Is The Press To Blame For The Elderly’s Blind Faith In President Trump’s Reaction to COVID-19?

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to members of the media before departing for New York on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo acknowledged — after prodding by lawmakers — that he backs the finding by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia meddled in the U.S. presidential campaign to hurt Hillary Clinton and ultimately help Trump. Photographer: Eric Thayer/Bloomberg via Getty Images

What makes a person trustworthy? Perhaps, this is the biggest problem our nation now faces. We are dealing with an outbreak and a leader that cannot be trusted in a traditional sense because he is protected by the very people who are supposed to be impartial. So, how do we as a country move forward without stumbling into the pits of chaos?

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These answers are not easy to come by. On one accord trusting him means, buying into the mindset that he’s actually capable of telling the truth. However, on the other hand it also means turning a blind eye to all of the things he’s stated in the past. There’s so much confusion surrounding him and his early reaction to the coronavirus. In many ways, his first reaction is the reaction that will stay with many Americans.

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The population that is at risk happens to be the population that offers Trump blind trust. This Sunday as we drove around our city we noticed the largest group that happened to be frequenting the restaurants. They were waiting outside and seen walking to their cars. This group was the elderly, and they are some of the same people echoing the words that Trump spoke months ago.

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Many of these people have sworn off news sites other than FOX, and they aren’t shy about it. A worker for the state informed me that many of his clients are Trump supporters and they simply do not believe anything negative about him. So, when sites like FOX news prevents these groups from learning the truth, they place them in imminent danger.

After the president came out and pressed the fact that coronavirus was a real threat; FOX started to change their direction. However, some of us feel like the push was a little too late. By the time they changed direction, the elderly had already endangered themselves. Packing into the Cracker Barrel like sardines was the total opposite of what they were instructed to do on Sunday morning, but it happened never the less.

So, how does President Trump convince this group into trusting that his message is now real and not something pushed by the Democrats? Is it too late to turn that ship around and just how much damage has FOX News done to their reputation? Prior to their coverage of the coronavirus I listened to them on my XM radio. After they continuously downplayed the virus, I replaced them with another news organization.

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I always thought news outlets would help to save us in our time of need, I never dreamed they would push some of us into dangerous situations because of their undying loyally to one person. Perhaps, the question of trust should be directed towards the people who are covering the stories pushed by certain figures. I started blogging because I wanted to alert my community and help to educate my community on things they needed to know. News organizations should do that 100 times more.

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