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"Says says his his personal personal attorney attorney is is infected infected with with the the coronavirus. coronavirus. Trump Trump confirmed confirmed the the news news about about former former New New York York City City Mayor Mayor Rudy Rudy Giuliani Giuliani on on Twitter. Twitter. Trump Trump praised praised Giuliani Giuliani for for quote, quote, working tirelessly exposing the most corrupt election in American history. He concluded by saying, Get better soon, Rudi, we will carry on. Alex's
Trump Joins List Of World Leaders Who've Tested Positive For The Coronavirus
"His schedule after testing positive for the coronavirus trumps fraud events, including a campaign rally in Florida, all called off, the White House doctor says Trump is expected to continue his presidential duties while in quarantine at the White House residence. First lady Melania Trump also tested positive for the virus. Dr. Van Gupta with the University of Washington, says this outcome was avoidable. Let's make Let's hope everybody stays well and healthy, but this was preventable. They were not wearing maths per report on the flight. They've been saying, uh, mocking masks. In some cases. The president has held several public events in the past few days, including a rally just Wednesday night. He also debated against rival Joe Biden on Tuesday. Well, According to the
Hope Hicks Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Trump Begins 'Quarantine'
"On. Saturday Tuesday and Wednesday of this week White House aide whole Hicks traveled with the President and other aids to events in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Minnesota. The communications advisor tested positive for coronavirus herself on Thursday, prompting the president and first lady to be tested. A note from the President Dr Shawn, Conley said trump and the first lady are both well at this time and that they planned to remain within the White House, as they recovered, he did not mention if they had any symptoms.
"coronavirus trump" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"Upfront now, the Democratic governor of New Mexico Michelle Luhan Grisham. She is the first democratic Latina elected governor in US history and Co chair of Joe Biden's transition team, and I appreciate your time governor. So Joe Biden admitting his numbers with Hispanic voters that need to be higher Domingo Garcia President of the League of United Latin American citizens, which is. The largest Hispanic Organization in the country tells Newsweek. There's now a sense of urgency and that they're trying to go to third parties to activate the Latino community because the Biden campaign has been so unresponsive to Latino Organizations is this an alarm bell you have been sounding, and why is the campaign not doing better with Hispanic support right now? Well, any campaign errand that doesn't ask itself every single day what can you do better? How many voters can we reach isn't serious about winning I think one of the nuances skier that we've sort of lost sight of the fact when you've got a really contentious large primary, it changes the way in which and where you are with segments of voters. So instead of sounding alarm, I reiterate to the campaign and work with them every day on the issues that matter to Hispanic families and voters, and they're gonNA Matter I agree with the vice presidents of Florida and no one better to make the case then the vice president directly even though. Senator Harris I think was really well received and we're seeing those numbers tighten up in states like Florida and I think will continue to see exactly that and we'll see the vice president began to take the lead and to do my part to make sure that's exactly what happens. So in Florida Joe Biden, obviously going there and and and recognizing it it's a must-win state right and Hispanic vote there must win for him. There's a new monmouth poll whereby leads trump fifty, eight to thirty two with Hispanic voters right. So that's good news but then you gotta look at all the other polls out there and be see marriage has it Looks stood. There's a bunch of polls. I didn't interrupt you know of that. Go ahead I mean there's some there's some that look good some that don't, and I guess I guess maybe the overall point since you know it's fair. We we don't know is that Hillary Clinton beat trump in Florida with Hispanic sixty, two to thirty five. We don't see any polls anywhere like that. Does that concern you? Again, polls are a reflection of a moment in time, and if you are campaigning to a pole, I would submit that that's a mistake ignoring any voter particularly Hispanic voters look at it looks to me like five is really doing the right work with young Hispanic voters looks like he's at sixty percent in Florida in an estate like New Mexico organizations like echo which are young Hispanic voters who are really clear about the outdoors the environment look we're GonNa talk about putting Hispanic families and expanding voters back to work all of our Latino community in Florida preserving the coastline reinvesting cleaning up the everglades, the two trillion dollars in investments in. Renewable Energy and climate change, and when we get to covert and I hope we can do that in this interview when you talk about the incredibly terrible outcomes for all communities of Color and for Hispanic families, look no further than environmental justice, not having access to healthcare affordable coverage education and a public health system that really makes a difference and I think these are going to be the kind of bread and butter issues that will win over and make the case for the vice president in Florida. All right. Governor. Liu Hunger Show I. Appreciate Your Time. I know you're doing everything you can to do that and thank you for your time and joining us. An email and thank you for letting me. Know that's okay. No I know it's hard with the delay. I always appreciate talking to you. Next mail in voting What? What is GONNA happen here? What could go wrong? The ballots are going to be a disaster breath country. Tonight new details about both trump and Biden's campaigns lawyering up bracing for an extremely messy messy legal battle ahead. Pamela. Brown. Is Out Front. Rope. As. COVID nineteen drives more Americans to vote by mail in unprecedented numbers both the Biden and trump campaigns are planning to deploy teams of lawyers in volunteers to keep a watchful eye on the vote counting process and battleground states. These ballot watchers will oversee and potentially challenged ballots if there are issues and effort that could slow states ability to count votes and leave an opening for misinformation to take cold if it's a close race longer takes to count the ballots the more of a vacuum there is for four and adversaries and. Others who want to so disinformation and reduce voter confidence to fill that void with misinformation about gang an extensive voter fraud the president has falsely declared that if the election is not called that night, it is rigged you won't know the election result for weeks months maybe years after maybe you'll never know the election result and that's what I'm concerned with. It'll be fixed it'll be rigged repeating the debunk lie Mellon ballots which require a signature will lead to widespread fraud. You're GONNA see a mess on election night that's going to be. It's going to be legendary this week Joe Biden back saying he believes it serves trump's purpose to disparage the process. Of ever then all those. Profited that trump will try to not have that happen I'm problems with medical public system. Already, this year mismatch signatures have become a flashpoint. With Republicans and Democrats drawing battlelines across the country over house signatures are evaluated and whether voters can fix ballots under dispute reminiscent of the hanging Chad controversy that led to the Florida recount in two thousand adding to potential election confusion the key battleground states of Wisconsin. Michigan and Pennsylvania all have laws that don't allow male and ballots to be counted until election day and several states including Wisconsin allow ballot. To look over the shoulders of election officials to dispute ballots or voter signatures. Botha takes just normally a few seconds maybe twenty seconds to process a mail ballot, but there are people unnecessarily. Challenging a bunch of ballots now will exponentially increase the amount of overall time. It'll take to process all of these ballots Republican National Committee chief Counsel Justin. Rimer says the purpose of sending challengers to make sure every vote is accurate and every signature is valid telling CNN quote we're not there to obstruct the process. If they're supposed to check signatures, they need to check the signatures. We understand there's an urgency to count the ballots, but it needs to be done right and bracing for potential fights over ballots both campaigns have beefed up their legal teams to scream line anticipated state level. LAWSUITS PAMELA BROWN CNN Washington. And thanks very much Pamela and to you for joining us a C. three sixty starts now..
"coronavirus trump" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"This is sickening. So the people the group that came out here and and screamed, we hope you die that in itself is also pathetic. Maybe. Not as bad as the guy that actually pulled the trigger, but it's just as bad. In a long time. Compton resident who owns a business here came up to us and said, he can't believe anyone would wish for the demise of these two deputies. They are still recovering in the hospital behind me. They are in critical but stable condition one, hundred and seventy five, thousand dollar reward is now being offered for anyone who can give information leading to the arrest of the shooting suspect Aaron Sarah Thank you and I want to go straight now to the Los Angeles County Sheriff. UEVA sheriff I I really appreciate your time. I know you have been able to visit both deputies in hospital how are they doing? While they're in there's still an intensive carer they're in stable condition they're facing a long road to recovery and a lot of subsequent surgeries because the damage inflicted both took a around to the head and multiple shots to the arms and so there's definitely GonNa be a a very painful path for but thankfully, no vital organs end. SO THEIR PROGNOSIS IS A. Put up but a long path I mean just a horrific acting in a tragedy I mean I want to try to understand where you are in finding who did this horrific thing we're hearing there's heavy law enforcement activity after suspected carjacking near Compton Now is this connected to the manhunt for the gunman? Is a separate carjacking suspect in he's Still Linda Containment area supposedly armed. So we're digging all the precautions necessary to bring that person to justice and. Obviously, safe are the community. So now it's been three days since attack we know there's one hundred and seventy, five, thousand dollar reward. Do you think it's been so difficult. To to name to locate the suspect basis. That reward now is increase up to two hundred, seventy, five due to some very generous. Donation commitments from other members of the community. So definitely want to thank them for that and it's just. There's obstacles over combat. We are getting some information we're on some positive tracks with our homicide investigators. So we're hopefully were in the right direction and we'll make bar. So you know you've released a photo of the suspect describing him as a black man between the ages of Twenty eight and thirty wearing dark clothing, which obviously describes a lot of people have you been able to use any facial recognition tools from this video to narrow anything specific down about the person's identity at this point? We've actually been getting a video stuff from dozens of locations around the area were analyzing the right now with our forensic specialists, bitter specialists in this particular area and Again there's a laser being developed Hassett were following in hopes that we're making progress. So I spoke to the mayor of Compton last night Asia. Brown and you know she condemned the attack on the two deputies sheriff but she did speak about belong history of tensions You know in the community with your sheriff's Department here's part of what she said. We can't continue to accept this unfair treatment for people. If it doesn't happen to other communities, it shouldn't happen in hours or with people of Color, and this is a systemic issue. This is nothing new. Comes as a know if you just heard our piece before, but obviously, you know people know about the investigation underway into an alleged gang in your department known as the executioners former deputy alleges that this book celebrated. Civilians you know chef what is being done to address what is clearly deep distrust deep distrust in in back in your community with with law enforcement. While I can say that the distress is in a very narrow segment of the community. If you talk the average person on the street, they appreciate law enforcement they appreciate our presence in the community in particular competence as we start policing crops in the year two, thousand prior to that competent was was. Awash with crimes of violence homicides, gang, related violence spiraling out of control. So we definitely have improved the situation competent in. Or weaken on the issue working on the issue of trust and is always a concern to us, but we have to go by fax. If you talking about losses, you're talking about anything like that. There are no gangs within the department and let's not let's let's get it off the table they even the term executioner we've been studying where that comes from it turns out in attorney going that phrase during a deposition a lawsuit we have yet to find a single person. We either identify themselves is at name. So it's very inflammatory in obviously inflames the passions and IT'S A. has concluded and there is no alleged GEICO. No, we have not investigation. We're taking positive action we did investigation at. The station that resulted in twenty six employees being neither disciplined or terminated, and that means we're taking steps forward. So you just mentioned a moment ago that they've been generous members of your community that have come forward you've been able to increase this this reward. For information on the shooter from one, hundred, seventy, five to two, hundred, seventy, five, thousand dollars you a challenge Lebron James of the Lakers to match that original hundred and seventy. Five thousand dollar reward. Why do you feel that he should do something about this? Well, he made some comments about a month ago after the tragic shooting of Jacob Blake that really it? Eat My interest in those kind of concern. Emblematic of have heard from all Titians, elected leaders across the spectrum including the civic leaders who are jumping on a bad wagging. They're, for example, after the George Lloyd murder which it was. Somehow. There was George Floyd in every single community in every police department across the nation. In that, there's this massive conspiracy against people of Color and I want to have that nonstop. We want the narrative, the Stop we have bad apples in every organization just as we do law enforcement, we hold them accountable. I'm not gonNA tolerate anybody crossing the line but at the same time I'm not going to throw out the overwhelming majority of deputies doing the right thing for the right reason, we have to support them just like we have to support these two deputies, what they went through. The danger the threats of this and we recruit from our own communities were not recruiting out of state. So we have deputies born and raised in confident or now deputy serving confident any slow sanders and all the other communities with drought La County. So we are part of the community. Chevrolet wave I appreciate your time. Thank you. Thank you. All right. And next Joe. Biden knows he has a Hispanic. Voter problem and the head of the largest Hispanic group in the United States tonight says Biden's campaign has been lackluster in reaching out to the Latino community and trump inviting campaigns both lawyering up matching signatures could that be the hanging Chad of twenty twenty? Tonight Joe Biden has a problem with Hispanic voters, CNN senior writer, an analyst Harry Dent in looked at nearly twenty polls. So went through them analyze them founded on average biden is nine percentage points. We're we're Hillary Clinton wise with Hispanic voters in the final polls from twenty sixteen nine percentage points obviously a something significant to note across twenty polls Biden racing today to Florida he admits he still needs to make his case to Hispanic voters. One. -cation. CARE. gration. Dealing over to the way that. Doesn't damage the Hispanic community which is. Hurt Very..
