The media is working overtime to twist comments from President Trump during his press conference on Friday. He was explaining to the media that there are many people working around the clock to help everyone and that “governors should be appreciative.” The media doesn’t give the full context of what he said and made it seem like he wanted appreciation. Taking President Trump’s words out of context to create a false narrative is what the media has continuously done throughout his presidency. Remember that the media tried to spin the fake news that the president called the coronavirus a “hoax”? This is the same slanted narrative. Here’s what President Trump said:
“I want them to be appreciative. I don’t want them to say things that aren’t true. I want them to be appreciative. We’ve done a great job. And I’m not talking about me. I’m talking about Mike Pence, the task force, I’m talking about FEMA, the Army Corps of Engineers.”
Please watch the videos below to hear the truth:
The full video gives context on what President Trump said:
He makes the point that when the lies about what’s being done to help during this crisis are told about him, it’s the hard-working people behind the scenes who are the ones it harms.
President Trump on what he wants from the governors: "All I want them to do, very simple, I want them to be appreciative. I don't want them to say things that aren't true. I want them to be appreciative. We've done a great job.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) March 27, 2020