Sons of 1776


As the virus outbreak spread across the country, the government was forced to step up. Sadly, it was unable to do so. Worries about a lack of testing and needed supplies sparked fears of an out-of-control problem. Then, the private sector did its job. Now, Dr. Fauci is proving what we’ve known for a long time: government has no business running health care.

At the start of the virus crisis, the media was jumping on a narrative to slander Donald Trump. In February and early March, reports indicated that there were not enough testing kits available. Some accused Trump of dropping the ball—even though none of them gave a damn about this disease just a month earlier.

What the media did not report was that the government was not prepared, thanks to the Obama administration. In addition to a depleted federal stockpile (which Obama did not replenish), layers of red tape got in the way of a quick response. Facing a lack of testing ability, the government, under orders by Trump, turned to the private sector.

And they got the job done.

Now, our top infectious disease expert, is praising the private sector over the government.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious diseases expert, explained Thursday during an open discussion with NBA player Steph Curry that the government “system” caused the delay in coronavirus testing, praising the private sector for stepping up and taking over.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was unable to keep up with the pace for the amount of tests necessary for effective COVID-19 testing, Dr. Fauci explained, suggesting the government simply cannot be expected to outperform the private sector in this regard…

“Right now, the system is changed, predominately because it’s being handed over to the commercial firms who know how to do it,” the doctor continued. “It started off as a public health measure from the CDC, it now needs to be, and is being handed off to, the commercial group.” [Source: Daily Wire]

One of the key things that will shift this situation from a pandemic to a controlled problem will be the involvement of commercial businesses. The CDC was not equipped to handle fast testing—a key in defeating this outbreak. Only when the government turned to private medical companies to handle testing, did things rapidly pick up.

Hmm… what should that teach us? Oh, that the government is not good at handling real problems!? Liberals have for years demanded a government takeover of our health care system. The coronavirus outbreak is proof that this would be a disaster.

It’s only because the heroic efforts of private companies that we will weather this storm. And not just companies providing rapid testing. From auto makers to breweries, private companies are providing life-saving supplies and PPE to battle this disease. By harnessing the power of our businesses and manufacturers, the United States can respond like few countries can.

Government is run by rules and red tape. There’s no getting around that. Even in the best scenario, the CDC would not have been enough to confront a crisis. Only when you have a system that rewards hard work with profits will you see real results.

Because of private companies, Fauci explained, we are able to get testing results in hours not days. Faster results mean better response and better containment. The extreme measures put into place over the last 15 days were largely due to a lack of information. But with testing comes data. Knowing where the worst cases are means the rest of us can go back to normal (sooner).

That wouldn’t have been possible, if the government ran the health care system. Think about that.

As the outbreak spread across the world, many began looking to China. The communist government is largely to blame for the crisis we are now in. But the American media—and organizations worldwide—seem content to give the nation a pass. Not so fast! Because Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has a different take.

I know, I know. We’ve talked a lot in recent days about China’s role in all this. But we can’t overstate how, if China had acted properly, we wouldn’t be in this mess. China is a powerful nation. It has many, many businesses in its pocket. If we don’t put pressure on them now, they might wriggle out of their responsibility when the dust settles.

Hell, they’ve done it before.

After the SARS outbreak in 2003, which was traced to a wet market in the southern Guangdong Province, a temporary ban on wet markets and the wild-animal industry were put in place. In July of that year, the World Health Organization declared the SARS virus contained, and in August the Chinese government lifted the ban. [Source: National Review]

You read that right. Way back in 2003, China knew that their “wet markets” were the source of deadly diseases. They even openly banned them. But when WHO claimed that SARS was contained, the communist government quietly removed the ban.

Jump ahead today, we have yet another global pandemic as a result of those unsanitary, unregulated markets. With groups like WHO (a U.N. organization) bowing the to the will of China, do you really think they’ll do the right thing?

This outbreak is obviously worse than the one from 2003. And China’s response was shockingly unacceptable. They ignored the threat, suppressed information, and lied to the world. They waited months before they stepped into to battle it. On top of that, they claimed we are to blame for this outbreak.