"coronavirus trump" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"Welcome rain there. Right thank you very much Martin and I want to go now to Christine Todd Whitman former Republican governor of New Jersey for EPA administrator under President George, W Bush and now supporting Joe Biden for President Governor, I appreciate your time tonight. So we're seeing this extreme weather across the country the wildfires at least a dozen people killed ninety of them. Now burning across the western part of this country hurricane sally the seventh of the season there's on average only six hurricanes and there's three other named storms behind Sally and we've got two and a half months to go and hurricane season. Do you have any doubts at this point I mean is this just A variety of different reasons and happening this or is this About climate change. Largely about climate change but there are other things I mean with the fires there's no question that forest management could be better in some places. But of course in California the majority of the forest burning are under federal control, their federal land. So that comes back on the federal government. But no, this is exactly what we have been told to expect from climate change. What scientists have telling us been telling us for ages, and by the way, there are more things that come with this. Because if you have these fires at, you have temperatures warming, you have different the change, the ecosystem in different pathogen start to come together animals. Interact with one another that didn't before and come closer to humans and I carry diseases for which we have no immunity. So there's a whole lot of reasons why we should take this issue extremely seriously and start to back our scientists when they tell us the kinds of things we can do we can't stop it, but we could slow it and we could prepare ourselves better and that's what we need to focus. So again, the president today deflected when he was asked whether he believes in climate change right as if it's something one would believe it or not believe him but he deflected it, and of course, yesterday laughed the whole thing off we remind you of what he did. If, we ignore that science and sort of put our head in the sand and think it's all about education management. We're not going to succeed together protecting Californians. It'll start getting cooler. Just you just watch I wish science coach. I don't think signs knows actually. As a former chief, EPA, what did you think when you watch that exchange? Was Mind Boggling it was shameful. It was embarrassing. The President United States be that And to say that that scientists don't know when he is not a scientist when people more and more people are understanding this change. This is what happens. We've seen it. It's coming out. As you pointed out earlier, you have the hundred year floods now in storms coming very much more frequently they certainly not every hundred years. This is something that is real. It's not an just as he said with cove, it was going to go away. We really believe in that suddenly going to get cooler magically. I mean the man doesn't he won't. Support. Any kind of science doesn't support his narrative and unfortunately everything he says, is tire focus about his reelection whether it's true or not. He puts other people in Jeopardy I. mean these rallies said he holds indoors where he has the supporters who are going to be behind him on camera wear masks but not the rest of the crowd in me. Fine. They may get sick that's great but they also will probably infect others who didn't go to these rallies don't WanNa have part of them. It's just so self centered and So ignorant that it it really is frustrating to see this happen governor. I appreciate your time. Thank you. My pleasure. And next a manhunt growing more urgent tonight after two deputies were ambushed shot and Compton. What do authorities now know about the shooter the Sheriff of Los Angeles County is going to tell you everything. He knows next Joe Biden fighting back as trump ramps up claims of a rigged election. You're going to have problems with the balance like nobody's ever seen before. This November will experience one of the most consequential elections of our lifetime and with headlines changing every hour. You need a guy something to show you how all all the stories together in why they matter. I'm David Chalian in I'm emily. Henderson and each week on our new podcast. We'll help you tune out the noise and tune in to what's politically sound. Politically sound a new podcast from CNN listening wherever you get your podcast. Tonight heroic actions by one of the deputies shot in the ambush attack incompetent new video were about to play shows the deputies taking cover moments after the shooting. We want to warn you the video is disturbing Sarah Cider has the report. And incredible show of bravery, a thirty, one year, old L, a sheriff's deputy profusely bleeding from a bullet to the face is seen helping save her twenty four year old partner. She applies a tourniquet to his bloodied arm and help him move behind a pillar to avoid taking on more fire. Both have already been shot multiple times. Surveillance video shows the ambush a shooter fires into their. Car, while they sit in their vehicle outside a metro stop and calm ten female deputy after getting shot both of them four five times her with a broken jaw in the face stepped out gave a tourniquet to her fellow deputy who had been shot in the head is well, probably saved his life while calling for help she and her partner had just become deputies fourteen months ago. The mother of a six-year-old is seen here. She proudly graduated from the Police Academy and Twenty, nine, thousand, nine, hundred as they are recovering from their injuries at the hospital a callous call for their death by a gathering of about by people outside the hospital. The leader of the group that calls itself L. as Africa town coalition says, he hopes the shooting is in retaliation for the shooting of black and Brown people by the. The most recent shooting sparked protests in Compton when deputies shot Dijon Kizzie for an alleged bicycle. The family says Kizzie was shot in the back and investigation is still underway business start of retribution. Very good start. The LSD has faced serious controversy over the years it sheriff convicted of lying in two thousand sixteen was fired and jailed. There has also been a lawsuit accusing deputies of forming a gang inside the department. The most recent accusation and a complaint by a deputy wissel blower said in a deposition deputies formed a gang called the executioners incompetent. He says, they sported the same tattoos and used excessive force on suspects me being a field training officer. The supervisor and I have to. report this this behavior this sheriff. Deputies Union responded to those claims, the accusations of there being criminal gangs within the sheriff's department. That's ridiculous. California Congresswoman Karen. Bass responding to the Union and the horrific shooting that was horrific that happened. But that gang issue is one that surfaces in the Sheriff Department every few years and for the Union to say that they don't believe that exists I think is is a problem but they both agree even the idea of retaliation like.
"coronavirus trump" Discussed on Erin Burnett OutFront
"Month of February when it comes. To Corona virus. All right thank you very much Caitlin and I WANNA go now to Dr Rajiv Shah, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, which is at the forefront of the effort to increase testing in this country, which of course, as we all know has been huge struggle and failure. So much of the way you're doing so much to change that foundation working with a number of states run. By Democrats and Republicans to increase testing capacity so that really appreciate your time. Let me ask you about with the president just said in that town hall he said he actually was up playing the virus by his actions is actions as opposed to his his words. Obviously we we know that he downplayed it and he told Woodward, what's your reaction that you had the president? He up played the virus. I don't know how to react to a playing downplaying is worse. The reality is from the very beginning in March. The Rockefeller Foundation brought together on a bipartisan basis Republicans and Democrats scientists and industry leaders, public health experts, mayors, and governors across the country in issued a plan to get ahead of Corona virus, and it was anchored in widespread ubiquitous testing when we were doing five or six, hundred, thousand tests a week, and we called for getting to thirty million tests a week before the new flu season hit this fall and we've supported thirty. Cities and states around the country including ten five led by governors five that are Democrats by Republicans that have come together to follow the strategies and untechnical recommendations we've issued in in my view. What we need is bold leadership a massive effort around testing and contact tracing because this is going to get much worse if we don't take this even more seriously than it's been being taken right now, which I think is a really significant thing to say You know when you say this is going to get much worse if we don't take it more seriously, I mean the president is telling Americans rounding the corner and this news on Michael Caputo the HHS spokesperson you know is coming up right after Dr Shaw, we learned that Caputo and his team at HHS were pushing to change the language in the weekly Science reports released by the CDC and you wrote. In an op Ed after the CDC changed its testing guidelines and I quote you the CDC the Federal Agency that should be crushing the pandemic is promoting policies that prolong it. So when you hear about, you know fights over the weekly science language and and this kind of flip flop on policy and you know how how much can we trust the CDC now that we know politics are so much a part of this. Well, the reality is the CDC has been the world's Best Centers for Disease Control for seventy eighty years. It's an absolutely critical global institution and the reason I did that bed with Harold Varmus a former. Director of the national, Institutes of health was to make the point that unless the CDC starts putting out guidance that allows schools and universities and nursing homes and meat packing plants around this country to figure out how to test regularly people who do not have symptoms. America's not going to get ahead of covid nineteen and I stick by that because the reality is forty to fifty percent of all spread is a symptomatic individuals. We now have to the work of they operate parts of operation warp speed in HHS, well as the Rockefeller Foundation dozens of partners in industry. We now have new tests that are fast that are fairly accurate that are cheap that could help America turned the corner, but we have to prioritize screening people who do not have symptoms and allow schools to be operational nursing homes to be safe in America to actually get ahead of this, and that's GonNa take more investment and more leadership than we're seeing right now and and you know you talk about these people they cellini need to wake up in the morning. And take a test and get results right. Have it wirelessly report their school are their workplace and and all the sudden the you know the then this would work and you've talked about thirty million tests per week back Tober you mentioned that number in the in the interview Your Foundation released a report we need to be doing one, hundred, ninety, three, million tests in schools and nursing homes. You know monthly to safely reopen and keep it keep it open but yet the numbers now are twenty one, point five, million over the past month right that compares to the one hundred, ninety, three, million, you say we need. Why are we so far behind your recommendations? Well. We've actually partnered with the Duke. MARGOLIS senator to put the report out that you mentioned I. Think it's because we have not had a national priority around a symptomatic screening testing testing people who do not have symptoms and a national strategy would involve first and foremost paying for those tests so that you know the local public school systems don't have to bear the brunt of that that hasn't been put in place yet we've asked Congress for up to forty five, billion dollars. For that purpose, we have not yet seen although HHS has gone outed and pre a pre procured about one hundred, fifty, million of these rapid antigen tests for use the nursing homes and other critical institutions. That is still weeks two months away from having an impact on the ground and and you know the new flu season is approaching right now. So I remain very concerned and I think it's not too late for America to. Embrace the massive public investment the new clear protocols and guidelines and new best practices for testing contact tracing the very basics of science based public health response so that frankly our kids can go back to school in weakened operate more safely. That just shy really appreciate your time I remind our viewers. Admiral now who's been in charge of testing for the White House recently said we're doing the appropriate about of testing to reduce the spread. So we're still getting all this contradictory information out of the White House teen. Thank you so much Dr Shaw. Thank you in next the breaking news live pictures at Pensacola Hurricane sally already lashing parts of the Gulf coast the third hurricane to hit the area justice season, and we've got months to go tonight the major concern life threatening storm surge that is just hours away and the president tonight deflecting questions about climate change as the US is getting hit with the busiest hurricane season on record with wildfires in multiple states, ravaging and dramatic new video from the moments. After two deputies were shot pointblank investigators tonight have any leads on the shooter sheriff of Los Angeles County is my guest. facebook continues to take critical steps to better secure their platforms that includes more than tripling safety and security teams thirty five thousand people and partnering with Security Researchers and Law enforcement they support updating. Internet. Regulations to address today's challenges and hold companies including. There's accountable for combating foreign election interference protecting people's privacy and enabling safe and easy data portability between platforms learn more at about F. B. Dot com slash regulation. News. Hours away from Hurricane Sally Making Landfall on the Gulf coast the third hurricane this season to hit the Gulf coast questioned the conditions. I'm sorry. Quickly deteriorating this hour the region bracing after warnings the storm could bring extreme life threatening flash flooding, several months, worth of rain several months worth of rain in just a couple of days and check out these amazing images of this is from space. Stunning. You see those you. Know I guess appears to be bright thunder lightning showing the bubbling clouds and lightning erupting there all the way around that storm I WANNA go straight to Gary Tuchman. He's on the ground in Pensacola, Beach Florida more than two feet of rain possible in some areas where you are gary three to five feet of storm surge. What is it like Wow i? It certainly we.
