The Reverend Franklin Graham slammed the “left-leaning media” for using the worst COVID-19 tragedies and scenarios to spread fear among the public and attack President Donald Trump.
‘It makes great headlines for them — and it produces fear in the public’
“Many in the left-leaning media want to project the worse-case scenarios relating to COVID-19,” Rev. Graham wrote on his Facebook page on May 2, linking to a CNN story that reported that many experts feared the coronavirus crisis could continue for up to two years. “It makes great headlines for them — and it produces fear in the public.”
In listening to the President’s enemies & liberal media, it seems they’d like to see this shut-down drag out & further weaken the economy—not to save lives—but to try to use this to defeat @realDonaldTrump in the election. Pray for the President, that God will give Him wisdom.
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) April 18, 2020
“A recent CNN headline said that the new coronavirus is likely to keep spreading for another 18-24 months, giving ammunition to liberal states who want to keep businesses closed,” said Graham. “I agree that COVID-19 may be around for a while—human coronavirus has already been around in some form for many years. But as a nation and as individuals, we have to learn to live with pandemics, whether it’s coronavirus or any other.”
A recent CNN headline said that the new coronavirus is likely to keep spreading for another 18-24 months, giving ammunition to liberal states who want to keep businesses closed @Franklin_Graham https://t.co/pRW4CAf45v
— CNSNews (@cnsnews) May 4, 2020
Graham Pulls No Punches: ‘We can’t hide in a cave until the world is free from every virus or threat’
“We can’t hide in a cave until the world is free from every virus or threat,” he said. “The flu is dangerous, it can kill you. In 2017-2018 season, the flu killed more than 61,000 Americans.”
“I am of the opinion that keeping the economy shut down, is doing more damage to people’s lives than COVID-19,” Graham continued. “In the 60,000+ deaths from COVID-19 nationwide, the majority had underlying health issues, which is true in Italy as well.”
.@POTUS @realDonaldTrump’s enemies are now criticizing him for being scheduled to speak at @WestPoint_USMA commencement in June. The media looks for every opportunity to bash our president—there’s nothing he can do that is right in their eyes. https://t.co/sXXg8c6ZnV
— Franklin Graham (@Franklin_Graham) April 30, 2020
“It is estimated that heart disease will take the lives of 640,000 people across our country this year and cancer is expected to claim over 600,000 lives as well,” Graham said. “One thing is 100% certain — we will all die. Each one of us will have to meet death.”
“With the dark storm clouds of COVID-19 still hanging low, we need to go on with living our lives and doing our work, while taking personal responsibility,” Graham continued. “Social distancing, hand washing, wearing masks in public places — all of these precautions are important. But fear and anxiety can be very detrimental to one’s health as well.”
‘If we put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ, we don’t have to be afraid’
“No matter how negative the reports are from the media and liberal politicians who want to use the coronavirus to destroy President Donald J. Trump, if we put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ, we don’t have to be afraid,” he said.
Rev. Graham concluded, “God made us. He has a plan and a purpose for our lives, and He knows the number of our days.”