CORONAVIRUS/DEMS/MEDIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump complained on Friday [2-28-20] that Democrats and the news media were trying to scare Americans about the coronavirus to score political points against him but asserted that the outbreak had been relatively limited because of his action to stem infections…Speaking on the White House lawn before heading to South Carolina for a campaign rally, the president said the spread of the virus had been limited in the United States because of his order limiting travel from China…Addressing the tumbling stock markets barely a half-hour after they finished their worst week since the 2008 financial crisis, the president attributed investor unease to uncertainty about the virus but also fear of Democratic presidential candidates.” 

Annie Karni, “Trump Criticizes Media for Coverage of Coronavirus,” The New York Times online, February 28, 2020