Coronavirus: Trump signs relief order after talks at Congress collapse
"After a week of debate in Congress over another economic relief package. President Trump Signs executive orders meant to provide help to those struggling during the Corona virus pandemic, but it's expected To get held up in court. Congress remains stuck on a new virus economic relief measure. So President Trump claims I'm protecting people from eviction by signing a Siri's of executive orders on that and $400 additional weekly jobless benefits. But the right to authorize federal spending is with Congress, not the president, so this could be in the courts before the checks are in the
"coronavirus trump" Discussed on Behind The Baller Podcast with Ben Baller
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You're going to realize that if your friends don't have kids within three or four years of age, you know of of your kids then you're going to be hanging out with them less. It is what it is not. They Wanna come around cool certain things you know whatever, but like. If your girl is cool with your wife and your boys, fucking wife is caught your wife and things like that. You'll have kids man, even if you don't get along that much, you're gonNA. Hang out because the kids and and things like that, and that's just the way life is, but at a certain point in time. When someone is bringing you down and you just ain't got time for, and you just been sucking all that bad energy. And you WANNA spit that shit out. There was nothing wrong. Even if that person has been supportive, then people. 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I think if you're in the public eye in your sensitive and saying you know you gotta be fucking a wall, but you gotTa have thick skin period, and it just got to be throughout years at a certain point you got release the anger of course, but when I'm getting some people suck you dry, and you may have people around you and they're just sitting there, talking that bullshit and it is okay I'm telling you right now. It is okay to drop motherfucker, but you'll man you know what man or how? How about why you gotta give. You Ain't got to give nobody excuse. Some people will tell you a man. You know what I deserve. This much I gave a fuck you. You don't deserve shit blocked. They had no areas wind funding, and then they get to that point in might be that. You know uncomfortable awkward confrontation if you were like. Oh, I'm just not confrontational, and because of that people you know people who are non-confrontational on notice that they don't know how to say no, and what happens. Is they just end up fucking around hanging out with people that they don't like forever? And I notice a lot of times to people. Talk Shit about their friends. You know stupid. You look because then you hanging out with someone that you don't like that. You talk crazy about and then people see that about you and they immediately. That's one immediate. Personally you know like they see that trait in you like ministers, talking about his man's like that just to spend his man's girl, whatever it may be site. Bro, what the fuck are you doing? Why are you hanging? People you like? Why would you follow somebody on social media that you don't like? That's not me, but back to Mike and saying that trump was you know someone that was there for him. Look Man at first. I was like damn man. You know I see where he's coming from. But then we get into where we are now in the shit. That's going on now in corona virus. Everything just the crazy shit that he's talking about on this real dictatorship. 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Coronavirus: Trump says he is taking unproven drug hydroxychloroquine
"Cases president trump has been pounding the anti malaria drug hydroxy caloric when as a way to treat covert nineteen today he told reporters that he's taking the drug along with zinc to prevent it I think for whatever it's worth I take it I was bye bye I would have told you that three four days ago but we never had a chance because you never asked me the question Mr trump says he's been taking them for about two weeks since reportedly has tested negative for covert nineteen two White House staffers recently tested
Coronavirus: Trump taking unproven drug hydroxychloroquine
"President trump has started taking the anti malarial drug hydroxy clerk when just in case he gets infected recovered nineteen he said he's been taking it for a week and a half to lessen whatever symptoms might
Coronavirus: Trump says US reopening 'vaccine or no vaccine'
"President trump announcing new leaders for operation warp speed the race for a corona virus vaccine it may be successful but if it isn't the president thinks the American people will be ready to accept that here's Bob Constantini while talking up his belief that the vaccine will be ready by year's end president trump gambling that what's known as herd immunity will eventually protect Americans you fight through it and people sometimes I guess we don't know exactly yet but it looks like they become immune or at least very short while it may be for life but you fight through it the president making clear in a rose garden statement that even if there is no vaccine by the end of the year the nation will not turn back to restrictions that have locked down the economy he praised the work of pharmaceutical companies and university labs announcing that fourteen vaccine candidates show some promise to meet his
Pence's press secretary tests positive for coronavirus, Trump says
"With our top stories this half hour tested positive he hasn't come into contact with me president trump they're talking about Katie Miller that's a vice president pence's press secretary who has corona virus doctor found cheap the head of the CDC and the FDA commissioner reportedly have all had contact with her so they are now self quarantining for the next fourteen days A. B. C.'s Rachel Scott says former president Obama criticizing the current administration now former president Barack Obama is condemning the white house's handling of the pandemic during the call with staffers this leaked audio obtained by Yahoo news absolute chaotic disaster when that mindset what's in it for me and whatever else that is operationalized
Coronavirus: Trump says virus task force to focus on reopening economy
"Patients president trump says the White House coronavirus task force has done a fantastic job and will continue its work indefinitely with a focus on safety and re opening the
US coronavirus: Trump says taskforce to continue
"Explain Dr Thomas Frieden the former head of the centers for disease control and prevention during the Obama administration is scheduled to appear before a subcommittee of the house Appropriations Committee this morning he is not the panel's original choice that would have been Dr Anthony Fauci of the administration's coronavirus task force the trump administration is refusing to offer up any of its experts to house Democrats claiming the witnesses would not get a fair shake instead found you will appear before a Republican controlled Senate hearing next week don't break off CBS news the president is now walking back a prior decision to do away with the White House coronavirus task force ABC's Jordyn Phelps with the update trump now says the White House coronavirus taskforce will continue indefinitely after facing backlash for a decision to disband the group in the coming weeks the president adding on Twitter that people may be added or subtracted to the group but that it will continue its work with a focus on vaccines and therapeutics the president had previously defended the decision to do away with the group of top public health experts because he says the country is moving into a new phase in the fight against the virus with a focus on safely re
Coronavirus: Trump seems to undercut US spies on virus origins
"Gordon in a White House briefing on Thursday president trump stepped up his accusations against China but he's at odds with his own intelligence officials seemingly yes it was remarkable because earlier in the day the US intelligence community put out quite carefully worded statements basically saying it was looking at the origins of the virus it saw nothing to suggest that the virus had was man that may eat weather had been this theory that perhaps it was some kind of volley away from which it escaped they were clearly question that but saying in a careful way they were looking at all possible theories including the idea that it could have escaped from a lab which was working on a a naturally occurring virus that something which some of president trump's allies have been pushing quite hard and then later in the day were present trump was almost about it he seemed to suggest that he'd seen intelligence backing up the theory but then wouldn't say what it was I'm not certainly been met with some cool shouldn't in the United States and elsewhere because I think there is this understanding that president trump is pushing quite hard on China he wants to places much blame if you count on China and so it may well be pushing that theory and U. S. spies clearly I'm at least publicly have been very cautious about going on with any coming down that theory of me saying it is one of a number of calls that are open to investigation go to the top of the program we have the head of the U. N. saying it would just be nice if people worked with each other it's not too much to ask is it in a situation like that and I think we should say that four police talk about spies and complete there are there is a lot of international recesses international research government and agencies look like the W. H. I. but it will say countries academic groups businesses all collaborating and working together in many cases across board is to develop things like faxing them to share information so they raise their free some of that going on but certainly particularly between the U. S. and China there is this tension which was there anyway but before the crisis but which has been accelerating accentuated by the coronavirus crisis between the two countries as a as they really kind of shop in some of their attacks on
Coronavirus: Trump says China wants him to lose re-election
"The US President Donald Trump has said. He believes join us. Handling of corona virus proves it wants to make him lose his reelection bid in. November trump has been blaming China for the global pandemic since. The outbreak began to unpack all this. I'm joined by Isabel. Hilton the editor of China. Dialogue unto Bike Load Harrington who senior lecturer in American politics to Demonstrate University. Welcome both back to monocle. Twenty four glow. If I may start with you what is it? Trump is doing is trying to find someone to blame for his poor polling numbers and also for the difficult economic situation the. Us is facing. Now yes I think that would be a lot to do with it. M A as as I've been watching all of this unfold. I DID WONDER EM. You know how he would try to frame the blame. I suppose you could say because obviously the the party would be to deflect any blame away from himself and I I did think they were a number of options you know he could have gone for perhaps blaming the previous administration. That's always convenient 'em but that's a bit too historic. No so no and he could have blamed the the Democrats example or any of the Democrats would again that sort of puts attention onto opponents which you might not want to do and so the the the kind most substantial source of flame I suppose in perhaps the most obvious from his perspective would be to blame the Chinese and obviously U. S. China relationship was already A complex and and strange shall we say and but it's obviously gone to new heights. No but trump is you know looking towards Novembre realizing that you know this now is going to be the defining issue of his presidency or via four year. Or perhaps more and I'm he needs to start fighting back so he has now. I guess I have to ask this question from you. Do you think there is any credibility whatsoever to Donald? Trump's latest claim that he seen evidence corona virus actually originated in Chinese laboratory. Well all I can say is you know. I really moments of of of dangerous stress for for for the world like this. We can only listen to experts and scientists and you know people who who sort of this kind of thing for a living so I would be slow to take the president's words on board based on that and now code ninety nine deeds initially give Donald trump and approval bump but things have changed quite a lot sooner seventeen they have and you know. I suppose a very convenient response to that might be. You can say well I don't believe the polls which is a you know something that he came out with the other day now. Obviously you know. He's had his sorts of 'EM AUNTIE EM mainstream media platform since day one and his supporters at really embraced that I think it's part of his appeal that you know he's He's other he is outside that Sort of Knowing the news bubble if he kind of makes his own news and so so choosing to not believe the polls is very convenient. I do have to say though. I mean when you look at his daily pulled raising generally speaking. They're pretty consistent you know. He's in the low forty s all the time. This current crisis hasn't really moved out in in any meaningful way and I think you know He. He lost a little bit of support way back early on in his presidency near the start but ever since then his supporters have remained. I would say unconditionally loyal and I think things would have to change quite a lot between now and November. And maybe they will you know economically if nothing else am before his his his loyal and support base will step away from him and then obviously his opponents sort of has his own em issues and shortcomings so trump would probably be very very keen to get back on the campaign trail as soon as possible. Because that's where he really shines those rallies are wearing these people come in you know when they have a very sort of a A positive connection I suppose he's being deprived the moment
Coronavirus: Trump signs order on immigration green card suspension
"President trump first tweeted about this late Monday night and now he's done it in order to protect our great American workers I've just signed an executive order temporarily
Coronavirus: Trump unveils plan to reopen states in phases
"News the trump administration has released its three part plan for how states should re open to businesses but DC mayor Muriel Bowser says the city will have to wait to implement that mayor Bowser says DC is not yet over the peak of the corona virus pandemic and they will continue to follow their experts say is happening on the ground we need to see two weeks of declining infection and hospitalization and that will tell us that we were on the other end of this virus she says people need to continue to stay at home the last thing we want to do is to move the gains that we've made and make sure that we're opening up our economy like a faucet slowly so that we can be safe and getting back to work stay at home orders remain in effect in DC until may fifteenth in Virginia until June fifteenth and in Maryland until further
Coronavirus: Trump unveils plan to reopen states in phases
