Senior Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway is under attack for what some see as revealing her ignorance about the very basics of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Others, suggesting she’s smart enough to know better, are attacking her for intentionally gaslighting to rile up President Donald Trump’s base.
On Fox News Wednesday morning Conway pushed her boss’s latest attempt to divert blame, this time insisting the World Health Organization is at fault for the spread of coronavirus. On Tuesday he announced he is defunding the organization amid the worldwide pandemic.
Conway suggested COVID-19 is the 19th strain of the virus, and faulted the WHO for not having learned from the previous 18 strains. In fact, as most know, COVID-19 was first identified in 2019, hence the “19” in its name.
“This is COVID-19, not COVID-1 folks, and so you would think the people in charge of the World Health Organization, facts and figures, would be on top of that,” Conway said, leading many to mock her.
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 15, 2020
Like a COVID hipster, she prefers its early work.
— David John Smailes (@davidjs_uk) April 15, 2020
Hoooly shit, Kellyanne Conway thinks that "Covid-19" is numbered this way because there have been 18 prior strains and the World Health Organization should already know more about this. This is the world right now! https://t.co/3XrMCqfqPx
— Buckley (@ADoseofBuckley) April 15, 2020
Yeah, COVID-17 and 18 were the good COVIDs.
Those were the days!https://t.co/46QUNC2R4O
— R. S. S. (@_R_S_S_) April 15, 2020
That is amazingly ignorant
— Nick Brophy (@nb_744_G) April 15, 2020
Seriously, how could KellyAnne not know the -19 was for 2019 by now??
— nancy cronvich (@FT1965) April 15, 2020
Wait — Kellyanne really DOESN’T know that “19” stands for the year the first case was identified. She thinks there have been 1️⃣8️⃣ other strains of this virus, and @WHO should have its act together by now! https://t.co/A9PY0lCOZw
— Bad Fox Graphics (@BadFoxGraphics) April 15, 2020
Kellyanne Conway has a law degree. If you don't know that the "19" in covid-19 stands for the year it was discovered (2019) then you weren't reading the news about this coronavirus in February. https://t.co/FKZcgfDSKg
— Matt Novak (@paleofuture) April 15, 2020
What do you think will happen to Kellyanne when she figures out A New Hope's official title is Star Wars Episode IV….
P.s.: She totally knows the 19 is for the year. Just read meat for the dummies. https://t.co/n3im8WXtno
— Vincent Tringale (@VincentTringale) April 15, 2020
Amazing. Kellyanne thinks COVID-19 is the 18th sequel to COVID-1.
IT'S THE YEAR OF DISCOVERY, KELLYANNE!
You can't make this shit up!! https://t.co/rMs9ZiqtxZ
— ElleM “stay home” in Toronto🇨🇦🍑 (@TorontoEllem) April 15, 2020
Kellyanne Conway is a White House official, who works for Trump and therefore who works for us.
She knows the "19" in "Covid-19" stands for 2019. It has nothing to do with having past experience with 1 through 18.
So instead of informing the American public, she lies to us. https://t.co/m8gVqxspME
— Mark Mucci (@MLMucci) April 15, 2020
Wait wait wait wait wait a minute.
We’re 5 months into this and Kellyanne doesn’t know the 19 means 2019…… https://t.co/azSmSb2DSB
— Jason P. (@JasonPYYC) April 15, 2020
Nice to know the propagandists in the administration have no idea what is going on. "19" is for 2019, not that this is the 19th time this has happened. By Kellyanne's ignorant logic, they should stop criticizing Obama/Biden for H1N1 since that has "1" in it.
— Eric (@edresq) April 15, 2020
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Jen Psaki Elegantly Dismantles Reporter’s Claim ‘A Lot of the Media’ Is Saying Biden Is Just a Third Term of Obama
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Friday once again elegantly dismantled a reporter’s ill-informed, unimportant, and sexist question, urging her to identify who is spreading rumors and for her to share her “data.”
Far right wing outlet Newsmax’s Emerald Robinson claimed that “given the number of former Obama administration officials that are now in this Biden administration and the President’s relatively light schedule, there’s a growing perception that this is really just the third term of President Obama.”
“What do you say to people who say that?” Robinson asked.
“Who were saying that, who’s saying that?” Psaki asked.
Perhaps not expecting to have to support her claim, Robinson seemed unprepared.
