Morning Greatness: Coronavirus Is Back, Baby!

Good Monday morning.

Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today:

  • The president has lunch with the Vice President
  • President Trump participates in a roundtable on Fighting for America’s Seniors

It’s back baby: Coronavirus returns after social justice riots/protest hiatus

Were you confused by the public gatherings of thousands and thousands of people after having been scolded by “public health officials” for months about staying locked up and away from work and fun? Yeah, me too. I didn’t hear a peep out of Dr. Anthony Fauci or other respected virus nannies and media jesters telling these protesters and rioters they were going to KILL GRANDMA. (I did hear that I should cut off Grandma if she won’t donate to Black Lives Matter…) I didn’t hear about a dangerous SECOND WAVE or how we need to FLATTEN THE CURVE. No, sir, I did not hear about that as I watched thousands of people standing close together day after day, yelling (what about the OMGVIRUSDROPLETS) at police or law enforcement officers.

Welp, now that President Trump plans on campaigning and holding rallies the virus has become a public threat once more! Only yesterday, thousands of people gathered, ignoring social distancing guidelines to demand Black Trans Lives Matter, without deadly health consequences, while ominous warnings were featured about President Trump’s planned Tulsa campaign rally.

No public service announcements, no high profile media appearances during the weeks long protests. But now, the virus is back, baby!

Who better than the despicable Scott Gottlieb, friend of Big Pharma paychecks, to bring us back to reality:  “I would certainly counsel against it,” Gottlieb said Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” “If I was giving advice to the administration on this, I would say they should withhold large political rallies right now. They also need to lead by example, and so encouraging people to social distance, encouraging people to wear masks, that’s what we should be engaging in right now.”

Over in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the director of Tulsa’s Health Department “wishes” Trump would reschedule his rally.

“I think it’s an honor for Tulsa to have a sitting president want to come and visit our community, but not during a pandemic,” said Director Bruce Dart in an interview with the Tulsa World on Saturday.

“I’m concerned about our ability to protect anyone who attends a large, indoor event, and I’m also concerned about our ability to ensure the president stays safe as well.”

“COVID is here in Tulsa, it is transmitting very efficiently,” Dart told the outlet. “I wish we could postpone this to a time when the virus isn’t as large a concern as it is today.” Say, was it a big risk last week or no?

Other morsels:

This is certainly true. U.S. needs to stop being offended about everything, Ben Carson says

‘You’re Not A Journalist, You’re An Activist’: Jenna Ellis Fires Back At Brian Stelter Over Trump CNN Threat

Three California Police Unions Call For National Reforms To ‘Root Out’ Racist Officers

Like Chris Wallace! Chris Wallace: Many Reporters Becoming ‘Anti-Trump Advocates’ Instead Of Calling ‘Balls And Strikes’

Bernard Kerick Suggests ‘Radical Left-Wing’ Leaders ‘Tell The Thugs In Your Community Don’t Attack Our Police’

Bobby Rush: Chicago police union and KKK ‘are like kissing, hugging and law-breaking cousins’

Beyonce seeks ‘swift and decisive action,’ urges arrest of police involved in Breonna Taylor’s death

No, of course not. Rep. Clyburn: ’Nobody is going to defund the police’

Seven Minneapolis police officers quit after George Floyd protests, cite lack of support from city leaders

Medical examiner rules police shooting of Rayshard Brooks a homicide

Atlanta police seek masked woman suspected of burning down Wendy’s

Police officer paralyzed after being shot in Las Vegas protest

Black Lives Matter mural defaced in Vermont

Systemic racism slows economic growth: Dallas Fed chief Kaplan

Trump pushes Tulsa rally back by a day to ‘honor’ emancipation holiday

Abdul-Jabbar’s son arrested for allegedly stabbing neighbor

Trump says he won’t watch NFL, U.S. soccer if players kneel during anthem

Former Defense Secretary Gates: ‘At least’ Trump ‘hasn’t started any new wars’

MAGA Boat Parades In Florida, Michigan Celebrate Trump’s Birthday

This Is America, This Is Not CHAZ’: American Flag-Bearing Demonstrators Cause Uproar Within Seattle’s Autonomous Zone

Israel approves funding to build ‘Trump Heights’ settlement in Golan Heights

South Korea holds emergency meeting amid Kim Jong Un’s sister’s threats

California AG to probe Robert Fuller hanging, as activists suspect ‘lynching’ while police rule ‘apparent suicide’

Department of Transportation to distribute 100 million masks to passengers to stave off COVID-19

Barbra Streisand makes George Floyd’s daughter Gianna, 6, a Disney stockholder

‘GMA’ anchors side with Robin Roberts while addressing ABC exec controversy

‘Gone with the Wind’ to return to HBO Max with introduction from black scholar Jacqueline Stewart

Maine moose hunt permits spike amid coronavirus; lottery drawing runs over 3 hours

New Orleans protesters throw statue of slave owner into the Mississippi River

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban donates $100G to coronavirus relief fund for black journalists

Surgeon General Jerome Adams says wearing coronavirus masks will give Americans ‘more freedom’

Massive bribe to stop Ukraine probe of Burisma founder intercepted

San Francisco skincare CEO apologizes after viral video shows her scolding man stenciling ‘Black Lives Matter’ on his own property

Report: 40,000 cruise ship workers still trapped at sea

Gov. Cuomo’s New York: 250 Inmates Freed from Prison Rearrested 450 Times

Philadelphia Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution Desecrated

Poll: 79 Percent of Truckers Say They Won’t Deliver to Cities with Defunded Police Departments

And that’s all I have now, go beat back the angry mob!

About Liz Sheld

Liz Sheld is the senior news editor at American Greatness. She is a veteran political strategist and pollster who has worked on campaigns and public interest affairs. Liz has written at Breitbart and The Federalist, as well as at PJ Media, where she wrote "The Morning Briefing." In her spare time, she shoots sporting clays and watches documentaries.

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