"That I do big story of course is the president outlining what the plan is to reopen the economy the guidelines for states to start doing that because of course have largely been shut down by the pandemic the opening up America again plan is what they're calling it has three phases it gives governors the authority to make decisions about how their states move forward in the coming weeks and months so blame it on the governor's you don't like it because that's really the way they're looking at the labor department says more than five million new unemployment claims in the stimulus plan to help small businesses are out of cash on Thursday so we're staggering our economy it's unthinkable under weeks of severe coronavirus restrictions and we saw U. S. death spike to a daily high of almost twenty five hundred but what is the impact of all this means I mean more than thirty three thousand people dead and then looking at the statistics and the unemployment rate surging to nearly sixteen percent by July is what they're saying you think sixteen percent yeah that's higher than any point during or since the Great Depression rather higher than any point which is crazy if you think about that so opening up the opening up of the America again and what are the social distance guidelines that are gonna be set by the White House task force at the end at the end they'll and may first as they're saying and it involves the three phases and they wouldn't start until states had fourteen consecutive days of decreases in the crowd of virus cases and had testing and hospital capacity to deal with potential spikes so that's pretty much it the three phases are about no spikes you're going in the opposite direction we can see it happening and you make the call as to when that is in there saying movie theaters would be allowed to reopen in the first of the three phases when theaters along with restaurants and sports save the churches will be allowed to welcome people back is if there is a big deal and they're leaving that up to who ever the governors of the particular state where they can consider is that what they want to do does that make
Coronavirus: Trump says peak is passed and US to reopen soon
"President trump says the U. S. is likely past the peak now a coronavirus cases in that whole announcing new guidelines for re opening the economy later on today he was asked about states that don't follow those guidelines to do whatever we want but we wouldn't do that no we would have the right to close down what they're doing if we want to do that but we don't want to do that and I don't think there'll be any reason to
Coronavirus: Trump retweets call to fire gov't expert Fauci
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"coronavirus trump" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check
"Journalists at the briefings which is another way to deflect attention away from his administration's own record on this. They are so desperate right now. They view the corona virus response as one of the key things that people will look at when they're going to the voting booths in November and they are really eager to create some sort of narrative that they have been on top of this. And I think that that's why you are seeing the way that he's paving right now Nancy. I'm curious the fact that the president not only took several days where he made sure to stress at. This was a Chinese virus. He has tried to attack China for its role and now attacking the World Health Organization. How much in in your reporting is this? A strategy to make this the fault of overseas rivals and the domestic response being. What's what's saving Americans? I think that that's a huge part of it. I think that his base has always enjoyed the idea that you know these international rivals Are To blame for something. Be It a trade war or things like that. The administration has been calling out. China released a campaign with unfair trade practices or intellectual property issues and so this virus is just the latest instance of the president. Really trying to make this a problem with the Chinese and put that blame block on China which a bunch of his base is already quite skeptical of and so I think that You know it's a it's a deflection strategy Dan despite sort of all this infighting and also this pointing of fingers you know even to other countries at this point. Do you feel like the administration is on. Track to have a cohesive response to this. No I think there's been a lot of progress in the past number weeks. The president is much more serious. There are multiple teams deployed in the federal government. Working on this around the clock so credit. Where do there's been progress at the same time? There's still massive disorganization and teams not necessarily aligned. We've reported on Jared Kushner's team Adam Cancun Nancy and I we've reported on the competing Forces within the administration there still is a lack of clarity and often it gets settled by the President or pens or some other power center. And I think that's just set to continue for weeks to come as states look for aid and don't necessarily know where to go as people on the ground on always have perfect information and the big question to me is. What is the plan to get us from here to to a return to normalcy? They're competing groups within the White House. There's some outside advisors like Scott. Gottlieb who've put forward multi-stage preparations that need to get underway. Now the White House has yet to embrace any of them fully and I think that's what we need to see if we WANNA come out of this period where I'm in my house. You're in your house Nancy's with her family. Once we get back to some normalcy we are going to have to change the way. The daily life works. The White House still hasn't laid out. What kind of testing? That would look like what sort of procedures and protocols will need to be followed. And that's what I'm digging into now. One thing that I'm digging into now is. The White House is in the process of forming another task force focused on the economy. And it's going to deal with reopening the economy but a lot of what they're trying to do is come up with strategies about how to boost economic growth when that economy opens like potentially proposing additional tax cuts or things like that. But that's very different than reopening the economy and making sure that there's the testing in place that's needed or there's the ability to isolate people if they're sick or there's an ability to treat people and so one thing that I'll be looking for is how this economic task force that is developing inside. The White House now is going to interact with this existing task force. And is this something that is a helpful add on or is it just another point of infighting in the administration and? I think that that's something that I'll be watching in the coming weeks. That's it for our show. I'm Dan Simon..
"coronavirus trump" Discussed on POLITICO's Pulse Check
"Moustache? Dan Don't do it. Don't do it Dan. It's too late Nancy. It's already taking shape much to the Chagrin of my wife who's been the only person outside of one source on a video call cmih with it. Looks Pretty horrible? I I gotta be honest. Okay I hope we can expect to get a picture of this on twitter. At some point I'm supposed to interview former surgeon. General Vivek Murthy on a video call next week for Yale and I'm debating whether to lean in and really have this bushy and robust or to use that as be the cutoff point for literally the cutting off of the Dr not sure. I think nothing screams Yale. More than a handlebar and to be honest I think hopefully getting back to politico and seeing you with one is what's going to get me through the next couple weeks or however long. We are doing this for Jeremy. What I'm trying to do actually as I'm trying to distract from the mop of hair on the top of my head which is totally out of control and I don't know anything to do about that so I figure if I can get people focused on the ridiculous handlebar instead. They will overlook the hairstyle. I am now cultivator. I'm now imagining you. As a member of the allman brothers band. It's pretty simple well. Well you've been growing awesome handlebar moustache. Dan a lot has been going on at the White House. We talk last week about the president's embrace of unproven drugs but trump has become an increasingly strong promoter. Recently of of one anti-malaria drug hydroxy chloroquine as a treatment for corona virus despite warnings from health officials And I want to ask both of you. Nancy Cook and Dan Diamond about this one. Why do you think trump has been so fixated on this drug? I think that he's latched onto it. Because he is desperate for some sort of solution to offer the American people to say my administration has this under control and they have really been so far behind on things like testing and making sure that states have supplies like ventilators and I think that the administration wants to project this idea that they are on top of this and so trump has really latched onto the idea of this miracle. Drug that he wants to tell people will help them solve the problem or you know. Give them some relief and he's really latched onto it and a bunch of his supporters. Have as well you know. Fox News hosts have people around him. It's very controversial. Among health officials inside the administration but surprisingly there are a bunch of political advisors policy advisors economic advisers trump himself Fox news host. That they that he talks to regularly and they're all really on board with this idea because they are so desperate for some sort of solution to offer the American people even if it is just a sort of a temporary salve or something that could just they believe could help people Dan. What's your take on this Nancy's rate trump is looking for way to speedily and this crisis this drug he and some of his advisors believe is a magic bullet. I just think evidences in various the health advisors that that I talked to inside and outside the administration have a lot of concerns and at best There are anecdotal reports that this drug works at worst. There's evidence that really Raises REST CARDIAC RECE- specifically Especially when taken with another drug that the president has recommended to throw so. I'm trying to think of a precedent for this moment. And the only one that comes to mind is from a movie Contagion Twenty Eleven Steven soderbergh movie where there was also a cure being hawked Alan Today on twitter. You wrote that the truth about this viruses being kept from the world by the CDC by the World Health Organization to allow friends of the current administration to benefit from it both financially and physically They're all therapies. We know are effective right now. Like for Cynthia and they don't even appear on the CDC website on your blog. You also wrote that the World Health Organization is somehow in bed with pharmaceutical company. Because they are that's he stands to gain from this they're working handing love and the hand is reaching into our pockets. The CDC is exploring forsythias and other homeopathic treatments. But right now there's no science to back any of these claims and I watched a few clips from that movie the other day. And it's almost note for note What what's happening now in real life. Though of course in that movie that cure turned out to be a total phony. And it's it's a case in that film and I think in real life of people looking for hope but not necessarily wanting to wait for the scientific evidence. What one person who's been sort of tampering down? That hope is Dr Anthony Fauci who has become sort of leading voice. I think for a lot of people you know following this story on expert advice when it comes to the corona virus. He has been publicly skeptical about the drug. But you've been reporting that other career. Health officials have been even more critical than foul on this but told not to. Publicly contradict trump. About this drug. I mean I found that that kind of shocking to hear. Is it surprising to both of you reporting on this? That experts are essentially being told not to dispense health expertise. I don't find it surprising at all. Because if you look back to the beginning of the trump administration The president has always expressed a deep deep skepticism of experts in their field. People work in the government bureaucracy. He calls them the deep state you know he has done this with people at the State Department. He has done this with foreign policy experts. He has done with the this the intelligence community and so him being very skeptical of health officials is just sort of the latest instance in this pattern of him. Not Putting a lot of trust or faith in experts across the government but Dan I guess in this situation. What's different is. This is science and this. Is You know a pandemic. So that makes it feel a little bit different than than not listening to you. Know International Affairs. Experts are experts on other issues. Like is this a different situation? I find the whole episodes shocking. I I think it is not unusual that the president might have thoughts on economic policy that are informed by his real life lived. Experience President is not a doctor. Tony Fao she is. She has spent fifty plus years in government. Working on this exact issue. If the president is not listening to Tony Fallacy but is instead taking advice from proponents of the drug who frankly have included huckster and fraudsters a study that was put out in France already under review by by the publication. I think we tried to imagine Barack Obama touting a drug that Rachel motto had been promoting on her show to fight a bola. I mean this stuff is not done for a reason and I can't remember in my time covering healthcare a president who has waited into the science despite having a total lack of credentials to do so and all of this You've both reported in a story together. Has led to a pretty significant rift within the White House Nancy Year reporting that this has caused a split of the trump administration essentially into three camps. Can you outline what those three camps are sure? So I think that Well one this has this sort of highlights a long-standing rift that has happened just between two camps that economic people in the health people and so that's sort of the the broader picture they have been warring with each other over the public health risks at the corona virus presents and also the desire to reopen the economy. But then I think that there are different camps inside the White House. There are a bunch of policy advisers political advisors You know outside advisers who think that strug is great and they should just move forward with it. There's a second group That is a bit more cautious. That says will this drug could be used. Potentially doctors can use it. They can prescribe it to patients but they have to know the patients and know the risks. And then there's a third group of which out she is a part of Dr Fatty and that's a group of health officials that are basically saying we really need more evidence We need more studies on how this drug affects people. You know. It's a drug that is used for people to treat malaria and Lupus There's not a ton of studies yet. About what the what? The potential uses with corona virus. And I think that there's a concern among health officials that if you move too quickly people could get hurt by both the corona virus and potential side effects of using this drug on top of some of this infighting that's been caused by trump's focus on this drug. We saw trump you know publicly attack the HHS inspector general this week for producing a report on on Corona Virus Readiness Inspector General Really. It's wrong this. Was You know? Report that involved interviewing more than three hundred hospitals and healthcare systems Dan. You've reported a good amount on the inspector general. What was the president so angry about with this report and was was he right to be angry at all. I think the president was angry about two things Jeremy. First anytime he hears the words Inspector