Donald Trump’s prospects for reelection are good. However, there is one variable that might prevent him from surviving another term in the White House: a massive economic recession. The ongoing coronavirus outbreak could provide just that. One of Trump’s biggest selling points is his work on the economy, and a coronavirus market crash could hurt his chances.
The Democrats and their allies in the media know this, and that is why they are playing up the coronavirus threat to spook markets and hurt Trump’s reelection prospects.
If you don’t believe me, here is a compilation of the media actively pushing their narrative to hurt Trump as compiled by the Rush Limbaugh Show:
“SARA EISEN: If the coronavirus spreads into a pandemic, it improves Bernie Sanders’ chances of beating Donald Trump.
RANA FOROOHAR: You’ve got coronavirus potentially causing a real headwind to the economy
around November, the time of the election.
JAKE TAPPER: That could affect his re-election chances.
JOHN THOMAS: Every indicator is fairly locked in at this point for Trump to get re-elected, unless there’s a black swan moment like this.
CHRIS BEDFORD: It wouldn’t be too difficult to trigger a recession — especially with coronavirus raging — just in time for the election.
JEFF MASON: It could potentially hurt President Trump’s chances of re-election.
JIM CRAMER: … the economy slows dramatically ’cause of the virus.
DAVID FABER: Oh. Okay.
JIM CRAMER: Right, so —
DAVID FABER: That would bolster the chances —
JIM CRAMER: — of the Democrats.
BRIT HUME: With all these unpredictable factors including the coronavirus, almost anything can happen.”
The media fawned over their messiah Barack Obama for four years. Their reverence for their chosen one continues to this day, as evidenced by the following defense of Obama’s handling of the Ebola outbreak in 2015 by Ron Brownstein, writing for the Atlantic:
“The contrast with how Barack Obama handled the Ebola outbreak is very, I think illuminative, of the way they approach the world. Obviously, President Obama named an Ebola Czar, Ron Klain, who was Joe Biden’s chief of staff and former White House counsel. But he also was very engaged with the frontline states in terms of sending U.S. assistance to them to help them manage the outbreak on the front lines. That if a pandemic develops, ultimately it is everybody’s problems. Look at the contrast between the president’s language when he said, you know, we’re handling it very well and no sense of kind of interconnectedness with the other countries.”
The stock market has been experiencing a considerable amount of turbulence during the past few weeks in response to uncertainties surrounding the coronavirus and the massive drop in oil prices. Yesterday, the Dow Jones Industrial Index fell by over 2,000 points, the single worst drop since the Great Recession of 2008.
CNBC reported, “The massive sell-off triggered a key market circuit breaker minutes after the opening bell. Trading was halted for 15 minutes until reopening at 9:49 a.m. ET. The sharp declines on Monday followed a roller-coaster week that saw the S&P 500 swing up or down more than 2.5% for four days straight…
Much of Monday’s anxiety came after Saudi Arabia on Saturday slashed official crude selling prices for April in a sudden U-turn from previous attempts to support the oil market. The move came after OPEC talks collapsed Friday, prompting some strategists to see oil prices crater to $20 per barrel this year.”
A bad stock market doesn’t just hurt wealthy investors. It also hurts everyday Americans who invest in hedge funds and have a 401k. The media doesn’t care about those people. Their hatred for Trump clouds their capacity to be empathetic. They would rather see the stock market crash than see Trump reelected to a second term.
We don’t have a free press anymore; we have a press that is an appendage of the Democrat Party.
And that appendage is determined to keep Trump out of office by any means necessary…even if they have to sink the entire country along with him.