CNN’s Lemon Asks if Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis is ‘a Moment of Reckoning’
'Is this a moment of reckoning for the president and this administration?'
CNN host Don Lemon speculated whether President Donald Trump and the first lady's recent coronavirus diagnosis was a “moment of reckoning” while he spoke to network chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta.
“[I]s this a moment of reckoning for the president and this administration?” Lemon asked.
“For all of the — all of the pretending or looking the other way and trying to convince people otherwise of the science, for whatever reason — whether it was for, to make sure that he was re-elected," he added.
"Or to make sure that he had high stood with the public, or just to — for whatever reason," Lemon added.
"Because of the economy, is this now a moment of reckoning that — yes, this is real."
"It is not a hoax," Lemon stated.
"It doesn’t care if you’re a Democrat or a Republican," he added.
"It is time to take this seriously, and all the preventative measures that the scientists, the doctors, like Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx, have been touting for so long?”
CNN's Don Lemon openly gloats that Trump got the coronavirus despite having taken hydroxychloroquine.— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) October 2, 2020
Trump took it back in May, and it's not like a vaccine where you take it and might not need to take it again.
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Trump confirmed that First Lady Melania Trump and himself have both tested positive for COVID-19 early Friday morning.
Trump confirmed that they had contracted the coronavirus after White House aide Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus on Thursday night.
Trump was last seen by reporters returning to the White House on Thursday evening and looked to be in good health.
Critics attack Melania after she announces she has Covid-19 along with President Trump— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) October 2, 2020
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Fears that the president may have contracted the virus were raised after it was revealed Hicks had traveled on both Marine One, the presidential helicopter, and on Air Force One in the past week.
Along with the trip to Wednesday night's rally, Hicks had been aboard Air Force One to fly to Tuesday night's first presidential debate in Cleveland.