Earlier today, Chanel Rion of One America News Network did what no other member of the media (including Fox News) has ever done—she called out fellow members of the White House press pool during a coronavirus press briefing—and it was a beautiful thing to behold.
For several days, Democrats and their allies in the leftist media have been trying to label President Trump as a “racist” for correctly identifying the coronavirus that originated in China, as the Chinese virus.
After several days of China’s propaganda machine attempting to blame the coronavirus on the United States, President Trump stepped in a correctly identified the source of the coronavirus pandemic, tweeting about how he “signed the Defense Production Act to combat the Chinese Virus.”
I only signed the Defense Production Act to combat the Chinese Virus should we need to invoke it in a worst case scenario in the future. Hopefully there will be no need, but we are all in this TOGETHER!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2020
This afternoon, during President Trump’s press conference, he called on OANN reporter Chanel Rion, who asked him, “Do you consider the term ‘Chinese food’ racist, because it’s food that originates in China?”
No, I don’t think it’s racist at all.
On that note, major left-wing news media, even in this room have teamed up with Chinese communist party narratives, and they’re claiming you’re a racist for making these claims about the Chinese virus? Is it alarming that major media players, just to oppose you, are consistently siding with foreign state propaganda, Islamic radicals, and Latin gangs and cartels, and they work right here in the White House with direct access to you and your team?
President Trump explained how he’s amazed by the amount of propaganda coming from the media. Trump claimed they don’t distribute the New York Times or Washington Post anymore because they don’t tell the truth. He continued, “They use different slogans and different concepts every week, trying to catch me. Trump said the media never calls him to get confirmation or his opinion on things, adding, “They’re more than fake news, they’re corrupt news.”
Here’s a clip of the exchange by a radical leftist journalist Ahmed Baba.
This @OANN propagandist accuses the mainstream media of teaming up with communist propaganda, Islamic radicals, and cartels (lies). Trump agrees.
This was the most disgusting question I think I’ve heard in this briefing room.
What a disgraceful moment.pic.twitter.com/OkaOKz8eNK
— Ahmed Baba (@AhmedBaba_) March 19, 2020
Immediately following Trump’s coronavirus briefing, OANN reporter Chanel Rion shared a photo of a note she received that read:
“Do you think your question was helpful in the halting of the spread of the coronavirus?” Signed- Anonymous
The badass OANN reporter posted a response to the cowardly reporter who didn’t even have the courage to sign his or her name to their admonishment of Chanel Rion for daring to call them out.
Her response is brutal:
Dear Anonymous… pic.twitter.com/q4sj405H65
— Chanel Rion OAN (@ChanelRion) March 19, 2020
Here’s a close-up of her letter:
“Questions don’t halt or advance viruses, and can’t of course, but fake news and false accusations against President Trump made by agenda-driven scribblers like you, advance public panic ABOUT viruses and in retrospect, the panic will prove worse than the virus—my question spoke the very truth you work every day to suppress, to wit:
This president acting with remarkable efficiency under extraordinary pressure in a unprecedented crisis works tirelessly to quell panic while leftist media, in New York and in the White House basement, determined to reinstall the wretched Obama by re-electing the dithering Biden are inciting panic and hindering President Trump’s Herculean crisis management effort.
If all America had to fear was fear itself, that would be far better than America having to fear a corrupt partisan media that constantly lies, suppresses, manipulates and invents facts and obscures facts and sources to invent its own agenda-driven leftist narratives.
I don’t give a damn about whether the presumably delicate sensitivities of the murderous Chinese Communist Party are offended or not—and apparently, neither does President Trump. It’s the China Virus forever, and you are fake news forever.
You lose because you lie, and when fake news loses, America wins.
And yes, Anonymous, I’m talking about you.
Chief White House Correspondent
One America News