CNN’s Chris Cuomo last night provided the most ironic commentary on the coronavirus pandemic.
Cuomo on his show "Cuomo Prime Time" Monday night used a clip from President Trump’s coronavirus task force briefing on Sunday for his "closing argument." In the clip, Trump says that “we’re all in this together” and declares that the country's shared enemy “is death.”
“Unfortunately, the enemy is death,” the President said. “A lot of people are dying, so it’s very unpleasant. It’s a very unpleasant thing to go through.”
“[Trump] said the enemy is death. The enemy is not death,” said Cuomo.
“The enemy is disinformation, inaction, lies, division,” he went on. “These are all the things this virus is testing in our society as much as it’s testing our bodies.”
Cuomo said that Trump “still does not get what this war is about." And yet, the media continues to encourage division and hysteria.
Trump during a White House briefing on the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. on Monday slammed the media for being overwhelmingly negative about his administration’s efforts to fight the virus.
“Why don’t you act a little more positive?” he asked. “It’s always to trying to getcha – getcha, getcha. That’s why nobody trusts the media anymore.”
“Look, let me tell you something: Be nice. Don’t be threatening,” the President added.
As reported by MRCTV, recent polls show that the majority of Americans say they approve of the way President Trump has handled the coronavirus crisis, meanwhile fewer than half of Americans approve of the way the news media has been reporting on the outbreak.