot like their attacks on President Trump on his response to the hurricane that struck Puerto Rico. Donald Trumps hates brown people and wants them to die. Then all that outrage passed as they moved on to the next crisis. An earthquake strikes Puerto Rico two years later, and citizens, desperate for any type of relief, raid a government warehouse, where they discover hurricane relief supplies that the Puerto Rican Government has been sandbagging for two years. Don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty nasty to Hack.

  12. Comm Center Rat says:

    Johns Hopkins BLOOMBERG School of Public Health.

    Bloomers is a 1964 graduate of Johns Hopkins University has committed to donate $1.8B to his alma mater.

    Who better to manufacture a public health crisis?

  13. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    So Gavin Newsome helped drop the market with his “8400 cases” comment..

    -anything- to tank the economy to try to stop Trumps’ re-election. -anything-

    There is quite a bit of comment on folks having no symptoms, and still spreading Coronavirus. Phrased differently, many (most?) folks wont get sick even if infected.

    Won’t get sick. Hmmmmm.

    Some -good- news about the current outbreak: vaccine may be a few months away.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/bds-this-israel-makes-exciting-breakthrough-in-race-for-coronavirus-vaccine

    The firm in question was developing anti-viral technology, and used a similar coronavirus as a template. They are working to adjust their current stuff to the current threat.

    Kinda cool, eh? And don’t you just love the prospect of the antisemite “BDS” fools boycotting an effective vaccine? Darwin grins.

  14. IS1 (SW) says:

    Pelosi has officially switched from vodka on the rocks to embalming fluid on the rocks.

    Cryin’ Chuck hates the fact that his beloved Dem party is on a one-way ticket to Bernietown.

    They’re just pissed because they know that Trump is a man of action doer that wastes absolutely no time. Trump is just incredible. If dubya or Obummer were in there, we’d have months of political wrangling carefully crafting a message with the media. Trump says fuck all that.

    We’re not dancing to the political tune anymore of pure politics – Trump outmaneuvers them at every turn.

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      So she drinks Posleen Cocktails, eh?

    • Forest Bondurant says:

      Adding to that, they’re blaming the president while ignoring the fact they could have been discussing the virus and creating a funding package instead of spending all their time with their failed coup attempt.

  15. marinedad61 says:

    <— Safe from Pocahonky and "pregnancy discrimination."
    She rolled that lie out again at the debate.
    That's when I cut off YouTube (Live),
    and went to MP to check for a new phony.

  16. David says:

    Funny how they suddenly feel that throwing billions at a disease that hasn’t hit us is not wasting money, but there was no money to build a wall that might actually help keep infected people the other side of the border. Maybe Trump needs to up his request from 2.5 to 10 billion… and fund the wall.

    • Forest Bondurant says:

      With the virus still contained, these are the same people who want to eliminate DHS/ICE, open the borders, stop enforcing immigration laws, and so on.

      If we had open borders and no controls, we’d probably be screwed by now because there’d be no way to keep infected people out.

  17. Commissar says:

    Bullshit

    https://apnews.com/d36d6c4de29f4d04beda3db00cb46104

    The AP story says nothing about the firing of the NSC staffers. Breitbart is flat lying that they left “voluntarily” The Trump administration fired most the the NSC by forcing them to resign. Telling someone to resign or be fired is exactly how these firings work. Your are still fired, but you get to “save face” by choosing to resign.

    That is the primary accusation being leveled at Trump. And he is guilty of being short sighted by firing much of his NSC and continuing to purge sentiment national security experts since then.

    The AP story “fact checks” the decrease in funding of the agencies necessary for protecting against and responding to epidemics and public health crises.

    And it turns out he has cut funding. However, the AP claims it was a distortion to imply Trump is to blame the funding was cut because the funding cuts were continuing an already established Trend that predates Trump.

    Thirty the AP acknowledges Trump continued the trend of cutting funding.

    The AP also points out the Trump TRIED to cut funding even more but was blocked by congress.

    So the only distortion is that dems make it seem like Trump successfully cut funding a lot when he only tried to cut funding by a lot and only was able to cut a little bit and but not as much as he wanted. Because he was blocked by congress.

    Also, the AP says nothing about the truth or veracity of Breitbart’s bullshit story.

    Breitbart claiming that Trump did not fire his NSC experts is a lie. He forced them to resign. That is firing them in Washington DC.

    • Commissar says:

      That “bullshit” was directed at Breitbart, not you AW1Ed.

    • Ret_25X says:

      Bullshit. Your analysis is wrong.

      Now it is axiomatic that any conclusion you draw is incorrect, but to say that any loss of persons at the NSC decrements readiness or security is a priori wrong.

      the NSC is a political entity charged with providing policy to the DoD, not security or military planning.

      The JCS is a national security entity and in cooperation with the COCOMs and Agencies is actually where security planning and OPLAN integration is done.

      Therefore, no number of firings, resignations, or even accidents in the NSC can or will actually have meaningful effects on security readiness or planning.

      To really understand what the NSC does, refer to the retarded and ineffective defense policy and foreign involvement since Truman implemented it.

      Did you graduate from CGSC?

    • 11B-Mailclerk says:

      “Orange Man Bad!” Shrieked the Red Parrot.

  18. Berliner says:

    Saw a Business Insider sourced Yahoo story via Drudge saying overseas airports are deserted. I flew from Cebu, Philippines to Incheon, South Korea yesterday and both were busy with people coming and going. At the Cebu airport 50% wearing masks and Incheon, 90% of us wearing masks.

    The only hazmat suit I saw on my month long trip was on a lady shopping yesterday in the Incheon airport Prada duty-free shop.