Messiah Complex? Fox News on Why Trump Got COVID-19: ‘He’s Doing It For Us’

The cult worship of Donald Trump by his ardent and dimwitted disciples has long been a troubling indicator of the iron grip he has on America’s Most Wretched. However, that confederacy of dunces has nothing on the Trump-fluffing propagandists at Fox News, whose devotion to Dear Leader is unwavering and resolute. There is literally nothing that Trump can do or say that won’t trigger unbridled reverence from the Fox hole.

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Evidence of this glassy-eyed adoration can be seen in Friday’s episode of The Five on Fox News. During a segment on Trump having tested positive for the coronavirus, co-host Greg Gutfeld sought to explain how this was a selfless act of sacrifice by an unparalleled humanitarian whose only interest was the welfare of others. But his commentary devolved into a sermon that characterized Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis as akin to the crucifixion of Christ (video below):

“He didn’t hide from the virus. And the reason why he didn’t hide from the virus is he didn’t want America to hide from the virus. If he was going to ask America to get back to work, right? To get back to work and experience a risk, he was going to do the same thing.” […]

“He had to walk that walk. He had to do that. He could have scared the crap out of everybody but he refused, and it goes back to his original point about trying to make sure the positive attitude is maintained along with a sense of concern. So he took the risk, he got the virus, but it’s because he was — he was doing it for us.”

And there you have it. Trump was willing to die for our sins, so that we may have eternal life. Gutfeld doesn’t accept the more logical explanation that Trump was just reckless about rejecting the safety and health guidelines of his own medical experts. Gutfeld doesn’t fault Trump for refusing to wear face masks or engage in social distancing. In the world of Fox News not only did Trump do nothing wrong, he went beyond any reasonable expectations of charity and courage to offer himself as atonement for the sins of us peasants.

In the real world, Trump’s negligent behavior is responsible for the deaths of more than 208,000 Americans, not mention a total of some seven million cases, many of which will result in permanent disabilities. Gutfeld and his Fox News comrades fail to make that obvious connection. In fact, some of his colleagues are making similarly abhorrent remarks that lavish praise on Trump or defend him from criticism. For instance:

Laura Ingraham gushed, “So while you’re recovering, Mr. President, don’t worry. We’ll take up the slack because you fought for us.” That’s true so long as what Ingraham means is that Trump “fought for us” and our families to get sick and die. He certainly never fought to preserve life or control the pandemic.

Tucker Carlson managed to construct one of the most offensive similes ever by associating criticism of Trump with sexual assault. Carlson falsely asserted that lefty Trump critics were saying essentially that Trump “asked for it. He was dressed provocatively.” So according to Carlson, observing correctly that rejecting masks makes it more likely that the virus would spread, is the same thing as justifying rape because the of the victim’s attire.

WTF is wrong with these cretins? They are not only taking sides against science and the practices that could actually mitigate the suffering and loss caused by a deadly pandemic, but instead they are celebrating the callous and dangerous agenda that Trump has pursued and that has produced nothing but misery. And they are doing all of that in the most nauseating way imaginable. Which for Fox News – and Trump – is really just business as usual.

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6 thoughts on “Messiah Complex? Fox News on Why Trump Got COVID-19: ‘He’s Doing It For Us’

  1. Gee, if donnie did this so he could be like Jesus Christ, and be willing to risk dying for our sins, he should have included a 40-day fast in the desert beforehand. Not only would that have enabled the foxies to make a better Christ-comparison, but it would have eliminated his morbid obesity, thus getting rid of one of his comorbidities….

  2. Wow! I’m so happy the Fox Brigade straitened me out on Dear Leader. And to think I thought Trump was just a self-serving narcissistic asshole who got covid because of his reckless and irresponsible behavior.

    • “…And to think I thought Trump was just a self-serving narcissistic asshole who got covid because of his reckless and irresponsible behavior.”

      And you were so right! That is indeed the truth of the matter & all of us who can still think straight, know that. “Thinking” eliminates FauxNews viewers & the blathering bubble heads taking up air time to come up with the most ludicrous crap, call it “news” & spoon-feed it to the elderly + those who prefer salacious crapola, to simple truths.

  3. I’m speechless, but the irony and the stupidity might bring on a s stroke anyway.

  4. It could not have happened to more deserving Jack-ass! The great bloviating 5 time Cowardly Draft-Dodger who choose to mock POWs, our Disabled Veterans, ( Tammy Duckworth) a United States Senator as well as Senator John McCain (R). I truly hope it cause life long damages to his body like the 209,000 real Americans he contributed to murdering. Yes it is murder, when you kill with Intent as he obviously chose to do. He has murdered more American babys than any other Enemy! This is an observation based on Facts. I am Free to say the “king” is an ignorant loser who sucks up to his Boss Vladimir Putin- and Putin has Nuclear missiles aimed at American babys. That is a Fact. Facts matter!

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