Meghan McCain Says Trump May Use Pandemic as ‘Power Grab’

April 7, 2020   |   by James G. Dalton

“The View” co-host Meghan McCain on Monday argued for keeping President Donald Trump’s daily coronavirus press briefings on air, but only because she is fearful the president would use the pandemic for a “draconian” power grab – “akin to the Patriot Act” – if Americans were not tuning in.

“There is an argument being made by some people in media that the press conferences shouldn’t be being covered,” McCain said.

“My argument for keeping the press conferences is I think we’re at a place where President Trump, he’s always been a sort of totalitarian president, in a way that we’ve never historically seen before,” she said.

“My fear is that he’s going to play on the American public’s fears in a draconian way and possibly do something akin to the Patriot Act going forward, where he uses this moment in time to play off our fears for his own benefit, and I think seeing front and center what him and his team – I for one, became even more fearful of what was happening when I saw how inept Jared Kushner was – so I think while he has a team of doctors . . . my fear is that this is a moment in time that can be manipulated by our powers and by our government in place.”

TV networks have cut away from the briefings, including CNN and MSNBC, and some journalists have stopped attending as they increasingly believe the briefings do not have enough news value to merit breaking social-distancing measures to attend.

MSNBC last week told The Hill in a statement it was not broadcasting the full briefing “because the information no longer appeared to be valuable to the important ongoing discussion around public health.”

via newsmax

Recent Comments

  1. Mark Gilbert

    April 7, 2020 @ 1:42 pm

    Hey Dalton Thank God we do not have a democrap President or they would already have instated a takeover.
    Trump would not ever do such a thing
    He’s a true patriot the media haters should be on lockdown. Their spun news is not an essential entity. We dont need u
    Go Trump 2020

    • Granny

      April 7, 2020 @ 4:20 pm

      Pooooorrrrr Meghan McCain. It must be so hard to be told since a small child what a hero her daddy was and NOW to find out he was not a hero at all- maybe even a traitor to his own men.It is one thing to worship you dad like he was the Savior of his country and to find out he was a loser!!


    April 7, 2020 @ 2:34 pm

    So much for solidarity.

  3. Joseph Oneal

    April 7, 2020 @ 3:14 pm

    Well dam you all can’t deal with the president he did what he said he would do take that snow white

  4. Joe Gormley

    April 7, 2020 @ 3:30 pm

    Your Comment*

    Meghan McCain must have never worked in a position where she reported to or heard a really great leader, Otherwise she would recognize Trump as another great leader. The reason for her fear about Trump is probably that she has watched other totalitarian leaders such as in Venezuela and thinks the Democrats should have exclusive rights to naming a Communist dictator like Bernie Sanders as our President. She has a right to her opinion and should move to Cuba to be happy in her delousion

  5. MMcLaugh

    April 7, 2020 @ 4:31 pm

    I’m sorry, who is using Dempanic as a power grab?
    Meghan continues to trash McCain’s legacy. Wonder if John is still shaking his head in regret. The perfect example of how NOT to go out.

  6. Max

    April 7, 2020 @ 4:58 pm

    power grab?? the democrats were making the biggest power grab when they had their input to the stimulus bill. just about all their input had nothing to do with the emergency stimulus bill. it was things they couldn’t get passed normally cause people don’t want to see millions/billions going to off the wall crap that may be needed during this crisis. they don’t care about the people, they only think about themselves and power over the people!!

    they should enact an amendment that all future bills brought forth in a national emergency that all add on’s should have line item veto option. the president and advisers will determine if the bills are essential or non during time of crisis. not just pass a bunch of crap due to black mailing of the president and holding the health and welfare of the american people hostage!! plain to see where their priorities are!! me, me, me as the democrats are known for!!

  7. Robert Waddell

    April 7, 2020 @ 6:09 pm

    Meghan, don’t be a jerk like your father! Try to lose some weight! President Trump has more than proven his Patriotic heart! He is a businessman, Biden has never run a business, all he has run, is his mouth!

  8. Terry

    April 7, 2020 @ 7:33 pm

    Somebody needs to be in charge in D.C at least President Trump doing his job as usual and Democrats doing nothing except whining and complaining no leaders at all now want another investigation to hide their incompetence waste more of our hard earned cash please everyone vote new people into office and let’s get term limits asap

  9. Christine Fishberg

    April 8, 2020 @ 12:05 am

    Trump never did a power grab. Why are you accusing him of that.He is working very hard for us and is just doing his job. I am not impressed by your very nasty and senseless comment.

  10. Willi

    April 8, 2020 @ 4:06 am

    The Apple does not falls from the tree.

  11. Nate

    April 8, 2020 @ 10:57 am

    Meghan, I believe you need to grab some power? You should date more!

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