The New York Times' Maggie Haberman is one of those media people who just can't seem to quit President Donald Trump.
You may recall how the Podesta emails revealed the Clinton team's opinion of Haberman during her campaign in 2015. Haberman was then working for Politico.
We have has a very good relationship with Maggie Haberman of Politico over the last year. We have had her tee up stories for us before and have never been disappointed.
But while commenting on Sen. Tommy Tuberville urging people to get vaccinated, Haberman took this very false shot at Trump.
Notable. The former president, who wants credit for the vaccines developed during his presidency, has declined to take such a step. https://t.co/fk3mdaHKoA
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 10, 2021
“Notable. The former president, who wants credit for the vaccines developed during his presidency, has declined to take such a step,” Haberman said.
How many ways is this wrong and deceptive?
First, the only reason we have the vaccine in record time is because of Trump's the partnership between the government and the private companies in the speeding up of the development including through Operation Warp Speed. They weren't just “developed during his presidency,” they were developed because of him, because of his pushing that unique partnership and making it a priority to get done. He talked about it constantly while the media mocked him and claimed it couldn't be done. He proved them wrong and in so doing saved countless lives and should get all the credit for doing so. But folks like Haberman want to downplay his role and act like all that didn't happen.
Second, how long does it take to find out that Trump has promoted and encouraged people to get the vaccine? About twenty seconds to do a search? Why would he not since he was the one who pushed it? Her tweet doesn't even make logical sense.
She could have found multiple examples of him encouraging people to get vaccinated. Some journalist.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) June 10, 2021
Doing great, Maggie. pic.twitter.com/5vFDIYd0Pu
— Mark Ashworth (@marklarflash) June 11, 2021
But hey, why should liberal media care about the actual facts when the narrative is always about trying to find something to attack Trump over?
She appears to even have forgotten her own story about Trump encouraging people at CPAC in March to get vaccinated. Whoops. Awkward.
After getting busted big time for such an easily disprovable claim, Haberman then tried to justify her tweet, claiming that she actually meant that he hadn't done a PSA like Tuberville.
In an interview. Is that a PSA? Yes/no? https://t.co/gyl1QJBZwO
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 11, 2021
Now obviously that would be rather difficult for Trump to do a Twitter PSA since he's been banned.
But sure, because encouraging people to get vaccinated while on Fox News which has millions more people than some limited PSA doesn't count, right? Because it doesn't fit into some artificial box she's now created to justify attacking him?
How desperate are they getting with the Trump hate?