CNN Anchor Flips, Praises Trump on Coronavirus: ‘Kind Of Leader That People Need’
Dana Bash breaks ranks to support president during pandemic
In what seemed to be a U-turn on the anti-Trump narrative, CNN anchor Dana Bash broke ranks by praising President Donald Trump on tackling the coronavirus pandemic, saying he is the “kind of leader that people need” in this time of crisis.
Bash braved backlash from guest American neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta saying Trump’s “tone” should be praised on an “American” and “human” level.
“If you look at the big picture, this was remarkable by the President of the United States,” Bash stated.
“This is a nonpartisan; this is an important thing to note and to applaud, from an American standpoint, from a human standpoint.”
“[Trump] is being the kind of leader that people need, at least in tone, today and yesterday, in tone, that people need and want and yearn for in times of crises and uncertainty,” she continued.
I’ve never seen anything like this.— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) March 17, 2020
CNN’s Dana Bash just said that President Trump “is being the kind of leader that people need.”
CNN's coverage of Trump has been largely negative, most notably from host Don Lemon, who unleashed a tirade during an interview with former Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich after he declined to criticize Trump’s coronavirus address earlier his month.
“We need straight, accurate information from this president," Lemon said.
"And this administration. And we’re not getting it," he yelled.
"And I don’t understand why you are tiptoeing around it!” Lemon said.
“He [Trump] came out. Gave an address that usually — that happens very rarely. And he doesn’t get it, right?”
Meanwhile, the left-leaning New York Times deceptively edited Trump's quote from his recent call with state governors, regarding medical ventilators.
The edited quote created the false impression that Trump was denying federal support for much-needed ventilators for hospitals treating coronavirus victims.
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As of Tuesday, the coronavirus has infected 5,213 Americans, with a death toll of 85.
Across the globe, there are 200,000 confirmed cases and 7,800 deaths.
Former White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson praised Trump following his announcement of guidelines he and the coronavirus task force put together to slow the spread of the pandemic.
Speaking on "Hannity," Jackson said:
"The president has done everything he needed to do in this case."
"He’s acted quickly and decisively. He did what he always has done ... he went with his instincts," he added.
HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson also backed the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic, urging people to work together to tackle the outbreak.
Carson urged people to keep their hands clean and obey government advice, or they are "creating part of the problem."
Trump is also pushing an $850 billion stimulus package, largely in the form of tax relief measures.