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In a feisty Sunday interview, CNN State of the Union host Jake Tapper grew increasingly irritated with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. Throughout the interview, the cool-headed Trump administration official repeatedly schooled the shoddy CNN “journalist” on the federal government’s preparedness for coronavirus spikes around the country.
Tapper was in a foul mood right from the get-go. He repeatedly demanded that Azar answer for why President Trump was rarely seen wearing a facemask, and repeatedly lied about “no one” wearing a mask at Trump’s recent rallies. It was an easily disprovable lie because there was video of Senator James Lankford (R) (and a few other people) wearing a mask at Trump’s rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
After reminding Tapper that the President was in a “unique position” that afforded him the constant health monitoring of himself and the people around him, Azar wanted to make it clear that the country was in a better place than it was at the start of the pandemic because of the administration.