CBS Insists Trump, GOP More Interested Saving Econ. Than Lives


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Devoid of any responsibility for the wellbeing and livelihoods of the American populous, CBS Evening News spent two consecutive nights chiding President Trump’s urging for parts of the country to eventually reopen, and get the millions of unemployed and hurting Americans back to work. According to them, the Republican Party was more interested in saving the economy than saving lives.

On Wednesday, anchor Norah O’Donnell began the segment regarding the coming reopening guidelines by noting Trump’s announcement would come “even as the mayor right here in D.C., the nation's capital, extended her stay-at-home order to May 15.” Of course, the president had no authority over the functions of the district, it’s its own city.

Correspondent Ben Tracy took on a condescending tone when he reported that “the President has not said which states he thinks can safely reopen.” And he scoffed at the idea that Trump “will defer to his health experts on this” because “it's clear he made up his mind it's time to get at least some of the country back open for business.

As if it was a sign that Trump was being reckless, Tracy noted that he admitted the reopenings might have to get rolled back.


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