He said, “Anderson, I will tell you in seven years I have covered the White House, that is the most stunning briefing I have ever sat through. To have public health officials come in and try to explain to the American people that they need to come to grips with the fact – or the very strong likelihood that we’re going to see 100,000 to 200,000 Americans die over the next couple months from the coronavirus. I have to tell you — it was just downright chilling.”
Acosta continued, “I will say in terms of what the president was saying in the briefing room, this was President Trump changing his tune on the coronavirus. At one point he said it’s not the flu, it’s vicious. That’s after he has compared it to the coronavirus in the past. You mentioned just a few moments ago where he was advising that Americans perhaps start wearing scarves because of these recommendations that are starting to come from people like Dr. Fauci that perhaps wearing masks in public might be a good idea. At one point, the president said we’re about to enter a ruff two-week period.
This is just a stark contrast from what the president was saying a couple of weeks ago and how he’s been describing this coronavirus all along.”
Acosta added, “The other thing I think needs to be pointed out, at one point the president, when I asked him, you know, could we have mitigated this a lot better? Could we have reduced the number of people facing, you know, the possible likelihood that they may die over the next couple of months?
The president said, you see what happens when you get off to a late start? He was pointing the finger at that point at New York state and other areas that weren’t really mitigating very strongly at first. But, Anderson, the same thing could be said of the president. He got off to a late start because of the way he was telling people that this was going to go away, that this was going to miraculously disappear, and so on.
I tried to press the president on that at a number of points, and he said, you know, when he was pressed on this, he said he simply wanted to keep people in good spirits, that he didn’t want to be somebody who was passing along bad news and he wanted to be an optimist and so on. But I have to tell you, Anderson, I’ve never seen President Trump like this. I know people might say, well, you know, I can’t ever trust him.
He’s a phony and so on. People may say that. Anderson, I have to tell you sitting in that room that close to him, I’ve never seen President Trump like this. I think, to some extent, he is scared right now, Anderson, and we could all feel that in the room.”
“I think there are going to be so many lessons learned moving forward, Anderson,” Acosta said. “The stark message we got in the briefing room this evening is unmistakable. This country is about to go through a horrendous, terrible experience, and I have to tell you, people may not believe the president when he says any of this, and I have been — you and I’ve been, you know, pretty critical of him from time to time. This was a different Donald Trump tonight. I think he gets it, Anderson.”
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Dr. Anthony Fauci Cautions Jim Acosta for Taking 'Soundbite' Out of Context
This article was sourced from BreitbartDr. Anthony Fauci cautioned CNN’s Jim Acosta for taking him out of context while responding to his question at the White House press briefing on Tuesday.
Acosta asked the federal doctors if the United States could have prevented more deaths by acting to mitigate the virus sooner with social distancing guidelines.
“If there was no virus in the background, there was nothing to mitigate. If there was a virus there that we didn’t know about, then the answer to your question is probably yes,” he said.
Fauci added, “The only trouble with that is that whenever you come out and say something like that, it always becomes almost a soundbite that gets taken out of context.”
Both Birx and Fauci said it was unclear precisely when the virus was infecting people in the United States, even though cases were not apparent.
“In a perfect world, it would have been nice to know what was going on there, and we didn’t,” he said. “But I believe, Jim, that we acted very, very early in that.”
President Donald Trump added that he acted early to stop travel from China at the end of January to help prevent the virus from spreading.
“We were very early, and I also think we were very smart,” he said.
Nolte: CBS News Admits Using Chaotic Italian Hospital Footage for New York Report
This article was sourced from BreitbartFar-left CBS News was caught red-handed using chaotic footage from an Italian hospital in a story about New York City hospitals.
“It was an editing mistake. We took immediate steps to remove it from all platforms and shows,” CBS News told Fox News.
Gimme a break… I’ll address that nonsense in a bit.
The footage aired last Wednesday during CBS This Morning, which thankfully means not many people saw it. The fraud was apparently discovered by citizen journalists online. Tweets like
The grim footage shows a roomful of sick patients who look like they’re hooked up to ventilators.
What kind of fools does CBS take us for?
Layers and layers of fact-checkers, they tell us…
We’re totally unbiased, they tell us…
We’re just reporting what’s happening, they tell us…
Am I the only one who’s noticed how these so-called “mistakes” only ever fall in one direction?
There is nothing the corporate media want more than for the coronavirus to overwhelm our hospitals so they can point in November and scream, “DON’T VOTE FOR THE ORANGE BAD MAN!”
Am I saying the media are hoping for death and chaos? Am I saying the media care more about beating Trump in 2020 than they do American lives? You’re goddamned right that what’s I’m saying.
And that’s why these mistakes only ever fall one way: in favor of the fake news media’s anti-Trump agenda.
Has the media ever made a mistake in Trump’s favor?
No. But you already knew that.
Look at the legion of coronavirus lies we have already caught the establishment media spreading, and now we’re supposed to believe this was just — oopsies! — an editing error.
Yes, an editing error from the same CBS News that straight-up lied about Trump telling sick people to go to work.
An editing error from the same CBS News that promotes blacklists of words like… “blacklist.”
An innocent editing error from the same CBS News that falsely claimed there were more mass shooting in 2019 than there were days of the year.
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