General. The president has a longstanding aversion to the various issues around the government who have authored some of the most damning reports about his administration. I think the second piece is that the inspector general and HHS found evidence that hospitals were not ready for this response and some of that lack of readiness was because of the federal government. The president was angry also because some of the findings were days old. The hospitals were surveyed about ten days before the report was made public. There was a second. Hhs official onstage Brent Joie who also was critical of the reports said that he should found out about it before the report was made public. I don't know the Inspector General. I don't know that person I tell you one thing. I have a problem with if there was such a problem that she knew about or he knew about on March. Twenty third and twenty fourth. Why did I find out about the test from them on the on the news media at eight o'clock this morning but but I think this is telling for a deeper reason? We were talking about the career officials who are nervous to speak up about hydroxy chloroquine. This is exactly the reason why they get so worried that the president will go on national TV in single out career officials mock them they will potentially lose their jobs and all of my years covering the health and Human Services Department. This is the first time I can remember the Inspector General being so much in the target of a president despite some pretty tough reports this. Hhs Inspector General has put out tough reports on trump's former health secretary. Tom Price using charter jets. Had put out tough reports on the response to family separation and as a reporter who investigates a Health Department. There's nothing better than when the inspector general comes out with a report. Six months later nine months later a year later that corroborates investigations into the trump administration. So they do a lot of important brave work and frankly disheartening to see the president attack them for doing their job. I want to put this to both of you. And I'll start with you. Nancy you know trump touting hydroxy chloroquine trump attacking the inspector general. These things together. Do you think it reveals anything? Larger about the state of his response to Corona virus. Right now I think that the administration has bungled the response so far and the president is looking for both miracle to save it and also people to blame whether it be career officials You know the CDC which a lot of White House officials privately blamed for the lag testing. You know he's blaming the Chinese government for What he says covering up the disease earlier the virus early on You know he gets invites..
Coronavirus: Trump to defy 'voluntary' advice for Americans to wear masks
"New York president Donald Trump said today the centers for disease control and prevention is now recommending that Americans work cloth masks or some type of face covering prevent the spread of the corona virus trump noting that a symptomatic people appear to be playing a bigger role in spreading the virus than first thought they also stressed the voluntary nature of the request to CVC is advising the use of non medical cloth face covering as an additional voluntary public health measures so it's voluntary I have to do it and they suggested for a third time but this is voluntary trump said he does not think he is going to do it the president also said the federal government will reimburse hospitals treating uninsured Americans recovered nineteen trump said he'll use the defense production act banned the export of critical medical items during the
"coronavirus trump" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"And our thanks to nick for that report joining me now to discuss Maryland governor. Larry Hogan a Republican governor. Thanks so much for joining us today. You announced your state. Maryland is going to close non essential businesses starting at five pm but Y- you're not ordering a shelter in place Like your neighbors. Delaware and West Virginia at at least ten other states have done. Why not? Well really it's it's sort of SEMANTICS J. Coming certain states are taking different steps ours are somewhat more restrictive than many of the states that are calling it shelter in place. We directed and strongly suggested a people stay in their homes unless they really need to leave for certain essential purposes but we've closed more businesses than many of those states that have so called ordered shelter in place but we've been one of the most aggressive states in the country. One of the first to call you know declare state of emergency one of the first close schools one of the first to close bars and restaurants and our actions to get today. Go Pretty Far I we had six hundred seventy eight percent increase over the weekend and Marilyn. We're taking many of the same steps that you're you were just talking about in New York. We're adding six thousand hospital beds. We've got FEMA opening up two hundred and fifty bed hospital in our convention center in Baltimore And we're doing everything we can to not only take steps on social distancing But to really ramp up and and and deal with this massive crisis. We're going to have with providing healthcare to all of these folks and We're also trying to address with the impact of the economy that you were just talking about So we announced the number of steps today to help our small businesses and those people who are losing their jobs which is kind of a dual attack at the same time. How do we save lives? And how do we also help? People economically right Maryland has had. I believe these numbers are the latest two hundred. Eighty eight confirmed cases of coronavirus and three Marylanders. Who HAVE TRAGICALLY DIED? Do you think that by not ordering a shelter in place even though you are taking other very aggressive measures That there might be Marylanders. Who are not getting the message. Perhaps in terms of the direction that you just gave which is please stay at home. Yes so actually. As I said we're our closing of all those essential businesses actually goes further than many of the states. That said that they were they. Were sheltering in place. But they're still making people go to work and they still have businesses open so we just believed that the actions were taking are going to be more effective. Okay also We have a we have we have. You can't have a gatherings of more than ten people in one place and we have Directed today all of our state and local law enforcement to actually get out there and start make not not arresting people but messaging to people that they've got to disperse those crowds. Which I I date to do that. We're going to start making people break up these large gatherings that we've seen as you've seen on the reports all across the country all the chairman of the National Governor's Association and we had We had another meeting this afternoon. Just report I went on the air with you with the vice president and fifty two governors talking about all these Issues and what's what individual states Are are doing as they see fit in their individual states and we continue to hear reports from Moscow to help we need from the federal government. Yeah well speaking of that. We continue to hear reports from hospitals from healthcare professions. People on the front lines. They need more masks. They need ventilators they need. Icu BEDS and so on is Maryland. Getting are you getting what you need from the Federal Government will no? Nobody's getting what they need. And that's one of the things we keep talking about now. Here's the good news is that's the bad news and I you know we can all talk about what hasn't happened and we all we've heard about it over and over again. We're no state in. America has enough masks or ventilators or any of the. Ppi that were they. Were all desperately needing. We're all trying to address in our individual states and we're also pushing as hard as we can at the federal level. They have made some progress. The private sector is ramping up Fema is starting to deliver some of those supplies out to the states and each of us are making these decisions on our own to ramp up production and our own states and to get things on the open market. But it's it's not a great situation But I can tell you. We are making some progress. But that's going to be a key. Continue to be a pinch point where We don't have enough to to handle the surge. Which is why we're doing all these other things to try to lower the demand. We can't have all these people Getting sick at the same time and crowding hospitals and one of the things I've heard is a problem. I heard this from governor Pritzker of Illinois is a because there isn't like one national centralized individual or organization trying to get masks ventilators P. P. Bids Etcetera four the states You're all competing with each other. Your bidding against Illinois who is bidding against New York who's bidding against California driving up the prices and not solving the problem I think Senator Murphy referred to it as a lord of the flies situation. Is that a problem. You're having I think it's it's it's a little bit of a problem. Look I think fema just as of Thursday or Friday. They made the decision that Fema was gonNA take the lead at the federal level and and is trying to coordinate those things and drive them out. So it's that's progress from where we were before But also having the states having the flexibility to be able to go outside that process and and get some of the things that we need individually is not such a bad idea. I kind of agree with both sides of on the argument of this. Yes we should be doing a better job at the federal level. Yes they should be getting this stuff out to us but the states have been able to go out and get things on our own and we. We should be able to have that flexibility as well so I I kind of agree with both sides of the argument and Look I. It doesn't matter who is responsible or should be responsible or who should have done what we're all just going to do everything it takes at the federal state and local level to take action right now the try to you know. Keep people safe and to save people's lives right now. We could snap our fingers in have everything we want Theoretically health officials say they would want everyone to stay in place where they are freeze where they are and then do widespread testing to find out where the disease is where the viruses and isolate those individuals. What IS THE STATE OF TESTING IN MARYLAND? Right now I know that there are more tasks now than there. Were two weeks ago even one week ago. How efficient is it right now? How much are you able to get a hold on what the problem actually is in Maryland? So it's not nearly enough In Maryland just like it isn't anywhere else but we're up More than five hundred percent of where we were just a few days ago. So we're rapidly escalating. The amount of tests we. We've we've got a private labs here in Maryland that are that are Increasing the lap capacity. I think we just today got Just announce that we've got another thousand tests coming in from Chinese company. We have Johns Hopkins in Maryland. That's doing their own testing. We were on the first states in the country to get approved and we. I signed an executive order today. to expedite the approval of labs. So we can go around the federal process not wait for the F. D. D. A. And to just get our own testing moving forward and we got some additional tests in Through FEMA from the federal government so While it's still not great It's It's progress and we're We're far far ahead of where we were say last Thursday or Friday and what about school kids in Maryland. What is the decision there? I believe some. Some schools have announced Some states have announced that schools basically cancelled till the end of the year. Some states are trying to do remote learning What's the situation in Maryland? Had you made it? Have you made one As for the end of this school year. Yeah so I was the first or second governor in America to close all schools statewide. And we're in the process very quickly. I'm going to try to make that decision. We've we've met with all of our local school superintendents that try to make sure what capacity we for the ability to provide distance learning and online learning for our kids. And we're GONNA try to figure that out based on all the best available evidence A few states have made the decision to cancel school for the rest of the year. We haven't made that yet for K. Through twelve we have for all of our universities and colleges across the state governor Larry Hogan Republican governor of the Great State of Maryland. Thank you for your time. Best of luck to you as you tackle this crisis. Thank you jake coming up. An accent stalemate what is holding up the nearly two trillion dollar economic package plus British Prime Minister. Boris Johnson. About the speak. Will he announced stricter new measures? Stay with us in the race to save jobs and the US economy a two trillion dollar stimulus package from Congress is stalled right now. Because of partisan bickering the bill could provide two hundred fifty billion dollars worth of direct payments to Americans three hundred. Fifty billion and forgivable small business loans and another possible two hundred billion dollars for the airline industry but both Senate Republicans and Democrats are accusing each other of making outrageous. Additions and Democrats have blocked any vote forward on the measure. Cnn's Phil manningly Capitol Hill Phil. What are the kinds of items? Both sides are trying to tack ONTO THIS BILL AT J. Keep in mind here. This is going to be the largest economic funding package. In the history of the country possibly up to two trillion dollars and that means a lot of extraneous stuff is going to be thrown into the mix seen a Republican aide says Democrats proposed things like expanded collective bargaining opportunities for Democrats emissions for airlines as well expansions of solar and wind. Tax Credits something. Republicans are obviously deeply opposed to Democrats countered that Republicans had extended fund proposed extended funding for abstinence education. It also put a prohibition and Small Business Administration loans for things like a disabled group homes Rape Crisis Centers. It's a back and forth. That underscores really the tensions that have almost taken over this process up to this point now. Those smaller issues which are really ramped. Everybody up the reason things are stalled right now. The real reason is that there are two issues. Democrats are holding out on the they want more protections more oversight for a five hundred billion dollar loan fund that would go out to larger distressed companies. They also want more money to be kicked out to states and localities and cities those are the two key points of negotiation as it occurs right now and as I speak Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer is meeting with Treasury Secretary. Steve Mnuchin they still plan. They say to have a deal today. They've been saying that for several days. Jake all right Phil manningly. Thank you so much president. Trump's top economic advisor warning today the. Us government might have to make some difficult tradeoff when it comes to balancing corona virus restrictions and the survival of the US economy left unstated. What exactly will we be trading off here for Economic Stability Lives Health? Who's how many Kaelin Collins reports? There's now growing debate in the White House. About whether the president's social distancing guidelines to help save lives are worthy economic damage.