But the painful fact remains that even our media will refuse to point the finger at China. Remember the Hong Kong protests? China was literally oppressing their people—and our liberal media didn’t care. Obviously, they can’t be counted on to hold the red nation accountable now.

Who will? Secretary of State Mike Pompeo signaled that the U.S. will not forget what China did.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told reporters that the other member nations of the G7 fully understood that China was launching a categorically false propaganda campaign claiming that the U.S. Military was responsible for bringing the coronavirus to China…

“After we’ve managed to address this crisis, after we’ve managed to get these economies back on their feet, there’ll be a time for the world to evaluate responsibility for what took place.” [Source: Daily Wire]

During a briefing, the SoS condemned China for their unwillingness to work with American experts at the start of this outbreak. They wouldn’t even permit our people from entering China to work with them. He mentioned how China delayed sharing vital information with the world. He criticized China for now making “small sales” of product and pretending to be the “white hat” during this situation.

Reporters asked what the country will do to hold China accountable. Pompeo suggested Congress will have to take the lead in investigating the country. He also said that when the time is right (after we deal with the virus) America and the world will have to hold China responsible for this mess.

Obviously, the priority right now is to contain and end this crisis. That will happen eventually (probably sooner than people think). But once we’re in the clear, we have to make sure we’re better equipped to handle future pandemics. That includes putting the fire to China’s big, red feet.

Major changes must take place, to safeguard our society from China’s irresponsibility. And they need to pay us back for the massive hit we’ve taken.

If anyone’s able to do that, it’s Pompeo and this administration.

The far-left, dishonest media have attacked Trump’s response to the outbreak nearly from the start. They claim he isn’t doing enough to battle the disease, despite everything he’s done so far. Some have even claimed he’s abandoned New York. But the president himself dropped a hammer on the fake news, setting the record straight.

You really have to hand it to the liberal media. The country is struggling with the medical and economic fallout of a virus. But what are they doing? Continuing their campaign against the President of the United States!

Once upon a time, the country banded together during a crisis. Even the media would put aside partisan bias to rally behind our leaders. Not these days. Even as President Trump and his administration do the impossible to stem this outbreak, the media pushes their pathetic tactics of fake news and deception.

They lied about what Trump said to state governors. They lied about the federal government’s response. They even lied when a couple drank fish cleaner, saying it was what Trump recommended (a pretty big lie).

It’s almost as if… the media is made up of heartless monsters who just want to profit off of fear and misinformation!

Another lie they’ve been peddling has been Trump’s support of New York. The Big Apple has been hit the hardest by the outbreak. It’s not hard to see why. Eight million people live in the city, with many more visiting and commuting. The close quarters of nearly everything makes it easy for a virus to spread. Currently, there are over 20,000 cases of infections in NYC, much higher than in any other state.

The media says Trump refuses to help the beleaguered state. Even some local leaders made that claim. But President Trump is putting them to shame with the facts.

I am working very hard to help New York City & State. Dealing with both Mayor & Governor and producing tremendously for them, including four new medical centers and four new hospitals. Fake News that I won’t help them because I don’t like Cuomo (I do). Just sent 4000 ventilators! [Source: Twitter]

The media has been spreading the lie that Trump is refusing to help the hardest hit part of the country, because he doesn’t get along with Gov. Cuomo. But in recent days, even Cuomo has praised the president’s response during this crisis.

We know that part of the reason New York was hit so hard, we because of their mayor’s slow response. Bill de Blasio did not take this crisis seriously. He wasted critical early weeks doing nothing. He was even spotted going to the gym while everyone was supposed to be practicing “social distancing.” Reports also indicate the state was low on ventilators, because the governor refused to replenish their stockpile back in 2015.

It seems like the only leader that did not drop the ball was Trump. He’s sending a Naval ship hospital, in addition to medical centers and mobile hospitals. He’s rolling out new treatment first in New York. And on top of that, he just sent 4,000 ventilators—the life-saving equipment that the worst cases need to survive.

You have to wonder how the media keeps getting facts so wrong. Are they really willing to torch their entire reputation, just to hurt the president? These fake news attacks have been going on for over four years. It’s getting pretty old. Is there anyone left that still believes these goons?

