Donald Trump

Trump’s Coronavirus Response Isn’t the Work of a Dictator

Rich Lowry, National Review

Trump declared an emergency last week and has now issued national guidelines against gatherings of more than ten people, but his initial instinct was to urge people to stay calm and carry on. The reason that Trump’s conduct in this crisis hasn’t tracked with the “incipient fascist” line of attack against him is that this criticism never made any sense. The problem with Trump’s mode of governance isn’t that he’s a would-be authoritarian. Rather, he has a highly personalized view of the presidency and an abiding belief that he can talk his way out of any difficulty — including, initially, a public-health crisis not susceptible to spin. It doesn’t make him a Falangist.

Economic Stimulus: Take Care Of The Little Guys First

Washington’s policymakers shouldn’t be blinded by the swarm of Big Business lobbyists looking for bailout money. Getting small business through this crisis is the key to a robust economic recovery, and to President Trump’s re-election. Tax relief to be recognized off in the future is of little help to a small business forced to close by government decree that is still liable TODAY for fixed expenses, such as rent, debt service, utilities, etc.

Assault on America, Day 441: COVID-19 + pols + media = taxpayers on the dole for $850 billion

We could not have foreseen what’s happened with the coronavirus up to this point and there’s no way to predict where events will go from here. The media pressured the political class into reacting/overreacting to a serious threat and now we’re preparing to dump hundreds of billions into it. What holds the future?

Fake News Kills

Last week, we learned the only thing more contagious than COVID-19 is fake news. The mainstream media is desperate to turn the coronavirus scare into President Donald Trump’s Hurricane Katrina. What does that mean? It means they’re motivated to overhype this story simply so they can pile as much pressure as possible onto the president.

Assault on America, Day 440: Seeking a slight glimpse of future hope among coronavirus doom

There aren’t many moments where we receive an opportunity to glimpse the future, but the coronavirus pandemic appears to be one of them. Whether we’re ever able to “go back” is another question entirely. There’s no stuffing the genie back in the bottle on this one -- and we’ll need to live with the consequences when things die down.

Coronavirus, Moral Knowledge And Social Distancing

We must each act upon the moral knowledge that we have an individual responsibility to help prevent the spread of this new disease. What has happened in Italy shows that less-than-urgent appeals to the public by the government to slightly change habits regarding social interactions aren’t enough when the terrible outcomes they are designed to prevent are not yet apparent; when they become evident, it’s generally too late to act.

Trish Regan Show Pulled For Stating The Obvious?

Trish Regan’s show was pulled for stating the obvious: That Democrats and Leftwing media shills were fanning the flames of coronavirus hysteria in order to damage the President politically. Fox won't admit it, but that is the assumption shared by a large percentage of the Trish Regan audience. Plus the phony outrage of various “progressive” shills clues us that we are right to believe Ms. Regan was taken off the air because she said the Left wants to use the epidemic to damage President Trump.

Assault on America, Day 439: Anticlimactic Joe & Bernie debate show draws an audience of zero

For better or worse, the Democrat race is over… and again, this was likely the final 2020 candidates’ debate. In this sense, the American public was the “winner.” The next time we see Joe Biden on the debate stage, he’ll be opposite President Donald Trump. Anyone (besides the media) think Biden will come across as the better man then?

The Real March Madness

Daniel J. Flynn, The American Spectator

Leadership requires standing up against the mob, not grabbing a pitchfork to join it. That’s followship. The country’s leaders made a tails-I-win/heads-I-win coin-flip calculation that politically indemnifies them against imposing draconian measures. If the disease kills tens of thousands of Americans, they can justify limiting everyone’s freedom and pushing the economy into contraction. If the disease kills a fraction of that, they can counterfactually point to their unprecedented actions as the difference maker. CYA bureaucratism belongs to those lower on the federal totem pole, not to the face at the top. We do not necessarily fear what kills us. We fear the unknown.

Trump passes coronavirus test with flying colors

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

The haters will never admit it, but Trump’s ability to meet the moment now is a reminder about why he was elected and how he has managed to guide the great American jobs machine to unprecedented heights. The only mystery is why supposedly intelligent people on the left refuse to acknowledge that millions of their fellow citizens are better off now than they were four years ago. The most important challenge for Trump was giving the American people confidence in his leadership and demonstrating his determination to lead the nation to the other side. His calls for unity and bipartisanship were part of that promise, but let’s face it, the odds of that happening are slim to none.