"coronavirus trump" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"Wings. Tacoma FD all new Thursday's attack on TV. We're back with health lead in a new debate spilling out into the public from the White House. On whether social distancing guidelines are worth the economic pain aides telling CNN the president trump and some of his top economic officials are growing more and more anxious as the initial. Fifteen day period continues. They want people to go back to work. In a matter of days despite warnings from top health officials that that may be premature and actually cause more deaths. Cnn's Kaitlan Collins is live at the White House healing. We just heard from the president's top economic adviser Larry cudlow. He seemed to confirm that. They're considering sending people back to work. Yeah he was backing up with. The President. Said this morning talking about you know. We don't want the cure to be worse than the problem itself. And this is one of the president's closest top economic advisers and listen to how Larry cudlow answered this question about whether or not they really are considering easing these guidelines. They put in place just a week ago. We can't shut in the economy. The economic cost to individuals is just too great. So let's see how this thing plays out. More testing is essential and we're loading up with tests. Now that's going to be a big help but the president is right. The Cure can't be worse than the disease. And we're going to have to make some difficult trade offs you notice there. Jackie doesn't say exactly what he believes. Those difficult trade offs are going to be. But what you're seeing is this split on the president's Cordova Task Force team between the Economic Advisers and the doctors and the scientists. You see people like Kudlow. The treasury secretary other officials telling the president. You know that having stores and restaurants and gym's closed like this is just having too great of an impact on the economy. They want to figure out a way to get younger. People who they believe are as much of it risk for this disease to be able to go back to work but then you have the doctor foul she. The doctor burks these other doctors on the team. Who were saying if you let people go to work too early? If you ease these restrictions too soon it is not only going to a not help contain the spread of this virus. But it's also going to devastate our healthcare system when all of these people are to go in and go to the hospitals and get treatment because their conditions are so severe so it is the split. Jake there is a question of you. Know which side is going to win here right now. The indication is that the president is favoring easing these guidelines. But whether or not people like Senator Lindsey Graham people were saying you know the economy's not going to matter if the virus spreads in it's uncontrollable at this point whether or not those people are able to get through to him. Is the question at this point. All Right Kaelin Collins. Thanks so much joining me now to discuss this New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. Who's out with a new piece titled a plan to get America back to work? Mr Friedmann Tom. Thanks so much for joining us. You you've been studying different options for how to help restart the economy. You feel like you've landed on one that would mean instead of these statewide. Stay at home orders. Only certain groups of people would be restricted. How would that work? And when would it happen Jake? On this is a proposal by Dr David Katz. And it's actually a very tiered proposal which I'm Larry cudlow. Who actually told us. Two weeks ago the disease had been contained so I think no one should be listening to him. The idea that he's out telling anyone anything is appalling to be Larry. Kudlow and the president have clearly mangled. So let me walk through with you. What I wrote in my column what Dr Katz was proposing. It's a it's a tiered plan begins first of all with radical social distancing and sheltering in place. Okay he was proposing a fourteen day period because the disease usually manifest within five to twelve day. So you know whether you've got it all after that along with it dramatic testing wherever we can so we can determine the gross number of people actually. Ha- best as we can the gross number of people who are flooded with Corona Virus. And how many are suffering Just a little. How many a lot. And how many are tragically dying? If it turns out that the statistics that have been emerging from China South Korea Japan. Hong Kong are correct. That about maybe less than one percent actually die from the disease. This many are seriously afflicted then we can begin to do what kind of a vertical process where we protect those who are most likely to be die from the disease those seventy sixty and those with weak immune systems and then we can gradually once. We've actually kept people in Cyprus fourteen days and see who doesn't have it gradually fold them back into the economy and get them working again while also constantly testing the beauty of his plan is I see. Jake is that was totally missing in the country. Right now is any sense that we have the president went from. It's a hoax too. It's a war too. I don't really want to fight this war. WanNa get the economy back and people what business leaders are looking for not to mention average citizens is tell me. Just tell me you have a plan. Tell me if I need a shelter in place for a week. Two weeks whatever. Tell me you have a plan. And that's what's been missing here. We keep bouncing around and they believe what Dr Katz is offered is one plant. I'm not a medical expert. I looked from others but it seems to be. This is where the discussion should be going and governor Cuomo this morning really endorsed this approach and try to give it a lot more publicity. So maybe someone in the White House. They'll be listening so it's interesting because it's it's very different from what we're hearing floated from people close to the president which is more of just in two weeks or in one week at this point. Just try to go back to normal. This actually would impose stricter stay at home. Quarantine order for two weeks to really try to stop the disease spreading at all then aggressive testing which also does not testing has increased a lot. But your doctor. Cats are talking about much more aggressive testing so people really have an idea where this disease is and then talking about trying to get to some semblance older people that yeah exactly folding people back once we know from the testing okay. This number of young people actually can be severely impacted by the Z's the vast majority not do. We know that we're still not quite sure. This many older people this many very older people once we know that once also kept people inside for fourteen days and have a better grasp but again fourteen days. We don't know for sure either. We can begin than folding people back into the economy accompanied with more testing and temperature taking so we really are doing it on the basis of science and a real strategy rather than the president reading a column in the morning or story and saying Yeah I. I don't WanNa be locking up the economy much anymore. That's how I feel today when I felt something different yesterday. That's crazy and the idea that you have the national economic advisor giving medical directives in advice about the economy is insane. Okay and that's what we got what what is killing business in this country. Jason was killing. Just the average person emotionally is. They want they don't feel that there's a plan that there's an end date. There's a strategy. That is what leadership is about. And that has been the the real failure of this administration and just lastly I just want to make sure and I think you've made the point very well. But if president trump were just two in a week or two. Just say okay. We're lifting these orders and everybody should go back to work. You think that would be a disaster. I think that would complete if you do that. On the basis of no data on not on the basis of science I from everything I have heard from doctors. You overwhelm the hospital system. And then you really set us back. And by the way their stories. Just beginning to emerge from Italy that they're radical social distancing and sheltering place may be working all right. Thomas Friedman always good to have you on. Thank you so much for your time. Appreciate Democrats voting almost in lockstep against moving forward on the economic package two trillion dollars to help rescue the American economy. We're going to talk to the lone Democratic senator who broke ranks and voted to proceed. That's next stay with us and we're back with the breaking news. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer telling. Cnn's Maharaj you that he is meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin right now in the hopes of striking a deal for the bailout package the economic injection into the economy. This comes after. The Senate failed to advance that two-trillion-dollar relief bill for Corona virus with all Democrats voting against it except for one Alabama Democratic Senator Doug Jones who joins us now Senator you join with Republicans. Today voted against the bill debating. It yesterday why the change? Because I think there's been great. Progress Jake. That is exactly what the message has been from everybody. On both sides we've made progress That was the message that I wanted. Get yesterday because quite frankly I think we'd had about a twenty four hour period where there was no progress. Where senator McConnell pulled his people off to write a bill and there was very little progress taking place in the twenty four hours before but there has been significant progress in the last twenty four hours. Everybody recognizes that in. Everybody believes they're going to get it done. I believe that we needed to really send a message to the American people and the the clock is ticking that we need to get this done and we need to get done now and the best way to do that is to proceed and just to be clear. This is just a vote that would allow debate on the bill. There would be thirty hours of debate and additions and subtractions. So are your fellow. Democrats just playing political games. No I don't think that the Democrats are playing games at all anymore than senator. Mcconnell is playing political games. We should've taken this. Vote Jake. Everybody knew this was going to fail. The Sh should've just stayed behind closed doors and continue to work until we have a deal because when we have a deal you're going to get overwhelming Republican and democratic support. And it's going to. We're going to wave a lot of the procedural rules. We're not going to have thirty hours of debate if we get this deal done. We're going to get it done. We're going to send it to the House and hope they can get it done quickly and get it to the president's desk this is just not the way the Senate is supposed to operate. I mean we should not be doing things like this and taking these silly votes that are gonNA fail. We need to continue to work. And by the way the other thing the biggest complaint I've got no one should see my vote today on emotion to proceed saying we've got great progress. No what you see that as a vote of yes on a final package week. The problem is we don't know what it's looking at. We're wanting to proceed on something. We don't even know what it is is. It's just games on Bosox right to be honest with well. That's that's my I mean. You said Democrats aren't playing games anymore than Mitch. Mcconnell is but then you describe ways in which you think Mitch McConnell's playing games so games on both sides. Let let's move into the substance of the bill. Your fellow Democratic senator. Chris Murphy said that the bill as it stands right now would bail out corporations and not solve the public health crisis going on. Is He wrong? I think that there is more money that is being put as I understand it. More money will be being put into the public health crisis. I think it's the bill that was originally done on. Friday would not have solved a public health crisis. I don't think it solving now. I don't think it's helping. City state. Governments Republicans seem to be pushing back on that something. I've really really been pushing them. The biggest problem that we're seeing and I see this as a huge problem is a five hundred billion dollar fund that they'll go to the secretary of the Treasury to basically do what the heck wants to with it without even notifying telling anybody or having any transparency. I think we're making progress on getting more money to hospitals and healthcare providers. I think we're making progress on getting funds to local governments because they're hemorrhaging right now. They are on the front lines. They are bleeding. Just like business is that we've got to do something with and I think we hopefully are going to be making progress own some transparency of five hundred billion dollars of taxpayer money and how it will be spent. What do you say to the American people who are watching this all play.