Once we come out of this crisis, the media will have a lot to answer for. They will have to explain to the American people why, during a pandemic, they spent their time spreading lies and fear. Instead of helping us.

Something tells me they won’t have an answer.

We are all living in uncertain times, because communist China dropped the ball. The country refused to act when necessary—and a deadly virus is sweeping the globe. Many in the media refuse to call China out on its massive failure. But a bipartisan movement within Congress is not about to let the foreign power get away with it.

Okay, let’s go over the timeline, just in case you’re unaware. Way back in November, 2019, China began seeing signs of a new virus. The “novel coronavirus” first appeared in Wuhan, China. Their infamous wet markets—an unsanitary market crammed with wild animals—led to people contracting this new, in some cases deadly, disease. It spread quickly through the region. But China did nothing.

Worse than that, China suppressed news about virus. They arrested a doctor trying to raise the alarm. They lied to the World Health Organization. And they sat back and let infected citizens travel the world, spreading the disease.

They really didn’t start doing anything until close to the new year.

A study even proved that, had China acted just a few weeks earlier, 95% of the outbreak wouldn’t have happened. So yeah, this is mostly their fault.

But when President Trump (and others) made that obvious connection, our media pitched a fit. Why would American journalists get upset when China gets the blame for this disease? Could it be because their corporations are either partly owned by or in close partnership with Chinese companies? Perhaps our media is unwilling to point the finger to the communist nation, because they fear losing big bucks?

(Spoiler: yes.)

While our media plays interference for a foreign power, at least some in Congress are doing the right thing. In fact, a bipartisan group is preparing to hold China accountable.

A bipartisan resolution being introduced by Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., Tuesday, condemns the Chinese government over its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, painting a stark picture of lies and mismanagement contributing to the pandemic that has infected nearly 390,000 people worldwide and killed more than 16,700…

The resolution argues that the Chinese government “made multiple, serious mistakes in the early stages of the COVID-19 outbreak that heightened the severity and spread of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which include the Chinese government’s intentional spread of misinformation to downplay the risks of the virus, a refusal to cooperate with international health authorities, internal censorship of doctors and journalists and malicious disregard for the health of ethnic minorities.” [Source: Fox News]

This is important for many reasons. First, we need to call out China—officially—for its role in this outbreak. The world has to see that the United States is holding China accountable. Chinese media is spreading all kinds of lies about us and this pandemic. With this resolution, we are telling the world that we will not ignore who really is to blame.

Second, this can provide a way for us to demand reparations from China. Along with other world leaders, the United States can demand China pay back the damage it’s caused, one way or another. That could come in the form of debt forgiveness, large payments to the hardest hit countries (like Italy), and other measures.

Thirdly, this can pave a path to independence from foreign suppliers. We get so much of our goods from China and parts beyond. But this crisis proved we can’t rely on outside sources for crucial supplies. This resolution can be a jumping-off point for moving more manufacturing back into this country. That would protect us from future problems, both economically and medically.

Right now, the resolution has growing support. But it will need a large portion of congressmen to back it, if it will be passed. Perhaps we can’t encourage them to do so, by spreading the word?

The Democratic primaries were shaken up this month by the country’s severe response to COVID-19. Major events by campaigns were canceled. And several states have already postponed their voting (with more probably to come). That hasn’t, though, changed the fact that Democrats are forced to choose between two lightweights. So, a trend has started that just might shake up the primaries during this strange time.

Let’s be honest, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders weren’t great choices even before this virus appeared. Bernie Sanders is a far-left socialist that wants to turn America into Venezuela. He wants to “get rid” of billionaires and cripple our economy with massive taxes and government-controlled health care.

Joe Biden isn’t much better. He’s a career flip-flopper, who more and more leans to the left. But worse than that, he might just be a puppet for China—who gave his son millions while he was VP. On top of that, Biden’s mind seems to be slipping. Occasional gaffes have given way to troubling moments of confusion, forgetfulness, and outright anger.

