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Donald Trump’s management of the Chinese coronavirus is now the defining issue of his Presidency.

The Trump administration is scrambling to contain the health, social, economic and political fallout of the spread of the Chinese virus.

And to cap it all off, Fox News presented this reality about the Chinese coronavirus that Donald Trump never thought he would hear.

More than one in five Americans are now living in quarantine and California, New York and Illinois locked down their states.

The remainder of the population resides in states following the social distancing recommendations issued by the Trump administration.

These moves shut down economic activity in America, and last week, over two million Americans filed jobless claims and some forecasters are predicting an economic contraction not seen since the Great Depression.

So-called election “experts” boasted that the resulting economic calamity doomed President Trump’s re-election chances.

But Fox News Channel’s political analyst Brit Hume questioned this “conventional wisdom.”

Appearing on Martha MacCallum’s Fox News Channel program, Hume explained that the Chinese coronavirus outbreak provided an opportunity for President Trump to display leadership guiding America through this pandemic.

“If, on the other hand, we are able to blunt the force of this,” Hume told MacCallum, “and we are able to helicopter, drop money out of helicopters, as the saying goes – to get money to people – an economic downturn, and people are able to weather it, and it comes to be felt by the country that this administration, after maybe some halting steps at the beginning, did a good job mobilizing the country and mobilizing the government and seeing us through it, that could be quite good news for the President.”

The latest round of polling data suggests Hume was on to something.

ABC’s Rick Klein and MaryAlice Parks wrote on “The Note” that “A new ABC News/Ipsos poll out Friday morning found 55% approval of Trump’s handling of the novel coronavirus crisis, with 43% disapproval. Exactly a week ago, the same poll found a 43-54 approval-disapproval — a near-mirror-image reversal.”

Some pundits believe this reversal in the American people’s view of how President Trump is handling the outbreak of the Chinese coronavirus is due in large part to President Trump’s daily briefings which are televised by every network.

Americans get a chance to see the President and the other members of the Chinese coronavirus task force brief the press and the public on the unprecedented steps they are taking to stem this outbreak.

Polls showing the public approving of the President’s response – which frightens many in the fake news because they think that will lead to a Trump victory in November – led to calls by so-called “journalists” for cable news and broadcast networks to stop televising these briefings.

The American people learn valuable information from these press conferences, but the fake news doesn’t care because they only see everything through the prism of how any given action helps or hurts Donald Trump’s re-election chances.

American Patriot Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.