Obama’s Ghost Haunts Coronavirus Response

“The Obama administration made a decision on testing that turned out to be very detrimental to what we’re doing, and we undid that decision a few days ago so that the testing can take place in a much more accurate and rapid fashion,” President Donald Trump said at a meeting with airline executives on March 4 at the White House.

Responses to the Economic Consequences of the Coronavirus from Heritage Foundation Experts

Virtually every interest group in Washington will attempt to exploit the coronavirus crisis to further its own aims. The aphorism “Never let a good crisis go to waste” exists for a reason. Heritage Foundation policy experts say Congress should not allow the crisis to be exploited either by special interests seeking bailouts or those seeking policy aims that are only tangentially related to the crisis.

Assault on America, Day 436: Questions debate moderators should ask Bernie & Joe on Sunday

With the Democrat presidential race all-but over, Sunday’s “debate” is bound to feel anti-climactic and like a waste of time. Perhaps the only yet to be determined matter is whether Biden can keep his wits together for two hours -- and whether Bernie finally takes off the gloves regarding Joe’s massive corruption deficit.

Trump: the First Black President

Jack Brewer, Townhall

I was an invitee of President Trump, in the West Wing to celebrate a brighter future for black communities that finally have the opportunities long promised to us by Democrats. For that, I and other great Americans — including Dr. Alveda King, Terrence K. Williams, Stacy Washington, David Harris, Jr., Pastor Darrell Scott, Deneen Borrelli, Paris Dennard, and Diamond and Silk — were called “Uncle Toms.” We will bear the slings and arrows cast at us by those who fear free and independent thought in Black Americans. We will continue fighting for the oppressed, the poor, and the forgotten. I wonder how many of those who have smeared us over the last week can say the same.

Blaming Trump for the 'Wuhan Virus'

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

We do know there is a governmental biological laboratory in Wuhan experimenting with viruses, including those of the corona class. The Chinese are telling the world to stop calling it the Wuhan Virus and are absurdly demanding an apology from the West for doing so. This is because the name reminds humanity that the biological catastrophe comes from a nation that has no one’s best interest in mind. In this age of being concerned about an intervention in our country by foreign interests, it’s astounding certain media (MSNBC host Chris Hayes and CNN) would move a message that is the preferred narrative of the Chinese government. Why that would not raise a … red flag for them is perplexing.

Assault on America, Day 435: Coronavirus will neither help nor hinder Trump’s reelection drive

Coronavirus is a serious matter and President Trump is giving it its due consideration. Life must go on and Trump’s reaction to the fears of normal people is in line with what any leader should do. If the president went around acting scared, it would only make things worse. Be thankful for competent political leadership at times like these.

How Far Should Trump’s Coronavirus Economic Stimulus Go?

The coronavirus economic panic defies conventional arguments about moral hazard and other arguments against intervention in the economy that were raised during the 2008 Great Recession. We are interested to know and share what conservatives think about the possible coronavirus economic stimulus package – please tell us what you think in the comments section at the end of this article.

Assault on America, Day 434: To Democrats, everything and nothing sounds good at one time

Regardless of the reasons, Democrats are pretty much stuck with Joe Biden -- and all that comes with him -- for their party nominee. The 2020 field’s women candidates didn’t lose because of their gender; they lost because they weren’t good choices and the establishment first sought to take care of their own.

CPAC and Coronavirus

If you attended CPAC we urge you to follow the advice of Matt Schlapp and call your doctor if you have an elevated temperature, and everyone will benefit by following the sensible coronavirus prevention advice of molecular virologist Dr. James Robb as outlined in this article.

Assault on America, Day 433: Biden momentum surge destined to drown in sea of hypocrisy

The past couple weeks demonstrated how quickly things change in the world of politics and how voter attitudes often shift without explanation. One thing that will likely remain the same is President Trump’s hold on the loyalty of conservatives and Republicans. Democrats can’t match it, regardless of who wins their nomination.