Correcting Trump's Coronavirus Briefing Lies has become a Full Time Job for Governors & Journalists
Pity the journalists who have been tasked with collecting and then correcting all the false information the President disseminates at his Covid-19 briefings. Trump views the briefings as campaign appearances rather than public service events so don't expect much in the way of accurate information. Still, the utter volume of nonsense is overwhelming, a tornado of B.S. that journalists, scientists and physicians have to clean up daily, and even some of his Republican allies are rebelling.
The Atlantic, one of America's most respected magazines, founded in 1857 by Ralph Waldo Emerson, Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Greenleaf Whittier, among others, recently published a list of all of the President's lies since the beginning of the crisis. They titled it "All the President’s Lies About the Coronavirus: An unfinished compendium of Trump’s overwhelming dishonesty during a national emergency." It's a very long read, and incredibly depressing.
CNN fact-checks the President on a daily basis and they published a long piece this morning titled "Fact check: On Sunday, Trump takes no break from repeating false virus claims." A lot of it had to do with the need for more virus testing and Trump's claim that the states have everything they need to get the job done. Even Republican Governors were incensed with the President's comments and felt they were being "thrown under the bus."
CNN: "Republican Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday that his state is experiencing shortages on both swabs and reagents; Hogan said, "to try to push this off to say that the governors have plenty of testing, and they should just get to work on testing, somehow we aren't doing our job, is just absolutely false."
Two other Republican Governors, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, also criticized the President's comments about testing over the weekend. And, Virginia's usually understated Dem. Gov. Ralph Northam, a former physician, couldn't contain his frustration with Trump's dishonesty.
The Hill: "Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) said Sunday that his state does not have the necessary coronavirus testing capacity, directly challenging comments made by President Trump the day before."
“That’s just delusional to be making statements like that,” Northam said on CNN’s “State of the Union” when asked about Trump’s comments that there is enough testing across the country."
"Northam said his state has been fighting “every day” for personal protective equipment and for testing."
By: Don Lam & Curated Content