Donald Trump Jr. condemned the establishment media on Friday for using panic over the coronavirus to bring down President Donald Trump.
“For them to take a pandemic and seemingly hope that it comes here and kills millions of people so that they can end Donald Trump’s streak of winning is a new level of sickness,” Trump Jr. said on Friday in an interview on Fox & Friends.
Trump Jr. was reacting to a New York Times op-ed from Gail Collins titled “Let’s Call It the Trumpvirus.”
“I don’t know if this is coronavirus or Trump Derangement Syndrome, but these people are infected badly,” he said.
Trump Jr. recalled that the media mistakenly criticized his father for enacting a travel ban from foreign nationals from China in January to stop the spread of the virus in the United States.
“They can have it both ways because no one in the media will ever cover themselves honestly,” he said.
Trump Jr. said that the left and the establishment media are using the same tired old playbook to try to stop Trump from winning reelection.
Trump’s acting White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, shared a similar criticism of the media on Friday morning at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
“The reason you’re seeing so much attention to it today, they think that this is what’s going to bring down the president,” he said.