A supporter of President Donald Trump recently told a reporter from NBC News that she doesn’t believe that coronavirus even exists at all.
CNN’s John Avlon on Friday played an NBC News clip of the Trump supporter to demonstrate how the president constant spouting misinformation about coronavirus was impacting his own supporters.
“You don’t believe coronavirus exists?” the reporter asked the Trump supporter.
“I don’t,” she replies.
“So the two people who have been reported to have died from it in Washington state, you don’t trust that that’s true?” she asked.
“I don’t trust anything the Democrats do,” she said.
Avlon then tied it back to the president’s statements about Democrats’ attacks on his response to the virus being a “hoax,” while also claiming that he has a “hunch” that the death rate from the virus is much lower than what is being claimed by the World Health Organization.
“It’s a reminder that the president’s words have consequences,” Avlon said.
“Oh my gosh,” said a shocked host Alisyn Camerota of the Trump supporter clip. “That sound that you captured was just incredible.”
Watch the video below.
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Gaetz Gets Summit Speaking Slot at Trump Club Hosted by Group That Held Pre-Insurrection Rally
Embattled Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) appears to be getting some support from the Trump camp and from the far right Trump-aligned group that hosted the January 6 pre-insurrection rally where the former president ginned up the MAGA marchers who stormed the Capitol.
“Join me at Trump Doral Friday!” Gaetz tweeted Tuesday. “Thank you to ‘Women for America First’ for the invitation to share my vision for our great nation.”
Gaetz will be speaking at this weekend’s Save America Summit, hosted by Women for America First, a group founded by far right political (and former Tea Party) activist Amy Kremer.
The event will be held at the Trump National Doral in Miami.
Ticket prices vary from $500 to $5000 but those who want to see Gaetz speak Saturday have to pony up an extra $500 for the “BBQ, Boots & Bluegrass” shindig with “Keynote Speaker Congressman Matt Gaetz.”
“We are not going to sit back and let the Left define who we are and what we stand for in 2021,” the Summit’s website reads. “Our nation is at a tipping point. If we want to SAVE AMERICA and our freedom, it’s time to fight back. It’s time to stop looking in our rearview mirror and start looking forward.”
Join me at Trump Doral Friday!
Thank you to “Women for America First” for the invitation to share my vision for our great nation. https://t.co/FxkgaZqeC8
— Matt Gaetz (@mattgaetz) April 6, 2021
Tucker Carlson Compares Asian-American Senator to the KKK in Unhinged Rant
Earlier in the week, Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), frustrated at the relative lack of Asian-Americans in senior positions in the Biden administration, threatened to vote down non-diverse nominees until she got an assurance of better representation in the executive branch. Ultimately, President Joe Biden promised her he would address the problem, and she dropped her objection.
But to Fox News’ Tucker Carlson — who perpetually sees any attempt to center people of color as an attack on America — this whole episode was something far more sinister. It was, in his view, a plot to oppress white people, as evil as the white supremacist terrorism of the Ku Klux Klan.
“Robert Byrd was the Tammy Duckworth of his day,” said Carlson. “Quote, ‘I shall never fight in the armed forces with a Negro by my side,’ Byrd wrote, amazingly. ‘Rather, I should die a thousand times and see Old Glory trampled in the dirt, never to rise again, than to see this beloved land be degraded by race mongrels, a throwback to the blackest specimen from the wilds.’ That’s real. Robert Byrd wrote that. At the time he did write it, Robert Byrd was working as a recruiter for the Ku Klux Klan, which was very much the Yale University of the time, a source of so much poison in our society.”
Republicans have commonly invoked Byrd, who went on to become a Democratic senator in senior leadership, to absolve themselves of their modern support for racially discriminatory policies, although it is worth noting that Byrd went on to renounce his segregationist past, supported Black voting rights, and died with honors from the NAACP.
Tucker Carlson says Sen. Tammy Duckworth is a modern Robert Byrd, compares her to a KKK member. pic.twitter.com/cmWGCZHf3U
— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) March 25, 2021
Blackburn: Equality Is ‘Constitutional Guarantee’ and I Oppose ‘Regressive’ LGBTQ Equality Act
U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) attacked the LGBTQ Equality Act on Wednesday, wrongly claiming it “regressive,” harms women, sets back women’s rights, and suggested that because the Constitution already offers “equality” there’s no reason to enact this legislation.
Blackburn, a far right Republican who very closely aligned herself with now-former President Donald Trump and to this day continues to defend him, began her remarks to the Judiciary Committee by claiming she shares “great compassion for anyone who feels diminishment or discrimination.”
“I believe that all people should be treated with dignity and respect,” Blackburn continued, despite having a long history of public statements and especially tweets that suggest otherwise.
The left are the real culprits perpetrating a double standard for women in this country.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) October 14, 2020
Make no mistake: given the chance, the radical left will pack the courts.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) October 9, 2020
Next week, proven liar Adam Schiff should be the first witness to testify in public.
He must answer if his committee improperly coordinated with the “whistleblower” to take down @realDonaldTrump.
Schiff’s basement hasn’t been transparent. https://t.co/D9BtjJIpZX
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) November 6, 2019
Blackburn went on to say, that everyone “should be treated equally, this is a constitutional guarantee in here in the United States women have fought hard for equal treatment. The Equality Act is drafted undermines the fight.”
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