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Thu Mar 12, 2020, 09:03 AM

Coronavirus: Who Trump supporters blame for virus 'hysteria'

Conservative radio host and three-time congressional candidate Dan Bongino had a message for the almost 2,000 Donald Trump supporters gathered in an airport hotel convention room in the toney town of Palm Beach, Florida, on Tuesday night.

The president, he said, had made stopping the spread of the coronavirus his highest priority. He had the "finest minds" in the world working on it 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Vice-President Mike Pence, charged with heading the virus task force, was focused "like I've never seen him before in my life".

Despite these efforts, Bongino acknowledged, the president's power had limits - and that the virus was "very dangerous" and "highly contagious". "He's not the Messiah," he said. "He can't just wave a wand and make this go away."

That the president is not an omnipotent political deity who leaves adversaries, human and viral alike, trembling in his wake was perhaps an unusual admission in a room full of supporters decked out in Donald Trump gear, surrounded by vendors hawking Donald Trump hats, t-shirts, hot sauce and posters of a beaming Trump family that proclaimed "God, Life, Trump".

Less surprising, however, was that Bongino placed the blame for the growing crisis at the feet of the mainstream media, which he said "engaged in a pathetic disgusting pile-on" to damage the president's political standing by making it appear that his administration was not doing enough to combat the spread of the virus and help those infected.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-51840227

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Thu Mar 12, 2020, 09:09 AM

1. let the ignorance run rampant, karma will be reduction of the conservative herd, so there is a plus

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I really don't care if trump supporters get it or not

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Thu Mar 12, 2020, 09:16 AM

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Thu Mar 12, 2020, 09:22 AM

3. Doesn't he have a rally planned?

Is he still going ahead with it?

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Thu Mar 12, 2020, 09:25 AM

4. "Bongino placed the blame for the growing crisis at the feet of the mainstream media"

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