"coronavirus trump" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"Now from Dubai into the other contender for the Democratic nomination for President Bernie Sanders. He's on four of the Sunday shows today making a big push at of Tuesday's primaries. David Sirotta join me as a brain. Twenty twenty speechwriter and senior adviser David thanks for being here. Thank you thanks for having me earlier in the week centers. That don't believe what you hear. In the media seem to be bristling at some of the coverage of his campaign. He's criticized the corporate media all season. Long It's actually been a trademark of as even going back decades. What are your critiques of the news? Media's coverage of the Sanders campaign. Look we we the main critique. Is that the media often doesn't focus on the issues that are of real importance to the American people The issues that Senator Sanders has campaigned on a climate. Change I mean there was a recent study out that says something about something like four hours of total network coverage went to climate change over the year a coverage of poverty coverage of of low wages in America coverage of the health care crisis so the the critique is that a a media that is owned by big corporations and billionaires is often not all that interested in covering the major issues that are not necessarily of economic importance to billionaires and corporations a lot of people say hey sanders he's attacking the media just like trump. I think he does it differently. But what do you think yeah it? It's not the same critique I mean here's the deal Donald Trump Impugns the existence of the media makes clear? He doesn't really think the media has a a worthwhile role in our democracy Bernie Sanders He who has put out a plan to protect journalism Bernie Sanders very much believes in the free press as a a an integral part of our democracy but his critique is again that the media often ignores the fundamentally important a public policy issues that the media should be covering and frankly that we need the media to be covering. You were journals for many years. You decided to join the campaign. Why is that why? Why did make the leap because the crises we face right now? I felt her just so important that while I was reporting on them and that reporting is important. I just felt that that that this campaign to try to tackle climate change the healthcare crisis The the wage and the economic crisis in this country it was just so important and really in this primary. There's a very stark choice and in the entire election that you've got one candidate Bernie Sanders. Who has put forward the most of far reaching plans to deal with these crises and we have a chance to actually elect that person president and so for me it was basically that that was the most important thing I could do. In my life to try. To better our society our country and our world we were just showing from the Columbia Journalism Review Bernie Sanders op. Ed about his plan for Journalism. Here it is. You can find it on C. C. JR DOT Org. Tell me a little bit more about this. Because he he says he wants to support independent journalism and strengthen media ownership rules so that big media companies can't get bigger. We have a problem in in the media in industry in this country that the media industry is consolidated. I mean it is very much. The ownership is in the hands of a handful of billionaires and corporations and what that ends up doing as we as I've alluded to before what Bernie Sanders believes it's done. Is that again? It makes the focus of media coverage not necessarily the issues of the most important to the people so one of the things he's talked about is making sure that antitrust rules are stronger to make sure that media mergers major media mergers are better reviewed He's also talked about his workplace democracy plan. Which would strengthen a union rights workplace rights for people like journalists who who can unionize and collectively bargain with their employers not only for economic benefits but for protections for their editorial independence. So that's really what that plan is about. And by the way I was talking with a Biden about this moment ago this criticism of all of the candidates in the field trump biden sanders about their age you know political columnist morning titled Two Thousand Twenty Years. The DEMENTIA CAMPAIGN. How do you respond to that? Critique of Sanders people say. They're just too old to be in the race. If you try to keep up with Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail you'll see the Bernie. Sanders is in Certainly very very good health. I mean I've tried to keep up with him on the campaign trail. I'm younger than him. And there. I'M NOT GONNA lie to you. There are times where where I find myself exhausted. And he's pushing forward so the point here is that you have to judge not just on their age but on their their stamina on their their physical capabilities and. I don't think anybody would argue that Bernie. Sanders is weak on the campaign trail again reporters themselves to try to keep up with him. I mean it is not easy. That guy is an energizer. Bunny David Sorta thank you so much. Thanks for being here. We have a standing by lots more talk about about the.
"coronavirus trump" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"Info graphic is worth a thousand words. So let me start an example this is from the CDC explaining social distancing. The idea of mitigation when a virus is spreading. All right. So you see. There's an excellent y axis you have this rise in daily cases and you have this number of days since the first case the idea here is that there's no action taken no intervention no protective measures. You're going to get a rapid rise in the YOU'RE GONNA have a lot more cases every day if you take actions like canceling travel avoiding public events etc. Then they're gonNA get a much slower rise in the number of cases over time and that helps healthcare system keep up. Let's advance this and show you. How Graphic is spreading in? Its own way in a good way. This is a version published by the economist. That's been going viral on social media again showing if you delay the epidemic you reduce the height of the peak of the epidemic and thus the healthcare systems able to keep up again. That's advance it again and show you version has also been showing up on twitter. This added line is the important part that says healthcare system capacity again. The idea here is if you take a lot of protective measures. Hopefully you're not overwhelming the healthcare system these graphics that have been made a number of people on twitter. This one is from Drew Harris. Who was taking the economists point and from the CDC and adding that healthcare capacity line? He says this is the difference between find. Icu bed and a ventilator or being treated in the tent in a parking lot is point. Is that the healthcare system capacity is crucial. I think we should talk more about this. Let's bring panelists back Elizabeth Rosenthal of Kaiser Health News? We were talking about protective measures as that graphic shows. What are those protective measures? Well I think the problem is people here protective measures and they think mask and gloves. But that's not really what we're talking about for the ordinary public. We're talking about not going to tight events. A may be closing schools when we lived through SARS and China. My kids schools stayed open but no kid went to school with a runny nose. They wash their hands on one thousand times a day and no kid got SARS and no kid got stomach flu or anything else during that time. So those issues like social distancing handwashing staying out of tight spaces. They make a huge difference and And we can all do those companies so we are seeing conferences and events being canceled events like south by southwest that are big media events news outlets like CNN. Have dramatically reduce the amount of travel that we are doing although certain degree after. Cover the news. So there is some travel that continues to Kathleen civilians. Let me see if I get this straight you know. We can't even put this simple graphic backup on screen. The idea here is this virus is going to keep spreading. We've got to be honest about that but if we can reduce the speed of the spread then that supports the healthcare system is that in a nutshell. Well it's it's that's an accurate picture. What again we tied back to testing and I think we have to know. This is a great big country and There are going to be hot spots Seattle. We know right now is a hot spot may move. We may see bigger outbreaks in certain areas of the country then and others. We need to identify those very quickly. Get OUT AHEAD OF THEM? Figure out how wide it spreads and then take action. I think what's happening right now. Is People Actually. Don't know what to do so out of an abundance of caution. They're canceling all kinds of things And I'm not sure that that's what the scientists would say is the best measure liberty just outlined basic precautions and everybody should be taking handwashing Stopped shaking hands making sure you're cleaning surfaces those kinds of things that will make people healthier in the long run We need to quickly start. reassessing hospital capacity and making sure we have a stockpile. I was pleased to see that. Congress added billions of dollars to Replenish the stockpile of important equipment. Ventilators and You know mass and for healthcare workers but we need to really be able to map and accurately identify for business travel for Events for schools. What is going on in the United States? What the pattern looks like what the frequency looks like an who is most vulnerable. Then you can make decisions you know. Speaking of this in the sense of reactions versus overreactions. Factory Osmond you look at social media this weekend. You can find these. The twitter threads facebook posts telling you the entire country is going to be infected in a matter of weeks or months or those examples overreactions that we have to watch out for on social media we do have to be Catholic overreactions. You want to get accurate information out there. There were model is doing incredible trying to help us build good case scenarios and also the worst-case scenarios and when my thinking about the health system capacity Brian. We're not just thinking about the equipment which were worried about the strategic national stockpile in tons of ninety-five Moss and things like that but also worried about the people who what in the healthcare system so no Lombardi. It's neither area radio hot. Hit ten percent of the doctors and nurses. They're tested positive. They were talking about bringing older doctors out of retirement and accelerating graduation dates Manassas. Like that's a position we want to get into here. Which is why taking measures early on having testing available and doing all of that public health like now can make a difference in the future final. Thought I don't I. I saw a good Catholic girl. Kathleen go ahead. I know we'll go to Elizabeth. I'll I'll I was going to say is the other thing. I think we have to be telling the public right now. This is not a short term issue. It will be a year Likely before we have a vaccine so this is not about March. This is about the next multiple months. We don't know if it's going to come back in the fall with a vengeance so we need to actually prepare people. Not just what they're going to do for the next two weeks but what they're gonNA do for the next six seven eight nine months and I think that's an important message to start to deliver right now and and I think it's really important for viewers to know that the cases are going to go up the number of cases are going to rise dramatically in the US. And that's because we're now starting to do the kind of testing and so when you see you know number of cases triples in your town or in your state. Don't get alarmed right away. Think wow this may be a good thing. 'cause now we'll understand more about the denominator. How does this virus spread? Who needs to be worried and respond appropriately? News coverage is always about proportionality right. And that's especially true. It sounds like in this case. Yes absolutely Thank you all for being here much more coming up here on reliable sources including a look at the Democratic primary.
