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Silver Lining’ to Deadly Virus — It’s Hurting Trump

by | Apr 24, 2020

By Mark Finkelstein

Even for the execrable Nicolle Wallace — Trump-hater extraordinaire and Trump Derangement Syndrome sufferer — this was truly grotesque. Sure, tens of thousands of Americans have died, and the economy is in shambles. But hey, there’s a “silver lining” to all the death and misery: Trump’s alleged “lies” and sins” are hurting him politically. 

As Wallace put it Thursday afternoon on her MSNBC show Deadline: White House“the things that we’ve been talking about for three years may be finally catching up with him.” Translation: time and again, we’ve tried and failed to destroy Trump. But the virus is our silver bullet, even though tens of thousands of Americans have died!

Here was her gleeful but repugnant utterance:

[T]here is something both tragic, and pathetic, and ironic about the fact that it took a, you know, color-blind, gender-blind, state-line-blind virus to sort of have all of the President’s sins from his first three years catch up with him. You can’t stand there and lie. You can’t contradict your scientists because they’re the ones that stand at 66 and 68 percent public trust, not you. He’s down at 38 percent. Pence is lower than him. I mean, he needs those people whether he likes what they say or not and I wonder what you think about whether or not there’s some silver lining there, that some of the things that — that we’ve been talking about for three years may be finally catching up with him?

Note that Wallace posed the question to Ron Klain, the leftist political hack who loves to boast about the great job he ostensibly did as Obama’s “Ebola czar”—as if what he dealt with in the 2014 outbreak of the far-less contagious (though more deadly) virus is anywhere close to what’s going on now.

He’s also a Biden adviser who presumably would be in line to lead a hypothetical Biden administration response to the virus. So, it’s in his best interest to trash anything and everything uttered by those currently in the federal government.

But even Klain had the sense not to pick up on Wallace’s despicable “silver lining” line. Instead, he fired off his own set of platitudes about the laudable nature of the previous regime in contrast to the current one.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Newsbusters and is reposted with permission.

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