Rachel Maddow Demands Trump’s Coronavirus Briefings Be Filtered Through Her
Maddow accuses Trump of 'lying' at his daily briefings
Liberal media anchors like MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow are calling for the daily coronavirus briefings that are given by President Donald Trump and Vice President Pence to be pulled off the air.
The media briefings give essential information directly to the public from top agency doctors and emergency officials.
But Maddow has demanded they “Stop!”
She accused Trump on Friday of “lying” at his daily briefings and even suggested his words could kill people.
"If he keeps lying like he has been every day on stuff this important, we should -- all of us – should stop broadcasting it. Honestly, it’s going to cost lives," Maddow said.
Here is a partial transcript from the Rachel Maddow show:
“Even when he’s talking about what he has done or what he will do, he is consistently lying and giving you happy talk that is stuff that the federal government isn’t actually doing."
"And it’s making people around the country count on the fact the federal government is doing that stuff when they’re not."
“I mean, there may be other people in the federal government who are saying things that are true, but these daily briefings from the White House are a litany of things from the president that would be awesome if they were true, if they were happening, but they’re not."
"And so the sooner we come to terms with that, I think the better for all of us. If it were up to me, and it’s not, I would stop putting those briefings on live TV. Not out of spite, but because it’s misinformation."
"If the president does end up saying anything true, you can run it as tape, but if he keeps lying like he has been every day on stuff this important, we should -- all of us – should stop broadcasting it. Honestly, it’s going to cost lives.”
Only last week, MSNBC analyst Glenn Kirschner called for Trump to be charged with "homicide" over his response to the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
Former prosecutor Glenn Kirschner, a legal analyst for MSNBC and NBC, suggested Tuesday that President Donald Trump should be investigated for homicide for his handling of the Chinese virus pandemic.
Kirschner brought up the idea in a Twitter post, which has been retweeted 6,000 times and received nearly 24,000 likes.