All that was before the outbreak of a Chinese virus that plunged our nation into chaos. Sanders melted down in front of reporters, cursing them out when asked a question. Clearly, he does not have the temperament to handle a crisis. Biden is much worse. His campaign has hidden him away to avoid more troubling gaffes. Any “advice” he’s given are measures the government has already implemented.

Cleary, this crisis has shown we can’t trust these two men. So, perhaps that’s why a trend has been growing… to pick another guy.

Democrats, unsatisfied with the two frontrunners for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination — one of whom has disappeared into the Senate and another who hasn’t been seen in public for more than a week — are trying to start a viral movement to replace Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former Vice President Joe Biden with New York governor Andrew Cuomo.

Cuomo has earned plenty of praise for his handling of the coronavirus, which seems to have made New York City its ground zero in the United States. He’s been complimentary to President Donald Trump, largely calm during the crisis, open in communication and, perhaps most importantly, more reliable for New Yorkers than NYC mayor Bill de Blasio…

“Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s daily televised press briefings on the coronavirus have him looking presidential, according to some social media fans,” the Post reported Sunday, adding that many have begun using the #PresidentCuomo hashtag while the New York governor issues his daily press briefings. [Source: Daily Wire]

Boy, the Democrats are getting desperate, if they’re looking to Cuomo for leadership. I was in New York during Hurricane Sandy. And the only person showing real leadership was former Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Cuomo sat back and did nothing as the mayor carried the load.

These days, Cuomo doesn’t have Bloomberg to lean on. Idiot Mayor de Blasio did nothing to help address the virus. That’s in keeping with the mayor’s utter lack of leadership and intelligence. Cuomo was forced to step up. But he only seems presidential, when compared to the corrupt, pathetic leadership of the state.

Things have only turned around for the governor, thanks to the help of the president. Cuomo was all but melting down in recent weeks, until he got a major boost of support from Trump. With ships, equipment, and aid coming into NYC, Cuomo can easily sit back and take the credit.

But that seems all that is enough to win over Democrats. They like the appearance of leadership, not the real thing (re: Barack Obama). Democrats only thrive when there are others carrying the burden. When the chips are down, they wilt like cheap flowers.

We know that Cuomo getting the nomination is a longshot. But don’t count out the Democrat convention. Word had already swirled that they’d play some trick to block Sanders. Would they pull a fast one to rob the current candidates and hand the nom to Cuomo?

I wouldn’t put it passed them.

The Chinese Virus hit Wuhan first, spreading quickly to parts beyond. As the world wrestles to defeat this virus, they are watching China’s response very closely. In recent weeks and months, it appears the nation has had a quick turnaround. Now, one of Trump’s task force doctors is issues this statement.

President Trump has not shied away from calling COVID-19 the “Chinese Virus.” Even as the media tries to lecture him on the stigma it creates, he continues to remind the world just where this virus came from.

Putting wild conspiracies theories aside, we can easily see where this infection started. China did nothing to improve the conditions of their unsanitary “wet markets.” These places are a breeding ground for infections and viruses. Animals of all kinds are stacked up in cages, spreading unknown diseases back and forth, and to humans.

It’s shocking to think China did not crack down on these markets years ago. You’d think such proud communists would have stricter sanitary standards. But what they did after the outbreak was even more appalling. Even though it started in November, 2019, China said nothing. They suppressed news about the disease and refused to close their borders.

Only after the virus was out of control, were they forced to take drastic measures. Meanwhile, the rest of the world was hit, hard.

As our government mobilized to battle the disease, our doctors and medical experts watched China closely. They have been analyzing data and reports from hospitals and professionals from the country. Recently, new cases of infected patients in China and South Korea have dropped significantly.

Now, one of our top doctors is concurring.

On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx stated that, at the moment, she believes China’s claim that there haven’t been any new cases in Wuhan.

Birx said, “[W]e’re beginning to see real hope from South Korea and China, where it looks like they’ve moved through the worst of their epidemics.”

Host Bret Baier then asked, “Do you believe the Chinese report that there are no new transmissions in the Wuhan province, no local transmissions today?”

