The mainstream media promoted a phony narrative about the Trump Administration’s handling of the ventilator crisis as the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Although selling this false propaganda required misinformation, avoidance of facts, and telling bald-faced lies, America’s establishment media was up to the task.
As the COVID-19 crisis struck New York and other epicenters, there was likely little concern about distributing N95 respirators. That’s largely because the U.S. has a pandemic response stockpile of 100 million in waiting. But as the Trump Administration reached into that cupboard, they discovered the Obama-Biden administration ran the safeguard down during the H1N1 outbreak and never bothered to replenish the stockpile. Fake news outlets went as far as to troll out Obama-era cronies to contradict those facts and claim the reserves were magically in place.
In a brilliant display of leadership, President Trump pivoted and called upon private sector businesses and the U.S. Department of Defense to donate H95 respirators to hospital workers. He also leveraged the Defense Production Act to compel American manufactures to immediately began mass producing life-saving masks.
“Our fight against the virus is too urgent to allow the give-and-take of the contracting process to continue to run its normal course,” President Trump said. “Frankly they don’t need somebody to walk over there with a hammer and say, do it. They are getting it done. They’re making tremendous amounts of equipment.”
It took a Herculean effort on the part of the fake news media, but they collectively ignored the adversity or Pres. Trump’s success.
“Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law, and White House adviser claimed that the federal stockpile of medical supplies is not for individual states to ‘use,’ even though that is exactly the reason why the stockpile exists,” liberal extremist outlet Salon reportedly wrote instead.
The establishment media made great hay out of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo claiming he was being denied the 40,000 ventilators he requested. So-called “news” reports failed to mention the Empire State struggled with logistical issues that held up more than 2,000 masks from reaching New York City — or that the governor had lost track of its stockpile. Thousands were discovered in a government building basement still in boxes.
And when President Trump conferred with his COVID-19 task force, they determined the science did not warrant that many masks. In a matter of weeks, Gov. Cuomo enjoyed a surplus and was donating the excess to other hot spots.
But it was primarily the president’s quick manufacturing maneuver that turned the tide on the massive shortage left by Obama and Biden. In 2019, the U.S. reportedly produced only about 30,000 annually. The 2020 levels are expected to top 200,000, and everyday Americans can rest assured that the stockpile will get replenished.
“We have so many now that at some point soon we’re going to be helping Mexico and Italy and other countries,” President Trump said. “We’ll be sending them ventilators, which they desperately need.”
Honest Americans cannot expect fake news and establishment media outlets to revisit their false narratives, issue corrections, or apologize for fear-mongering. After all, they’ve yet to come clean about the Russia witch hunt, or Ukraine-gate hoaxes.
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