“Unreported Truths” author Alex Berenson commended President Trump for urging the American people not to be “afraid” of the coronavirus.
President Trump took to Twitter Monday afternoon and revealed he was returning to the White House after spending three nights at Walter Reed Medical Center.
“I’m leaving the great Walter Reed Medical Center at 6:30 today. I feel really good!” Trump exclaimed. “Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it rule your life. We’ve developed some truly exceptional drugs and knowledge under the Trump administration. I feel better than I did 20 years ago!”
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“For too long we have let this virus – and the media hysteria about it – dominate us,” Berenson wrote. “We have to take back our lives, our schools and our whole world.”
During his appearance in “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Berenson delved into the importance of Trump’s tweet.
“This may be the most presidential thing this president has ever said,” Berenson began. “He’s not actually saying,” Don’t be afraid of Covid. “He’s saying not to be afraid of each other. Because this is a respiratory virus. It spreads among people. And the only way to make it go away in permanent way is to lock us all permanently. And this cannot happen. Not compatible with life. “
The former New York Times reporter recalled walking through the “deserted” Times Square and New York City six months ago, comparing it to “as if a neutron bomb had exploded.”
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“Six months ago, even then, that answer didn’t really make sense, but there were reasons,” Berenson explained. “But it’s been six months and we know if you believe it [World Health Organization] and 750 million people have been infected with this, that death rate is about 1 in 1000 … if you believe the CDC numbers, it could be 997 … that’s a small death rate. And we went crazy and we sacrificed our kids and we sacrificed society and Donald Trump came out of that hospital today and said what needed to be said. We have to stop being so afraid of this. “
He continued: “This country, we put people on the moon! We are the first manned flight in 1903. What happened to us that this rather sad virus scared everyone to death? I don’t understand it and we have to get apart from that.”