“You’ve heard that a lot of the media, in the media, different people, like, while there was lots of questions about when you had Japanese Prime Minister Suga here, on the one and only so far in-person bilateral head of state meeting, it was Vice President Kamala Harris who greeted the Prime Minister, and many people found that odd,” Robinson claimed. “She’s already taken independent one-on-one calls with key allies like Prime Minister [Scott] Morrison and [Canadian Prime Minister] Justin Trudeau, so I just want to get your reaction to people who question that.”
“Well, it’s hard to react when I don’t know what people are talking about, I will say that the President met with the Prime Minister, as you know and had a full meeting, a full press conference afterwards, and they even shared a meal,” Psaki informed her. “So the President has had dozens of conversations and calls with world leaders and should be no surprise that the Vice President is also playing an important role in engaging with and having discussions with foreign leaders.”
“It’s more so than other vice presidents have,” Robinson, who may not have ever heard of Dick Cheney, claimed.
“How so? I’d love to see the data if you want to send that to me,” Psaki urged Robinson, forcing her to support her rumor-mongering and sexist claims.
Question: There’s a growing perception that this is just the third term of President Obama. What do you say to people who say that?
Psaki: Who’s saying that?
Question: You’ve heard that a lot in the media
Psaki: Who in the media?
Question: Different People pic.twitter.com/bYp4dWRn3U
— Acyn (@Acyn) May 7, 2021
Marjorie Taylor Greene Threatened Defending Freedom May Require ‘The Price of Blood’ – Just Days Before the Election
It was October 27, exactly one week before the November 2020 election, and Georgia Republican congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene was in a Pennsylvania gun shop giving an interview to a pro-gun activist. The video was recorded and posted to Facebook live, as Mother Jones reported.
“If this generation doesn’t stand up and defend freedom, it’s gone,” Greene told pro-gun activist Chris Dorr. “And once it’s gone, freedom doesn’t come back by itself. The only way you get your freedoms back is it’s earned with the price of blood.”
She also told viewers, “You have a choice of either voting for freedom by voting for Donald J. Trump for president again for four more years, voting Republican straight down your ballot, or you’re going to vote for socialism and vote to completely end America as we know it.”
Mother Jones posted a short excerpt:
In the full interview Greene also told her audience, “gun rights are women’s rights,” and promised, “I will be fighting especially hard against those women, the radical women, in Congress,” referring to Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and “the Squad.”
Greene has called for the execution of Speaker Nancy Pelosi for “treason.” It wasn’t the first time. A video of her harassing and bullying Parkland mass shooting survivor David Hogg on the streets of Washington, D.C., telling him, “I carry a gun,” went viral this week.
Giuliani’s Star ‘Election Fraud’ Witness Says ‘The Obamas Funded That Wuhan Lab to Make COVID’: Report
Mellissa Carone, Rudy Giuliani’s “star” witness during the Michigan state legislature “hearing” on non-existent election fraud has been widely mocked – so much so “Saturday Night Live” parodied her in its cold open last week.
The Daily Beast reports, “In her first interview since going viral—and getting lambasted by Saturday Night Live—Michigan IT contractor and ‘voter fraud’ ‘witness’ Mellissa Carone insisted to Inside Edition that she was not intoxicated during her ‘hearing’ with Rudy Giuliani last week.”
“I wasn’t drunk,” Carone said. “I would swear under oath that I wasn’t drunk.” As for the waves of criticism she’s received for her incoherent performance, she said she’s “not hurt,” explaining: “That’s my personality.”
Mellissa Carone is now talking to right wing media, including Sarah Palin’s website, where she shared her thoughts on the election and the coronavirus pandemic.
“Carone doesn’t mince words,” Sarah Palin dot com reports. “While she’s been called ‘a drunk’ and ‘stupid’ by the basement dwellers, this mother of a four-year old and a four-month old keeps telling her story with a smile.”
“This is what they do to Trump,” Carone said. It’s not going to work with me. I won’t back down because I am very religious and I know God is watching over me. This started with COVID. The Obamas funded that Wuhan lab to make COVID. Then the impeachment process. They’ve used every avenue possible to cheat, they used Dominion. Dominion software was created to cheat. I have a binder from Dominion that proves this. There’s so much more that will be exposed.”
And despite spending last week sharing a table with Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis – who both tested positive for coronavirus – she’s not concerned, nor is she self-isolating.
Inside Edition says that Mellissa Carone is defying a county health mandate and refusing to go into quarantine.
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) December 8, 2020
Carone is resolute in her beliefs, which she says were forged in the private schools she attended.
“Trump won in a landslide,” said Carone. “We are going to prove it.”
She is not backing down, and warns she has a lot more valuable information.
“They’re scared because I have too much,” Carone said. “They’re scared of what I have. What is coming out next week is crazy. I found it all.”
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