In a blistering monologue this week, Fox News host Laura Ingraham skewered Democrats for relishing in the potential “misery” of a coronavirus outbreak.
“If you’re worried about the spread of the coronavirus, well, you’re obviously not alone,” she said. “It’s unsettling to see doctors and what looked like, you know, hazmat suits in China. People quarantine hanging out of hotel windows in Italy. And, of course, your fellow airline passengers wearing face masks.
“Yet more unsettling is something happening right here in the United States,” she continued. “And it’s not medical. It’s political. Democrats and their media cronies have decided to weaponize fear and also weaponized suffering to improve their chances against Trump in November.”
After playing a montage of liberal pundits all over cable news trashing Trump over his administration’s response to the disease, Ingraham said, “The facts don’t matter to the Trump haters. They learn from the ‘never let a crisis go to waste’ philosophy of Rahm Emanuel, and many of them are frankly so sick with their anti-Trump fever that they actually consider this virus a political godsend.”
Ingraham said that the Democrats running for president couldn’t have asked for better timing, and she accused them of milking the crisis for all that it’s worth – and then some.
“The 2020 Democrats, on the other hand, are either hoping for misery or actually peddling it. None of the candidates have an answer to Trump’s booming economy,” Ingraham said. “So they pretend as they did in last night’s debate, that Americans really aren’t better off at all. Remember, good news for you is bad news for the misery party.”
Ingraham said that while it was despicable to watch Democrats cheer for the downfall of America, it was also a losing strategy.
“The Democrats are coming up empty,” she said. “The great American comeback is a fact. If they appear to be rooting for Americans suffering and pain during an election year, I promise you that the voters will put them in a political quarantine come November.”
At the Democratic debate in South Carolina on Tuesday, frontrunner Bernie Sanders took particular glee in mocking President Trump for his efforts to calm the nation.
“This great genius has told us that this coronavirus is going to end in two months. April is the magical day that this great scientist we have in the White House has determined. I wish I was kidding. That is what he said,” Sanders scoffed.
And what is Sanders’ answer to the virus? Throw more money at the problem, of course; Sanders said that as president, he would expand both the World Health Organization (a UN product) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Because, really, what problem CAN’T be solved by growing the federal government?