One of the things that many people across the board find pathetic, misleading and downright disgusting is hypocrisy. Especially when it comes from a person standing in a position of power, at a podium with a mic who pretends to be holier than thou while preaching about a topic. Yet, when they are not at the podium, their actions are something entirely different––do as I say, not as I do. Well, that’s the case of former Vice President Joe Biden, but we’ll come back to this a little later.
It goes without saying that President Trump should never have sat down with Bob Woodward and, to be frank, I can’t understand why the president continues to sit down with reporters who, as the adage goes, ‘don’t mean him any good.’ It’s no secret that the MSM isn’t a fan of Trump and yet here we are again. Mr. President, why do you keep putting yourself in this predicament? Why do you continue to give reporters, who only seek to malign you and not put you in the best light, the time of day? It just doesn’t make any sense. Furthermore, it’s clear that those around you do not have your best interests at heart because if they did, this interview would have never occurred. If Trump wins the re-election in November, he needs to truly clean house once and for all if his ship is going to float.
You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube and now Woodward has a new book coming out titled ‘Rage.’ To build momentum for the book, he has preemptively released tapes of his interviews with the president and the spin so far is that Trump knew just how deadly the COVID-19 virus was and hid it from the American people. However, this couldn’t be the furthest thing from the truth because, in the same interview, the president stated he ‘didn’t want to incite panic,’ which, ultimately was the right decision to make. At the time of the interview, there were still many uncertainties about the virus that required more research and debate among experts. It would have been grossly negligent for Trump to cause a national panic without being able to articulate why and with the evidence to back it up. Instead, he took decisive steps, like banning travel from China, to limit the spread while we gathered more information about the virus.
However, that wasn’t enough to appease Democratic nominee Joe Biden who went on to attack President Trump during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper. However, unsurprisingly, what Jake didn’t do was challenge the former vice president on his very own positions on the same topic, COVID-19. Biden is a hypocrite and he needs to be called out for what he is. He’s attacking Trump for not wanting to incite panic, yet that is the same measured step he took with his very own statements.
“But I want to take a moment to say it’s not a time to panic about coronavirus, but coronavirus is a serious public health challenge.” Biden repeated this sentiment for people not to “panic” during a speech about coronavirus March 12, the day after the World Health Organization gave the notice that the virus was officially a “pandemic.” President Trump attempted to maintain calm and not incite panic, which is clearly what Biden did, but somehow Trump is now in the wrong, which is a typical double standard by those on the left.
Democrats and the leftist media allies have chosen to work against President Trump at every cost instead of attempting to work with the president to unite the country in an effort to keep Americans safe with one concerted effort and message coming from both Democrats and Republican leaders. Instead, they’ve opted to score political points, despite the fact that many Democrats iterated the same tone as the president.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi similarly downplayed the virus when she said: “[I]t’s very safe to be in Chinatown and hope that others will come. It’s lovely here. The food is delicious; the shops are prospering; the parade was great. Walking tours continue. Please come and visit and enjoy Chinatown.” Pelosi did this as to not incite panic and fear among her constituents toward the Asian community despite knowing that the virus was dangerous. Let’s also not forget that the MSM and Democrats also heavily criticized the travel ban from China. Democrats like Biden and Pelosi are hypocrites and are using the death of American lives to win a presidential election and for that, they should be ashamed of themselves.
President Trump didn’t do anything different from Biden or Pelosi but the media ignores the hypocrisy while pouncing on Trump, calling him evil and all sorts of other ridiculous names. Why, you might ask? Well, the answer to that is simple; it suits their agenda. President Trump did the right thing then and continues to do the right thing today by leading with a stable and steady hand as we navigate this global pandemic and that’s precisely what we need in a president.
Armstrong Williams (@ARightSide) is the owner and manager of Howard Stirk Holdings I & II Broadcast Television Stations and the 2016 Multicultural Media Broadcast Owner of the Year. He is the author of “Reawakening Virtues.” www.armstrongwilliams.com