Birx answered, “You know, if you watch the trend lines over time, and if you watch them, as you line them up with South Korea, they’re very similar. So, at this point, at this moment, we would believe those data. I think everyone’s still concerned about why we weren’t alerted earlier.” [Source: Breitbart]

Dr. Birx confirmed that they believe China’s report in a significant drop in new cases of COVID-19. That brings some hope to the crisis we’re facing. It’s possible that if we implement similar treatments as China or South Korea, we could see a quick turnaround.

Both China and South Korea were the first to report on the effective use of chloroquine, a malaria anti-viral that seems to kill the Chinese Virus. After that, experts in Australia released a report that the drug can “wipe out” the disease.

Yesterday, President Trump announced the FDA was fast-tracking clinical trials for this drug. Which means we could soon be seeing the use of chloroquine across the nation to treat those most suffering from COVID-19.

Does this mean we’ll see a faster drop in cases? Will following China’s led produce a “flattened curve” and a quicker end to this outbreak?

Considering the unprecedented nature of this crisis, anything’s possible. I can’t imagine our government not jumping on any chance to end this thing and start bringing life back to normal.

But we will only know for sure, over time.

The world is reeling from a virus that originated in the Wuhan province of China. Many have discussed how the communist nation delayed their response, making matters worse. Now, a new study reveals just how bad things have gotten—as a direct result of what China didn’t do.

Ever since the media flipped its lid, Trump has continued to call the coronavirus the “Chinese Virus.” The liberal goons who run the news say this creates a “stigma.” But Trump is 100% correct. If it weren’t the for the negligent, irresponsible, and unsanitary conditions of China’s numerous “wet markets,” we’d be fine right now.

President Trump is calling this the “Chinese Virus,” because he wants to remind the world who’s responsible for the current crisis. And it has more to do than just China’s gross, outdated market conditions.

The outbreak started way back in November, 2019. But even though China watched this thing unfold, they kept silent and lied to the world. They did not shut down their borders, allowing infected people to travel to all corners of the globe. Their government even oppressed doctors that tried to warn us.

Now a new study has discovered just how badly China screwed up. If they had done the right thing, early on, the difference would have been staggering.

A recently published study from the University of Southampton estimated that the global outbreak of the coronavirus could have been dramatically reduced had China’s communist government acted sooner.

The study relied on research from a population mapping group called “WorldPop,” which created the models that were used in the study.

The research found “that if interventions in [China] could have been conducted one week, two weeks, or three weeks earlier, cases could have been reduced by 66 percent, 86 percent and 95 percent respectively – significantly limiting the geographical spread of the disease.”

…China waited until January 23, 2020, before quarantining the entire city of Wuhan, which has a population of over 11 million people. [Source: Daily Wire]

That’s pretty unbelievable. Had China acted only one week earlier, it could have reduced this outbreak by 66%. Had they acted three weeks earlier, infections would have been reduced by a shocking 95%.

These aren’t small numbers, obviously. And we can conclude that if China had actually got on top of this back in November, nobody outside their country would have gotten sick. There would be no global crisis. And our lives would have gone on normally. How nice would that have been?

There are wild theories out there that claim China deliberately started this outbreak. But you don’t have to reach for conspiracy claims on this one. China refused to enforce basic standards at their wet markets—something they should have done decades ago.

They ignored the spread of this disease then lied to the world to save face. Then, when it was already out of control, they scrambled to contain it. This isn’t some malicious scheme by the communists, just utter and total incompetence by a country with poor leadership.

So, what should be our response? As we battle the spread of this disease, we need to remember to keep China accountable. The country owes the world, big time. If they think they will get out of this scot-free, they are dreaming.

But something tells me the only world leader who will be willing to confront the nation on this is Donald Trump.

Don’t be surprised if our other leaders—and leaders of the EU—will go back to groveling at the feet of China. But those days must end, now. So, we’ll never face a crisis like this again.

The coronavirus outbreak has put our government under the microscope. From federal lawmakers to state leaders, everyone needs to work together to end this situation. Just a few days ago, a top liberal governor was complaining and criticizing Donald Trump. But after a stiff rebuke from the president, this man is changing his tune.

