The last couple of weeks have been frustrating for the sizable chunk of Trump’s base who think lockdowns, untargeted social distancing, and forcing everyone to wear masks are neither effective nor necessary responses to COVID-19 and, in fact, are a much greater menace than the virus itself.
They believe we ought to finally start listening to the thousands of doctors and scientists that the drive-by media have gone out of their way to silence instead of blindly following the dictates of life-long bureaucrats who’ve been puffed up, pushed, and placed on a pedestal by professional purveyors of fake news like Jake Tapper and Chris Cuomo.
Many of the president’s strongest supporters agree with Tucker Carlson that the measures being hyped the hardest by Jerry Nadler and his fellow Democrats as well as the relentless state of panic the president’s enemies in the press have created don’t merely contradict the data.
They think we’re witnessing a deliberate attempt to create a climate of fear and inflict maximal misery on the American people to give Biden a shot at beating Trump in November.
So, a lot of folks in the president’s corner couldn’t have been happier when he called out two of the media’s biggest lies about COVID-19 at a press conference last week.
Unfortunately, within a day the Trump campaign sent an email out to their fundraising list urging his supporters to abandon any convictions they may hold that it’s a terrible idea and start dutifully wearing masks just like Nadler and the rest of the president’s most bitter enemies are demanding.
And it wasn’t just signed by Trump. It was also written in an idiosyncratic style that seemed to indicate he may have actually composed it.
Whosever idea it was hopefully noticed that a lot of folks who should be Trump’s biggest supporters wound up neither convinced nor amused.