It is very damaging for Donald Trump to have Fox News questioning his handling of the coronavirus, in the wake of the explosive audio tapes released by journalist Bob Woodward. None other than Karl Rove was called into action to defend Trump, after Kayleigh McEnany blatantly lied from the podium that “The president has never lied to the American people” in the face of all evidence to the contrary. Here’s Karl Rove saying, “perfection is not possible” with respect to Trump’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Who asked for perfection? All that’s under discussion here, and all morning, is the lies that were told.

Another Fox News reporter, White House correspondent John Roberts, chimed in.

This is another crisis-of-the-moment, to be sure. And this revelation is exactly like the Atlantic article. What was said about that, was that it didn’t give us any new information, it just told us what Trump said at the time. This is the same thing. We know Trump lied to us, we know he played down the coronavirus, and we know why: he wanted to protect the stock market and his reelection prospects. All that Woodward’s audio does is tell us what he said at the time.

What is intriguing is that the “fake news” screams haven’t been happening. As you saw with Rove’s pathetic waffling, now the narrative is more like going for Christian forgiveness than denying what took place.

That’s a new political strategy. Maybe we can call it The Rove Theorem or some such. It would go along the lines of: “Nobody’s perfect and even though I’ve done a horrible job in office, you should forgive me and let me go back and try it for another four years and maybe I’ll get it right. Or, maybe I won’t, but vote for me anyhow.” Very persuasive.

Here’s a portion of the breaking story on CNN. What is relevant here is to go to 5:57, where Trump stands up and lies blatantly. Juxtiposed with the audio with Woodward, the same lies that you’ve heard before take on a new context and become even more devastating than they were the first time you heard them.

 

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32 Comments on "Fox News Distancing From Trump, Describing WH In ‘Panic’ After Woodward Audio Released"

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Bareshark
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A line from The Outlaw Josey Wales: “You know there ain’t no forgiving.” This one should knock off the last of the fence-sitters once and for all. I’ve already said that I’m not going to become another suppressed statistic of Trump’s reenactment of Jaws with this virus. This revelation clinches that conviction in concrete.

Scott Jackson
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Empty the phucking jails. When the #1 serial killer, charged with the phucking top responsibility to protect us, is still being wined & dined on the taxpayer dime, PHUCK YOU AMERICA!!! Clean up ur goddamn evil so the river of blood & money can begin to be stopped. Otherwise, take your EVIL HYPOCRISY, along with ur religions u don’t really believe in, & stick them up ur collective arses.

Cherl Harrell
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CNN did an excellent job of laying out the case, where if he had simply taken action, instead of ignoring the virus, the outcome would have been very different. How can people say they still want this clown for president?

p j evans
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They’re members of his personal cult, they think he’s a deity – or maybe a demi-god, those with a little more sense – and can do No Wrong.

Steven McCrary
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I hope you’re on a diet of crow and bitters, BOB (Woodward). I hope Mr. Redford is washing his hands thoroughly of you, now.

Bareshark
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Care to explain that comment? I’m afraid my online telepathy is a little deficient here.

Scott Jackson
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The only ‘crowing’ I hear is ur fearful chickenshit dumpling admitting ON TAPE he doesnt care if you die. Hmmm

dana fairfield
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Two things: 1) For all his blaming of China, the facts about COVID that Trump knew sometime before February came from China. Early on, it is true China kept the virus under wraps for about a week as they worked hard to contain it. But when it escaped China, they were forth coming with whatever they knew. Trump, on the other hand, downplayed it for months. At the very least, he is guilty of manslaughter of all but about 30,000 of those who died. 2) The only Senate Republican not guilty of accessory to manslaughter is Mitt Romney. What the… Read more »
Meg Corrigan
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AMEN, Dana! Sounds like the very best plan for the NATION.

gettin too old for this sh!t
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gettin too old for this sh!t

Good luck with that, in whatever universe it may happen. I can 99.9% assure you it won’t be this one.

dana fairfield
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I expect you are correct. The death of upwards of 200,000 people is way beyond “let the people decide in an election.” This loathsome menace in the White House MUST be removed.

blueman
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This Tom Friedman with the NYT is some kind of overpaid menace to society. Just saw him on the 11th Hour. At this point in time he is acting like Trump supporters are something other than racist. Oh sure, he admits some may be racist, but mainly they don’t like people looking down their noses at them because they don’t have a college education. Please don’t let me throw up. Joe should go to the mid-west and have a “dialogue”. Maybe the fucking NYT should quit sabotaging Democrats.

rory darjiit
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Over at TownHall.com, where I comment to represent a liberal view (I’m 100% courteous, and just very plainly state my case. It’s probably a waste of time, but I have to think piercing those bubbles has to happen if we’re every going to heal this divide)…anyway…their take on the last couple of weeks is “how dare the left drop these October surprises! They’re so unfair.” That is literally the core theory, that somehow it’s wrong in a campaign to make a case against an opponent usimg that person’s own words. A rabid, dying dog is dangerous until it’s dead. This… Read more »
Bareshark
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Unfair? Hahahahaha…like this crowd ever cared about fair when it comes to someone other than themselves.

gettin too old for this sh!t
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gettin too old for this sh!t

IKR? That’s one of whiny-ass himself’s favorite words, oh, it’s so unfaaaiiiirrrr waaaaaaa!!!!!

michaelscott
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“perfection is not possible”, apparently neither is competence.

ollivia
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Rita
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The idiot didn’t even try to help the people , it’s always about him …..I can’t wait to get him out of office !