At the outset of the coronavirus panic, the liberal media was playing its typical game. They thought they could exploit the problem in order to hurt President Trump. I’m sure we can all agree that the rapid spread of fear and worry was largely the fault of the mainstream media and “pundits” on social media.

Even now, there are some on the left trying to bash Trump. But those with real responsibility don’t have that kind of luxury. Their cities are hard hit by this disease and they need all the help they can get. Especially from the federal government.

Which is why we shouldn’t be surprised to see longtime critics—some might say enemies—of Donald Trump are now working closely with him and his administration. Over recent days, we’ve heard from Democrat Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, shower praise on President Trump and his team’s response. It seems that some Democrats are finally seeing how affective he is, in the face of a crisis.

One leader who was still trying to undermine the president was New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Even as New York City was hit badly by the spread of this virus, the governor still felt the need to attack President Trump. It even forced Trump to call out Cuomo, telling him to “leave politics out of this.”

Now, it seems like Cuomo has seen the light. In a rare (and shocking) moment of bipartisanship, the governor called out Donald Trump and praised his administration.

New York Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo praised President Donald Trump during a press conference on Tuesday for his work in helping New Yorkers combat the coronavirus, which originated in China.

“I spoke to the president this morning again. He is ready, willing, and able to help,” Cuomo said. “I think the president was 100% sincere in saying that he wanted to work together in partnership and in a spirit of cooperation. Steps he has taken are evidence of that.”

“His team has been on it. I know a team when they are on it. I know a team when they are not on it,” Cuomo continued. “His team is on it. They have been responsive late at night, early in the morning. And they’ve thus far been doing everything that they can do, and I want to say thank you, and I want to say that I appreciate it, and they will have nothing but cooperation and partnership from the state of New York.” [Source: Daily Wire]

Wow. Keep in mind, this is a man who has promised (and followed through) to send lawsuit after lawsuit against Donald Trump. A man who can be considered a top critic of the president and his administration. Did you ever think he’d say these kinds of things about the man?

Cuomo is thanking Trump and saying he’s been “doing everything” he can do. Like other state Democrats, the governor is showing appreciation and cooperation with the president.

And all it took was a devastating disease that has nearly shut down our country.

I mean, I wish it hadn’t taken such extreme measures for Democrats to actually work with Trump, once. But at least, for a little while, they are doing the right thing.

We don’t know how long this coronavirus will be a pain in our ass. But signs show that treatment and testing is on the way. In the coming weeks, we might see a dramatic turnaround, as state leaders actually work with the president, instead of oppose him.

The only question is, will it last once the coronavirus is a memory?

The coronavirus outbreak has hit the East and West Coast the hardest. New York City is on virtual lockdown as numerous citizens have tested positive for the disease. But only recently did their liberal mayor bother to take strong action. Instead, he opted to blame the federal government and make excuses. He was forced to do the right thing, after his staff did this.

Mayor Bill de Blasio considers himself a far-left Democrat. He has even been on the record for his support of socialist Bernie Sanders. But unlike other Democrats (and Republicans and everyone else), he seemed relatively unconcerned with the growing COVID-19 problem in his city.

New York, as you can imagine, is pretty crowded. It has an estimated 8 million residents. That’s about twice the number of the second-largest city in the country (Los Angeles). If there is one single place in the country that needs to take the coronavirus seriously, it’s there.

We know the virus spreads easily. Close proximity to an infected person can get someone sick. Worse than that is someone might have the virus days before experiencing symptoms. Such a situation moved New York-based businesses weeks ago to encourage employees to work from home. Many private businesses were taking action to reduce the risk of spread among residents. People were taking this seriously and planning accordingly.

But not the mayor! It seems de Blasio was reluctant to issue any orders that would contain the spread of COVID-19. He was unwilling to close the schools (a no-brainer move to protect families). And he refused to direct businesses like bars and restaurants to close their doors. Over the last weekend, when concern reached a fevered pitch, the city’s bars and eating establishments were open, many packed.

Now, the mayor has finally seen the light and is taking steps to prevent spread. But only after some of his staff threatened drastic measures.

