The Stupidity Continues To Spread In the Media: Megan McCain’s Gets Her Anti-Trump Talking Points Confused During Rant
As this pandemic continues stupidity continues to spread out throughout the media and they can’t seem to decide if President Trump is a do nothing about the coronavirus or if he is a dictator and will impose draconian policies.
The latest is from ABC’s The View host, Megan McCain who claims that President Trump is a “totalitarian president” and that he will use the coronavirus to implement new policies to benefit himself.
These people need to stop drinking while being quarantined.
McCain said President Trump has been a “sort of totalitarian president in a way that we’ve never historically seen before.” She then claimed that President Trump is “going to play on the American public’s fears in a draconian way and possibly do something akin to the Patriot Act going forward where he uses this moment in time to play off our fears for his own benefit.”
If President Trump wanted to be a dictator he would have imposed marshall law, locked the country down, and took over the national supply chain. The President could have done all those things but did not, he asked private companies to help the country, forced Governors to do their job, issued guidelines instead of decrees, and only used the Defense Production Act when companies like GM played games.
The media is even starting to back off the claim that the President should enact a national lockdown because it’s unconstitutional.
CBS News reported:
There are statutes in place allowing the secretary of Health and Human Services and the Surgeon General to quarantine individuals and prevent the spread of disease. Those laws most anticipated people entering the U.S., Whittington said. “Regulations prescribed in this part authorize the detention, isolation, quarantine or conditional release of individuals, for the purposes of preventing the introduction, transmission and spread of communicable diseases…” a portion of U.S. law governing interstate quarantine reads.
But a broad “authority of restricting people moving state to state has never really been tested,” Whittington said.
“There’s not a federal lockdown authority or anything like that, or a federal quarantine authority,” said Ilya Shapiro, director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute.
“A national lockdown, I think, is pretty far out of bounds for the president,” said Keith Whittington, William Nelson Cromwell professor of politics at Princeton University’s Department of Politics and an expert in constitutional interpretation.
“The president could shut down airports and ports and the interstate system potentially and things like that,” but the president has no general authority to restrict citizens as they go about their daily lives, Shapiro said.