Chris Cuomo Details His Coronavirus Symptoms
CNN’s Chris Cuomo reportedly has had a high fever from the Wuhan coronavirus for several days.
So we might have to give him some slack for a crazy rant. Except, once again, this is what CNN really is even when they don’t have a fever.
Pro tip, CNN? This isn’t objective journalism, this is activism. Maybe Cuomo should be resting and getting better rather than you airing his rants.
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) April 8, 2020
Cuomo attacked Trump for trying to be positive and give Americans hope. Cuomo claimed that we “need to build on our best instincts” but “the man at the top refuses to change.”
Cuomo then played an edited clip of part of a Trump press conference, according to the Daily Wire.
Well, the cases really didn’t build up for a while, but you have to understand, I’m a cheerleader for this country. I don’t want to create havoc and shock and everything else. … I’m not going to go out and start screaming, this could happen, this could happen.
But that’s what leadership is, Cuomo ranted.
“Anybody can tell people what they want to hear. And make it easier. And then you know what you get? Exactly where we are right now. That was the most asinine statement of leadership I have ever heard and I can’t even dismiss it on the president having 102 fever, like I do, because that is clear thinking from him.”
“I’m a cheerleader, so, I’m going to lie to you about the realities that your parents, your loved ones and your kids face,” Cuomo continued in his rant. “I’m not going to prepare the way I should because it reinforces the bulls**t I’m telling you and I’m going to hope you’re okay with it. We’ve got to do better than that. This president must do better than that. The good news is, he can. The bad news is, he refuses to. And that, I have no answer for. He said we’d be good by Easter. On Easter Sunday, you know what? I will be sick and I will be sick for some time to come. And somebody telling me something else doesn’t make me feel any better. It makes me feel worse about them.”
So let’s look at what he edited out of the video.
CNN's Chris Cuomo deceptively edited this clip to make it look like Trump said that he didn't take action on the coronavirus because he didn't want to upset people
After the CNN clip, Trump's full remarks play which show Trump talking about the action he took
Cuomo cut that out pic.twitter.com/9cwgPvhj1u
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) April 8, 2020
He left out how Trump said he was obviously concerned about it and some of the actions he had taken including shutting travel with China and Europe. Complete deception to aid the false argument he was trying to make that Trump hadn’t prepared the way he should. He also activated the CDC, created a task force, and declared a public health emergency all in January, while CNN was focused on impeachment and calling the task force too male and too white.
Meanwhile, Trump did not say “we’d be good by Easter.” He made an aspirational statement saying he hoped we could be out by Easter because of the nature of the holiday and the symbolism. So once again, it’s deceptive to claim that he said it as a hard deadline.
This isn’t news. This is pure propaganda.