New York City Democrat Mayor Bill de Blasio reportedly refused to take strict measures to combat the coronavirus until aides threatened to quit which came after he attacked President Donald Trump over the issue.

“There had been arguments and shouting matches between the mayor and some of his advisers; some top health officials had even threatened to resign if he refused to accept the need to close schools and businesses, according to several people familiar with the internal discussions”…

De Blasio, a far-left Democrat who supports socialist Bernie Sanders, has responded to the crisis by repeatedly stating that the federal government needs to take over the supply chain and that entire industries needs to be nationalized…

De Blasio was then widely criticized for going and working out at the gym, something that people said showed that he was not taking the outbreak seriously. [Source: Daily Wire]

Wow, what an idiot. As a native-born New Yorker (who now lives far, far away), I can say without exception that Bill de Blasio is the worst mayor the city has ever seen.

Say what you will about flip-flopper Mike Bloomberg, but if he was still running the show, the city would be much safer right now. He would have closed schools a week ago (or earlier). He would have directed businesses to take serious steps to reduce the spread of the disease. And he would have been supportive of the federal government, not a whiny baby pointing fingers.

But this is the kind of leadership you get when you prioritize identity politics and virtue signaling over ability. Isn’t it funny that the places with the worst outbreaks are run by Democrats? That’s not just because they are large cities. It’s because they were slow to act and quick to criticize the president.

Only after they saw the damage being done did they get their act together. But how many Americans will suffer, because liberals like de Blasio were too stupid to act fast?

Thanks to efforts by the federal government, the coronavirus is spreading at a much slower rate in the U.S. than the rest of the world. Over the last week, we’ve seen major steps throughout the country to protect millions from getting infected. But many fear the virus will result in a large, economic decline. Trump’s treasury secretary predicted something will happen, but major disaster is not in our future.

Although most Americans will be fine, the coronavirus will have an impact on our economy. We all watched the markets spaz out last week. Just fearing what the disease might do sent the stock market all over the place. But after updates from the government, American citizens took significant steps to protect themselves.

In addition to many large functions being postponed or canceled, regular Americans are taking steps to avoid coming in contact with an infected person. This naturally has impacted the travel, entertainment, and movie industries. Anything that involves large gatherings of people have been hit—and will be hit in the coming weeks.

Some worry that the fallout of this virus will be the U.S. economy tumbling into Big-R territory. That might make Democrats happy, who could use it to hurt the president in November. But Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has calmed those fears by saying it will not happen.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday that he does not believe an economic recession will result from this; only an economic slowdown.

“The real issue is not the economic situation today. The real issue is what economic tools are we going to use to make sure we get through this because this is a unique situation,” he said, as reported by CNN. “Later in the year, obviously, the economic activity will pick up as we confront this virus.”

“If the medical professionals are correct and we’re doing all the things, I expect we’ll have a big rebound later in the year,” he said. “This isn’t like the financial crisis. This will have an end to it as we confront the virus.” [Source: Daily Wire]

Let’s be honest. The economy has been surging since Trump entered office. America is energy dominate. The crisis facing us now is not an economic one, but a medical one. It will eventually subside. In the meantime, we can expect certain industries to do very well.

As Americans prepare to work from home or limit their interactions, grocery stores, food delivery services, and online forms of entertainment will explode. Major industries will continue to make money—including the medical industry.

Once fears of COVID-19 wane, Americans will be eager to get back to life as normal. There will be an explosion of shopping, travel, and event gatherings. That will probably happen sooner than we think.

In the meantime, President Trump has been wrangling Congress to pass bills to help relieve any burdens small businesses might feel during this time. We don’t have to worry about businesses going belly-up right now, because the government is providing loans and rate cuts to keep them going.

The government will provide free testing for those who need it. Also, companies can look for emergency paid sick leave for two weeks—to encourage those infected to stay home. And up to three months of paid family and medical leave if needed.

These kinds of steps can be crucial in keeping the economy functioning as many Americans worry.

Which means, unlike in past crises, President Trump is doing everything in his power to keep this country going. As goons in the media spread fear and panic, his administration is guiding us with a steady hand.

That’s much more than we can say about the left.

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