The spread of the coronavirus continues to impact the everyday lives of Americans with dramatic drops in the stock market, local governments suspending large gatherings, and sports leagues and colleges canceling and delaying contests.
Congress and President Trump are working on legislation to blunt the economic impact and the Federal Reserve is injecting cash into the banking system.
With the high political stakes, Democrats and the anti-Trump media are working overtime to blame President Trump.
CNN is accusing President Trump of trying to blame China for the virus but their hypocrisy was exposed by the Media Research Center.
Here is a montage of the anti-Trump media blaming President Trump for the coronavirus courtesy of MRCTV.org.
Liberal media pundits want you to think referring to the coronavirus as the "Wuhan" or "Chinese" virus is racist.
Here's just a few of the times the liberal media did just that. pic.twitter.com/ss3kV5smSP
— MRCTV.org (@mrctv) March 12, 2020
MSNBC’s Joy Reid criticized the idea of low-interest loans.
Who knew low-interest business loans were the key to stopping the coronavirus spread?
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) March 12, 2020
2020 presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden presented his plans to deal with the virus during a press conference Thursday and accused President Trump of blaming China.
Biden made his announcement from Wilmington, Delaware, following President Trump’s coronavirus national address on Wednesday night.
The teleprompter speech went beyond laying out a proposed plan on handling the coronavirus, with Biden wasting no time targeting President Trump, calling his plan a “colossal” failure.
Biden also called President Trump’s travel restrictions “xenophobic.”
— Don’t hold the China accountable for covering up Coronavirus for months.
— Hold Trump accountable for his “xenophobic” Travel restrictions to and from China to help stop the spread to the US in order to protect the country.pic.twitter.com/9xIv0FQtfE
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 12, 2020
President Trump’s travel restrictions on China were also criticized by Biden earlier this year.
Joe Biden opposed the China travel restrictions wisely put in place by President Trump in January – restrictions that health experts credit with slowing the spread of coronavirus & saving lives.
If Biden had been in charge, more Americans would have contracted the virus faster. pic.twitter.com/yDXRYl6lOk
— Trump War Room – Text EMPOWER to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) March 12, 2020
China, the source of the pandemic, is also trying to blame the U.S. government.
Earlier this week, Chinese officials criticized U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for calling the virus the “Wuhan coronavirus,” saying this would “stigmatize” China.
Deputy director of the Foreign Ministry Information Department Lijan Zhao tweeted about Pompeo’s remarks, saying, “It has not yet been determined where the virus originated.”
3/4 Pompeo insisted on speaking of "Wuhan virus" despite WHO opposition. He attempted to arouse resentment among those affected countries against China. This exposed malicious US intentions toward China without any regard to common sense, & hit a new low in his personal conduct.
— Lijian Zhao 赵立坚 (@zlj517) March 10, 2020
However, the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Office International des Epizooties refutes Zhao’s assertion over the origination of the coronavirus.
CNBC reports, “The new coronavirus was first reported to the World Health Organization in December last year, after emerging in the central city of Wuhan.”
With the noise and confusion surrounding the coronavirus, President Trump’s adversaries are desperately trying to leverage the crisis for political gain.