After it was revealed that President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, had tested positive for the coronavirus, it didn’t take long for those on the left to start spewing their vile rhetoric. Now, however, one outlet has just been humiliated for their distasteful response.
According to TheBlaze, the Los Angeles Times is facing pushback for an article that seemed to suggest Trump’s diagnosis was inevitable considering his alleged lack of concern over the virus.
Never mind, apparently, the lengths Trump and his administration have gone to help the American people amid COVID-19, including with numerous executive orders and by continuing to work on deals with Congress to provide further relief.
The LA Times‘ article compares Trump’s situation to that of former President Ronald Reagan. The headline reads: “When Reagan was shot, country rallied around, but he hadn’t spent months downplaying assassins.”
While Republicans were generally respectful of the passing of liberal-leaning Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, President Trump has been shown none of that courtesy by those on the left.
Protesters have gathered outside Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where Trump remains hospitalized, screaming obscenities and saying things like, “We don’t care how [Trump is] feeling,” Breitbart reports.
The attacks have also come from across the country, where the Los Angeles Times apparently didn’t hesitate to publish an article by Del Quentin Wilber that, according to TheBlaze, alleged:
When President Reagan was shot and nearly killed by a would-be assassin, the country rallied around him. But he also hadn’t spent eight months downplaying the threat of deranged gunmen.
“Reagan grew from the experience. […] Do we expect Trump to evolve, to empathize more with those who caught the virus? To date, there’s little evidence of that, but the example of Reagan might stand Trump and his White House in good stead,” added Wilber, who, according to TheBlaze, is “an enterprise and investigative reporter” for the Times, “not an opinion writer.”
Trump’s road to recovery
The assaults on President Trump come as he continues his battle against COVID-19 at Walter Reed in Maryland. According to NBC News, White House physician Sean Conley “said Trump had a high fever late Friday morning and was administered supplemental oxygen for about an hour while at the White House” before heading by helicopter to the hospital.
NBC reports that Conley has indicated Trump hasn’t had a fever since then, and that the president has generally “continued to improve.” Trump may get to leave the hospital as soon as Monday, NBC notes.
In the meantime, the president has continued to be active on Twitter, where he has repeatedly thanked those who are lining the streets outside Walter Reed in support — and even promised them a special surprise Sunday evening.
“The fact is, they really love our Country and are seeing how we are MAKING IT GREATER THAN EVER BEFORE!” Trump wrote in another tweet.