Last night, Coronavirus suffering Donald Trump left Walter Reed Hospital to go back to the White House. While the president tried to project health, he portrayed anything but strength. A clip of Trump on the White House balcony showed him laboring to take a breath.
While to most people, the shot of Trump showed a struggling and sick man, loaded up on steroids. To Conservative media, however, the moment was an absolute triumph. During Monday night’s broadcast, Sean Hannity compared Trump’s COVID leadership to that of Winston Churchill during World War II.
Hannity began by asking his viewers, “Do you want a leader who’s willing to fight every minute of every day for the country, for the people of the country? Or do you want a — well, to be honest, a shadow of a man who hides in his basement bunker disappearing and putting a lid on things most days by 10:00 A.M.”
The Fox host then referenced the former British Prime Minister, “And on the other side of the Atlantic — 1940 — the great Winston Churchill echoed this fearless call to action. A powerful address. Victory at all costs. Victory in spite of all terror. Victory however long and hard the road may be, for without victory, there is no survival. Remember this?”
Hannity closed his remarks:
“And during the bombing of Britain, where was he everyday? Going out, risking his life, being among the people of Great Britain. In times of great hardship you must fight for survival. And that is exactly what the President has done during this country’s battle against COVID-19.”
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