(by Neil Munro, The Daily Caller) -- President Barack Obama claimed Oct. 20 that the left-leaning established media invented the Ebola crisis that has deeply damaged his chances of keeping the Democratic majority in the Senate.
“The Ebola crisis … [which] has been the only story here in the United States for the last couple of weeks, is not an outbreak and epidemic here,” Obama complained to his donors at a Chicago fundraiser.
“To give you some sense of perspective, around 20,000 to 30,000 [American] people die of flu every year. So far we’ve got one person dying of Ebola.”
Even though the economy is growing, Obama claimed, “people are still anxious” about the Middle East, Russia’s slow-motion invasion of Ukraine, the Islamic jihadis in Iraq and the media-magnified fear of Ebola.
But “we’ve had one case of a person dying from Ebola that brought it in from outside,” he said.
Admittedly, that one person was allowed into the country by Obama’s lax border policies, and he did pass it to two American nurses — only a week after Obama told reporters “the chances of an outbreak, of an epidemic here are extraordinarily low.”