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Despite the fact President Trump had banned flights from China from entering the U.S. back in January, a move praised by Dr. Anthony Fauci as crucial to the fight against the Coronavirus, CBS Evening News and White House correspondent Weijia Jiang spent a portion of Wednesday’s program pushing suggestions the administration had acted too slowly and it was costing American lives.
The assault against the President was vicious. “That change in policy comes amid criticism of the administration by governors nationwide over a lack of desperately needed medical supplies,” anchor Norah O’Donnell declared. Playing off of O’Donnell, Jiang discounted reassurances from the President that the supplies were on the way. “He says the country is preparing for the worst as questions continue to mount over whether he acted too late,” she chided.
Jiang also knocked Vice President Mike Pence for reminded people that early CDC projections showed America having a low risk of a widespread outbreak. Now, they latch onto projections that show 100-240,000 Americans possibly dying. She followed up by touting liberal governors who were looking to China and praising the communists:
But governors across the country are struggling to cope and pleading for supplies from the administration, including test kits, ventilators, masks, and gloves. Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is so desperate, he's asked airline CEOs to fly in supplies from China. New York's Andrew Cuomo said it is China, not the U.S., who is manufacturing almost everything they need.
While Jiang was glorifying China (the ones responsible for the Wuhan Virus) for making supplies, CBS Evening News still has yet to report on the American companies stepping up to make the supplies health care workers desperately need.