US president Donald Trump has accused the media of wanting the coronavirus pandemic to continue for a duration that is long enough to paralyze the American economy so that he loses his November 2020 Presidential re-election.
Trump has staked his re-election bid on a strong U.S. economy but the stock market fell after business shut down and people stayed home to avoid spreading the coronavirus.
Trump, who has been berated by some media houses for his initial handling of the coronavirus outbreak in the US, advocated reopening businesses by Easter Sunday to help the falling U.S. economy but several medical experts have cautioned that could be too early to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Now Trump suggests the fake news media is behind plans to instill fear and panic in Americans so the economy can be shut as long as possible and cause him to lose the forthcoming elections.
Trump complained on Twitter saying;
‘I have been packed all day with meetings, I have no time for stupidity. We’re working around the clock to KEEP AMERICA SAFE!,’ he wrote.
Trump then snapped back at a reporter who asked him about the issue.
‘I think there are certain people who would like it not to open so quickly and they think that would be very good as far as defeating me at the polls,’ he told CBS’ Paula Reid in response to her question.
‘There are people in your profession that would like that to happen. I think it’s very clear — I think it’s very clear that there are people in your profession that write fake news,’ he told her. ‘You do.’
‘They would love to see me for whatever reason because we’ve done one hell of a job,’
‘Nobody’s done the job we’ve done, and it’s lucky you have this group here for this problem or you wouldn’t even have a country left.’
Trump fired off another tweet to complain about his press coverage.
‘The LameStream Media is the dominant force in trying to get me to keep our Country closed as long as possible in the hope that it will be detrimental to my election success. The real people want to get back to work ASAP. We will be stronger than ever before!,’ he wrote.