Morning Briefing: Sept 10
Today is September 10 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch. 1 – Trump defends coronavirus response after Woodward interview audio published: ‘I don’t want to scare people’
President Trump defended comments he made earlier this year about the coronavirus pandemic in interviews with journalist Bob Woodward, telling Fox News’ “Hannity” Wednesday that he wanted to “show a calmness.”
“I’m the leader of the country, I can’t be jumping up and down and scaring people,” Trump told host Sean Hannity. “I don’t want to scare people. I want people not to panic, and that’s exactly what I did.”
Excerpts from some of the interviews, which form the basis of Woodward’s forthcoming book, “Rage,” were published by The Washington Post earlier Wednesday. In early February, Trump told Woodward that the coronavirus was “deadly stuff” while publicly comparing it to seasonal flu. More than a month later, on March 19, Trump admitted to Woodward that he “wanted to always play it [the virus] down.
“I still like playing it down, because I don’t want to create a panic,” Trump added at the time.
On Wednesday night, the president condemned Woodward as an author of “hit jobs.”
DML: Watch my Facebook Live from today for my response.
2 – Pelosi’s San Francisco salon going out of business, owner describes receiving ‘nothing but negativity’
San Francisco hair salon owner Erica Kious is shutting her doors for good after controversy over a visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week destroyed her business, she told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Wednesday.
“I am actually done in San Francisco and closing my doors, unfortunately,” she announced.
Fox News obtained surveillance video last week of Pelosi visiting the salon for a hair wash and blowout, despite the fact that San Francisco salons were closed at the time due to the coronavirus pandemic. The video showed Pelosi walking through the interior of the salon without wearing a mask.
“I started to just get a ton of phone calls, text messages, emails, all my Yelp reviews… saying that they hope I go under and that I fail,” she said. “So just a lot of negativity towards my business.”
DML: The left gets what they want; they want businesses destroyed.
3 – NYC Democrat runs campaign ad calling de Blasio ‘worst mayor’ in history of New York City
NYC Democrat runs campaign ad calling de Blasio ‘worst mayor’ in history of the city
A New York congressman has a very simple message for his constituents: Mayor Bill de Blasio is the worst.
Rep. Max Rose: Mayor de Blasio hasn’t put out a safe plan for reopening schools, it’s a ‘prayer’
“Bill de Blasio is the worst mayor in the history of New York City. That’s the whole ad,” Rose said in the six second long video.
DML: Below is the 6-second video, and I have to say I agree…
4 – NYC protesters, leading lives of wealth and privilege, busted for rioting
Fox News reports: The so-called revolutionaries who were busted for rioting at a New Afrikan Black Panther Party rally took a break from their yacht club lives and modeling careers to be a part of the mayhem.
The seven “comrades” — including wealthy Upper East Sider Clara Kraebber — had their mug shots tweeted out by the NYPD early Wednesday, days after their arrests for smashing storefront windows in the Flatiron District.
They were cuffed during a protest organized by the Panthers and the Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement groups condemning the death of Daniel Prude, who was killed while in custody of the Rochester Police Department in March.
Aside from Kraebber, the redhead daughter of an architect and a child psychiatrist with a second home in Connecticut, five of the others arrested appear to also come from privileged backgrounds — leading one police source to call their actions “the height of hypocrisy.”
DML: Take a good look at the mugshots below:
5 – Pfizer may win the COVID vaccine race. But distributing it could be another matter.
ABC NEWS reports: Pfizer, the multinational pharmaceutical company, may be the first in the United States to seek regulatory approval for a COVID-19 vaccine, but even if its vaccine is authorized, the company may face additional challenges in distributing it.