Pro-Trump Reporter Tried Comparing Virus Deaths to Abortion at White House Press Briefing and Even Trump Seemed Freaked Out by the Question
If you think Fox News is the most loyal network to President Donald Trump, you likely haven't heard of One America News Network, or OAN.
It's even been added to the prestigious White House press pool.
People were reminded of the network's bizarre Trump-era ascension during Monday's White House press briefing regarding the pandemic that—at the time of this writing—has resulted in over 3,000 deaths across the United States.
OAN's White House correspondent Chanel Rion compared the growing number of deaths from the pandemic to abortion procedures, asking Trump if abortions should be suspended all together.
The question flummoxed Trump himself.
Trump calls on OAN, and the OAN person asks a loaded question that pushes a false equivalency between coronavirus deaths and abortion. Trump basically dodges it. pic.twitter.com/5Y5y85OQPv
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 30, 2020
"2,405 Americans have died from [the virus] in the last 60 days. Meanwhile, you have 2,369 children who are killed by their mothers through elective abortions each day. That's 16 and a half thousand children killed every week. Two states have suspended elective abortion to make more resources available...Should more states be doing the same?"
Even Trump seemed confused by the question, and notably didn't wade into the abortion aspect of the question:
"I think what we're doing, we're trying to, as a group ,governors—and that's Republicans and Democrats—we're just working together to solve this problem. What you're mentioning has been going on for a long time and it's a sad event, a lot of sad events in this country. But what we're doing now is working on the virus...and I think we're doing a great job—as good a job as you can possibly do."
People noticed that even Trump—either purposely or otherwise—didn't take the bait from one of his favorite networks.
Her questions, while satiating viewers who prioritize "owning the libs" over potentially lifesaving information, have only confirmed the degradation of the press corps under the Trump era.
OAN's only redeemable quality? It doesn't claim to be "fair and balanced."
Betsy DeVos Sparks Outrage After Likening Being Pro-Choice to Being Pro-Slavery in Speech to Christian Group
The administration of President Donald Trump relies on its white Evangelical base to keep its support consistently hovering around 40 percent.
In keeping with this, President Donald Trump often invokes anti-abortion values he claims to hold dear. He's falsely claimed that Democrats are determined to rip babies from their mothers' wombs and that parents often discuss with their doctors whether or not to keep the baby...after the baby is born.
These claims are patently false, but they rile up the base.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos seems to be playing right along in promoting abortion hysteria, if a recent speech is any indication.
More Than 200 Republican Members of the Senate and House Urge Supreme Court to 'Reconsider' Roe V. Wade
As the Supreme Court prepares to hear the case of Medical Services LLC v. Gee—a grossly restrictive anti-abortion law in Louisiana—Republican lawmakers are urging the Court to consider overturning Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling which gave women the right to terminate a pregnancy.
Thirty-nine senators and 168 House members submitted an amicus brief urging the Court to side with an earlier ruling from the 5th Circuit, which found that the Louisiana law didn't put an undue burden on people seeking abortions by requiring doctors to have hospital admission rights at a hospital thirty or fewer miles away.
Republican Representative Steve King of Iowa is no stranger to controversy or to being asked to resign. Earlier this year King was stripped of his committee assignments by his own party leadership citing his racist, xenophobic and White supremacist statements.
Now King is under fire for comments made about the merits of incest and rape. King told the Westside Conservative Club Wednesday that humanity might not exist if not for rape and incest.
Tomi Lahren Just Clapped Back at a Christian Conservative on Twitter With an Important Point About the Alabama Abortion Ban
Conservative pundit Tomi Lahren made headlines yesterday after she spoke out against Alabama's ban on all abortions, which outlaws the procedure even in cases of rape or incest and punishes doctors who perform abortions with up to 99 years in prison.
The ban "doesn’t save life, it simply forces women into more dangerous methods, other states or countries," she said yesterday. "You don’t encourage life via blanket government mandate!"
Alabama's new law banning nearly all abortions is so extreme that even some of the most conservative voices in American media are expressing discontent over its provisions.
The Alabama Human Life Protection Act, signed into law on Wednesday by Republican Governor Kay Ivey, outlaws all abortions even in cases of rape or incest. The only exception is when the mother's life is in danger. The law also punishes doctors who perform abortions with up to 99 years in prison.
Alabama Senate Just Descended into Chaos When Republicans Tried to Sneak Through a Measure Banning Most Abortions
The Alabama Senate placed a highly contentious abortion measure on hold following a shouting match on the Senate floor.
The bill would make performing an abortion a felony punishable by up to 99 years imprisonment. Chaos erupted after Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D) requested a roll call vote on every question surrounding the bill. Singleton and other Democrats accused Alabama Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth of forcing the legislation through the Senate and ignoring their concerns as Ainsworth moved swiftly for a voice vote on an amendment.