• Media Myths, H’wood Hoaxes: Lefty Anti-Trump Desperation Continues on Display

    Surge Summary: It sees modern progressives just can’t help themselves: they grasp at every frantic indictment against President Trump – no matter how absurd. The latest charge against him regarding possible coronavirus treatment hydroxychloroquine is exhibit A.

    by Steve Pauwels

    For objective observers, there are plainly some things for which the President deserves criticism – just as he can point to his administration’s accomplishments for which commendation is in order. That said, many a Progressive is so out of his/her mind with “Trump Derangement” he/she can’t resist trafficking in the most preposterous accusations against Donald Trump. Risibly preposterous.

    Doubt this claim? Read on, from Gary Bauer

    The New York Times, the Huffington Post and MSNBC’s “Morning Joke” – I mean “Morning Joe” – are all pushing a story that President Trump is promoting hydroxychloroquine because he has a financial interest in the company that manufactures the drug.

    Predictably, some Hollywood celebrities are once again demanding Trump’s impeachment over this latest example of fake news.

    Here are the facts:

    • There are three Trump family trusts.  Each of those trusts own shares in the Dodge & Cox mutual fund.
    • According to the president’s financial disclosure forms, the Trump family trusts listed their interests in the Dodge & Cox mutual fund in the lowest investment range – between $1,000 and $15,000.
    • So the three family funds together have a minimum of $3,000 to a maximum of $45,000 invested in the mutual fund.
    • Dodge & Cox also files financial disclosures forms, and it holds a 3.3% stake in the company that manufactures hydroxychloroquine.
    • So the Trump family interest is 3.3% of $3,000 or 3.3% of $45,000.  At most, the president’s financial stake in the drug company is about $1,500.

    It is beyond ludicrous that the left-wing smear machine believes that our billionaire president is promoting a specific drug over $1,500.  He routinely donates his presidential salary, which far exceeds that amount.

    This is another example of how demagoguery is now the coin of the realm for the left.  They will stop at nothing to take Trump down.

    Yowza! The rabid Left’s loathing for successful and affluent Americans, “Big Pharma”, and a certain former New York City real estate mogul who now resides in Washington, D.C. all rolled up into one seethingly hysterical package.

    If nothing else, this coronavirus upheaval is focusing helpful scrutiny on what is deepeningly becoming the throbbing heart of today’s liberalism.

    HT/Gary Bauer

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

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    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.


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    Steve Pauwels is pastor of Church of the King, Londonderry, NH, Managing Editor over at dailysurge.com and host of Striker Radio with Steve Pauwels on the Red State Talk Radio Network. He's also husband to the lovely Maureen and proud father of three fine sons: Mike, Sam and Jake.

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