Speaking of a "chorus of hate being leveled at the president," the host also claimed that "many in the liberal media are using coronavirus in an attempt to demonize and destroy him."
Fox Business Network's Trish Regan began her segment on Monday night with a monologue accusing the Democratic Party of politicizing the coronavirus outbreak in the United States. In her highly dramatized 2-minute-long speech, Regan pushed an impassioned conspiracy theory defending President Trump's response to the public-health crisis while the chyron next to her read: "Coronavirus Impeachment Scam." Speaking of a "chorus of hate being leveled at the president," the host also claimed that "many in the liberal media are using coronavirus in an attempt to demonize and destroy the president."
"The chorus of hate being leveled at the President is nearing a crescendo as Democrats blame him -- and only him -- for a virus that originated halfway around the world," Regan asserted. "This is yet another attempt to impeach the President. And sadly it seems they care very little for any of the destruction they are leaving in their wakes. Losses in the stock market, all this unfortunately just part of the political casualties for them... The hate is boiling over. Many in the liberal media are using -- and mean using -- coronavirus in an attempt to demonize and destroy the President."
You gotta watch this, I mean........you just gotta watch pic.twitter.com/x2ZsayVrmv— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) March 10, 2020
The host sang the same tune in an opinion piece she wrote for the network, warning that we’ve reached a tipping point. Like with the Robert Mueller investigation, like with the Ukraine-gate, they don’t care who they hurt, whether it be their need to create mass hysteria to encourage a massive sell-off in an overly anxious stock market or, to create mass hysteria in order to stop our economy dead in its tracks... They were looking for someone to blame. And, apparently, they have no interest in blaming the root cause of this, China, when Trump is their political target, she wrote.
Trish Regan: Liberals are politicizing COVID19 to hurt the president.— Opinion Lady (@OpinionMaven) March 10, 2020
Matt Gaetz: pic.twitter.com/M4vvqWJt0s
According to Regan, any attempt at calling out the President's complete lack of understanding of the situation is nothing more than a Democratic scam to impeach Trump. i.e. in her expert opinion, the President questioning whether the Influenza vaccine could be used to combat COVID-19 at a roundtable on the coronavirus outbreak, falsely telling the press that a vaccine would be ready in a couple of months despite Dr. Anthony Fauci—the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases—repeatedly informing him that it would take at least 18 months, does not merit criticism.
Infectious diseases head Dr. Anthony Fauci has to stop Trump from asserting in a White House meeting that coronavirus vaccine would be available in two months: "Like I've been telling you, a year to a year and a half." pic.twitter.com/YF59PYMlG0— Oliver Willis (@owillis) March 2, 2020
Since Monday, Dr. Fauci has publicly explained in front of Trump three times now that it will take a year or more to develop a Coronavirus vaccine. pic.twitter.com/3HFBccFm0k— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) March 3, 2020
To be fair, Regan's conspiracy theory seems to have sprouted from Trump's own paranoia that the Democratic boogeyman is always out to get him. According to The Guardian, the 73-year-old claimed at a rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, last month that Democratic attacks on his handling of the coronavirus crisis a "new hoax." Defending his administration's handling of the outbreak, he said: "The Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus. They’re politicizing it. One of my people came up to me and said: 'Mr. President, they tried to beat you on Russia, Russia, Russia.' That did not work out too well. They could not do it. They tried the impeachment hoax. This is their new hoax."
2018—Trump gutted 80% of CDC disease outbreak funds,💯 defunded & dismantled the US pandemic response team.— Trinity (@TrinityResists) March 2, 2020
After a 11.5% DOW decline in 1 wk, he literally said #Coronavirus is a hoax & put a science denier who caused an HIV epidemic outbreak in charge.pic.twitter.com/mFvVb0cHFP
While the Fox News host passionately expressed her concern for Trump's presidency, Twitter came to the conclusion that someone should be worried about Regan. Twitterati floated a number of possible explanations for the 47-year-old's monologue performance, suggesting everything from demonic possession to a mix-up in "this is why you should be outraged" scripts. Either way, these theories hold more weight than Regan's "Coronavirus Impeachment Scam."
Trish Regan’s dramatic reading of the tv prompter: pic.twitter.com/6N3SMeohgh— Rob Jackson (@muh_thoughts) March 10, 2020
This might clarify some things.https://t.co/vikxCh5M9z— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) March 10, 2020