"coronavirus trump" Discussed on Reliable Sources with Brian Stelter
"Reelection strategy. Lots to get to but first line and leadership breakdowns. When it comes to the virus we are at a critical moment governments around the world taking action and companies canceling travel and cities calling off big public gatherings every hour. Every day you can feel the spread of the virus and the spread of the quarantines the scope of the story. Frankly it's it's it's hard to get your arms around. That is a challenge for newsrooms like this one and many others right now. We need clear eyed no nonsense news coverage during this crisis just consider where we are versus a week ago. This time last Sunday that we're eighty nine confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States. Half of those run for them from the Diamond Princess cruise ship now there are at least four hundred and fifty according to CNN's count the discounts being dead constantly and the truth is no one knows the exact or full number because of testing failures. That's why these kinds of headlines are important to make clear about what's going on. Health officials are sounding alarms. Because they don't have enough test kits. This story says the flawed rollout of tests snowballed into an embarrassing fiasco of national proportions. Politicos lead to dot com right now. It says trump's mismanagement helped fuel the coronavirus crisis the Washington Post says trump administration has squandered time and loss. Control this pause on this. We've seen this before the other day. The New York Times said trump has dealt with the crow virus quote the first external crisis of his administration by repeating a string of falsehoods falsehoods. Yes but this is not the first crisis of his administration. Category Five Hurricane Maria Ravaged Puerto Rico. September twenty seventeen and the similarities between the responses are glaring news coverage conveyed the scope of the crisis in Puerto Rico. The government's is sluggish. Response was being scrutinized by the press. What did trump do we double down? He defended himself and he lashed out at others for their shortcomings. He downplayed the death toll and outright rejected the math and accused. Democrats of trying to make him look bad. He said he was the best thing ever happened to Puerto Rico so in both cases Maria than the coronavirus now we are seeing wild boost tourism. And Bogus claims they are abounding. We've seen bewildering photo op. Showing off the government's response. We've seen people at the epicenter trying to point out failures in the response and we've seen stories exposing how government agencies were under prepared. Ill prepared these stories are crucial journalists. Play a key role right now in putting pressure on local and federal governments and exposing flaws in the response journalists are spreading word about people who believe they are infected or not getting help. These are signs of a healthy news ecosystem but the US President of course perceives as bad thing. He says in a brand new tweet. The fake news media is doing everything in order to make the US look bad. Make US look bad. He says in the tweet. Trump is still patting himself on the back for restricting travel from China. Something that happened weeks ago but we are so far past that point right now. The virus is spreading rapidly in the United States but trump is doing things that undermine the response. He is continuing to contradict health. Experts like by saying that anybody can get a test which is not true right now. It's not true. His behavior of the CDC on Friday spoke volumes about his mindset. He wore a campaign hat. To this event he asked about. Fox's ratings in salt of the Democratic governor of Washington State and he brought Ukraine scandal most of the news coverage of this visit downplayed. Just how strange it was and that is a problem. We've kind of describe reality exactly as it actually is and not shy away from the abberant responses that we are seeing the commander-in-chief that also includes his aides. Some of his aides have been out there saying this has been contained. That is a lie. Thanks for there was in fact checks to that point but we need to do in. This moment is prioritize actor accurate information from experts over misinformation from politicians trump in the news media both have a tendency to make well everything about trump right but this virus door is only a little bit about trump. Should he be doing things differently. Yes for example the CDC says older Americans should limit travel. But he's not amplifying that message he should be right now in fact he can tweet about it right now. The president should lead or else he should get out of the way by all means sir. Please don't go out of your way to make a bad situation worse lead or get out of the way. Don't be an obstacle maybe. Just stay on the golf course. So that's the story about the president but the pressure point out when he is an obstacle and then move on. Don't make it all about trump. This story is too important for that. The health consequences are too serious. We're heading into a storm and the mostly East Coast. Media needs to focus on the West. Coast on locales like Washington. State word is already hitting hard. Let's take a look at some of the Sunday morning front pages from Washington State. This is the Sunday Herald in Everett. We'll we'll circle through these in Everett saying the lack of testing raising doubts the Seattle Times from pages totally dedicated to the story and the Olympia and Olympia Washington. Quoting health experts That are saying this is a pandemic and she'll be declared so so. Let's talk more about this now with my experts who are assembled here in New York and across the country. with me. Here's the editor in chief of Kaiser. Health News Dr Elizabeth Rosenthal a former CDC disease detective and current Director of the Stanford Health Communication in initiative. Doctor Seema Yasmin and former. Us Secretary of Health and Human Services. Kathleen Sibelius I'M GONNA take my own advice and pivot past the president and not talk about the president. Right now. Seamless talk about the state of the crisis. What has happened in the past couple of days and houses journalists be covering the story? I WANNA shout out those local journalists that you pointed out Brian. They are doing fantastic work on the ground in the areas hardest hit and I think really giving their readership in those areas advice and information about what isn't happening. That should be happening. And I'm really appreciating the look at how overwhelmed healthcare systems can quickly become so the the devastating news coming out of the life. Cast entering Kirkland just outside of Seattle where we've seen a number of death but alarmingly we've seen the one hundred eighty stafa seventy seven zero showing signs of this corona virus infection. And of course we're learning the what officials have been saying about. Well anyone who wants to test can get. One is not panning out to be true and reporters all covering that story. I WANNA point out. That emotion is not helpful when you are reporting emotion can get in the way and I am starting to see reporters tweet in all caps or become very frustrated while live on air. I share those frustrations trust me. I'm a medical journalist public health physician. I see what's going wrong but as reporters. Our job is to let the reporting do the talking you know. Health experts are the heroes in this story. Reporters can just bring more attention to those health. Experts get the word out so Elizabeth Longtime New York Times reporter now. The head of Kaiser Health News. What are your do's and don'ts for reporters right now. I think the most important thing is to put the number put out the numbers but put them in context. So when you say here the. Who saying three point four percent death rate you say well yes but only people who were really sick are mostly tested You know we hear the president saying Oh. I like good numbers well. Good numbers aren't low numbers in an epidemic. Necessarily it may mean as it does in the United States that. We're not testing very well right. South Korea has bad numbers quote unquote. But that's largely because they're doing the right thing they're going out and testing broadly which will save people's lives and help them understand the outlines of this epidemic. So I think we really have to put on our science hats. Go with the numbers and make sure we always put them out there but put them out there with the proper context context and Kathleen about the tests or the lack of tests. Just how big a story is this delay in getting a sufficient amount of testing. I don't think there's any question that the United States is behind on testing and what we're doing is testing people who present themselves mostly at a hospital and are very sick so we are not doing that kind of proactive. Testing epidemiology is really about pattern. And it's about frequency. So you need to know what the pattern of the diseases aware. It's spreading how spreading and then frequency in terms of the percentage of the population. And we really don't know either in the United States yet. That really is the kind of information that would give people some confidence about making rational decisions. We have to get the scientists out front we have to get the scientists to tell. Us regularly What we know and what we don't know and how fast we can know it and I think you made a great point earlier. Have the president. Stop talking His hunches are potentially very dangerous. Because we don't want to rely on his hunches. We want to rely on the science. There's no way to speed up a vaccine Skip over safety and efficacy trial so we need to have the scientists talk to the American public and then people can begin making decisions for themselves and their families and their communities That make some sense. The president lacks credibility. Most Americans know that but unfortunately millions of Americans do believe what he says when he downplays the situation asthma and that's especially true with Fox News viewers who have been told over and over again for three years not trust anything else. Yeah and I WANNA point out that we think fat viewership skews older and that we are more worried about and to your point when you talk about those case. Fatality rates provide the context and break it down by age group. Let's be honest that the the more deaths were seeing are in the over seventy s and so we want that viewership to really be aware and I just want to on the testing issue it's from a journalistic perspective. It's not only a testing technical failure. It's a regulatory failure. And I WANNA see that reported on because that Brian has implications for the next epidemic on the one ofter and we will be here again talking about another epidemic in a year five. I don't know when but we need to get those red tape issues sorted out now so that we're not having the same conversations. Let's stand by for a moment. Quick break here. And then I'm GonNa show you a graph that explains social distancing and all of this puts it into perspective. That's in just a moment. This.
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"Who aren't necessarily going to say no to ideas to. I- decisions that he may try to make and also this is part of him being just so much more folded after being acquitted of the impeachment charges and we saw obviously this list. That's being drawn up by two in order to for people to replace People to replace a certain key positions in the administration. Wed you're seeing him. Just obviously a the purge of officials that we saw immediately after the acquittal of people who testified during the impeachment inquiry and also his The the prospect of whether he's cornered pardon his close friend. Roger Shown who was convicted. Last week He does feel the sense of embolden nets he certainly enjoys as pardon power as one of the few powers of the presidency where it is fully on him and he can go virtually unchecked In that power so it is a lot of that right now that really closing in and and just being surrounded by an inner circle that is completely loyal to him And we're GONNA continue to see that. As the as the year progresses one of the things that struck me was in reporting in your newspaper and elsewhere was that it said that the among the folks helping advise the president is Ginny Thomas. Who's the wife a longtime conservative activist and the wife of us? Supreme Court justice. Clarence Thomas obviously. The president in recent days has been suggesting that liberal justices should should preclude themselves from weighing in on cases involving him because they're biased against him as the people appointed by. Democrats shouldn't have a vote in in in a minute or so that we have left. I want to touch on another thing. It seemed to me as though in some ways. The president wants to identify an opponent. His campaign I'll let Sung Min Well I'll ask Jenny. She wants to win but his campaign decided this week to sue the New York Times for liable for an opinion column written by a former executive editor. Max Frankel almost a year ago. Jenny Medina our people inside the Times taking that you know I honestly I've been spending so much time out on the campaign trail that I really. Frankly don't have a good answer for that. I don't know I think it's a is not. I think most of us are frankly focused on doing our jobs. It more less worried about the lawsuits. That are company might face so sung-min in the little time that we have left from a broader perspective. How do you contextualized the fact it? I think it's the first time in recent memory that a president's reelection campaign has sued a major American media outfit. Well it's part of. It's certainly an escalation of this war against the media that the president that the White House at the trump campaign has had Virtually since before he was elected president but I would I would you. Can't I would point to what the New York Times said in response to the lawsuit? I mean you're you. We have the first amendment in this country and you're not going to sue someone for having an opinion that the president may not like and obviously they are public officials. They have to meet a much higher standard for this to be successful and clearly The First Amendment is on this on. We're on the right side of the First Amendment here and an opinion at that. You've been hearing from sung-min Kim. She's a.
"coronavirus trump" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Week on hidden brain from NPR. This is on point. I'M NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik. We're talking about the federal government's response to the corona virus and the funding fight on Capitol Hill to make sure we in the United States are ready for the viruses. Near-certain spread whether that means contain number of cases or an epidemic that could shut down schools businesses public transportation and other places people. Gather joining me today. Razor-sharp pair of reporters Sung Men Kim with the Washington Post and Jenny Medina of the New York Times Jenny. You've heard a talking point emerged from the president's supporters particularly in media. Sean Hannity Fox News The president himself Brit Hume of Fox and others. Who say you know? Democrats are really and Whipping this up. Irresponsibly fears the corona virus. They're desperate to pin this on. The President pinned the idea that somehow this is going awry. How FAIRS THAT CHURCHES ASIAN? Are we hearing that on the campaign trail? It's actually been pretty absent from the ham pain trail at least at the last week. I think they're starting to talk about it now but I think they've actually for the most part have bent over backwards to say. This isn't a political issue. And what we need to do is reassure people you saw EMECO Bouchard. Do that on a debate stage this week and for the most part. That's what they're really trying to do on on the trail. Of course there is so much fear and confusion over this that I think it's almost impossible for people not to be whipped into a frenzy sung men you cover. Capitol Hill as well as the administration in the interplay of the two those two branches of government. The president made a budget request. As I understand it over a billion dollars it seemed as though could expand over two billion dollars which sounds like a lot of money but on Capitol Hill. A lot of public figures Democrats and some Republicans said that's not nearly enough to start addressing this. Where are they coming from on? Well Generally Democrats have always sought for more money for for these kinds of issues. But what's interesting is that you're hearing from. Republicans that perhaps the two two point. Two five billion dollar requests from the administration is not enough. And what you WANNA do for these emergency Supplemental packages that you want. You don't WanNa have to go back again and try to get more money because it wasn't enough the first time you WanNa make sure that the emergency resources that Congress allocates is enough for that first time to make sure you have all the resources to make sure you are reassuring. The public that the government has these has the appropriate amount of resources to respond to this Respond to this issue. I did think it was interesting. That you know after complaining that you know Democrats will always ask for more and Democrats will always say it's never enough. The president trump is used conference on Wednesday. Did seem to be open to raising that amount of money And I believe the figure. The latest figure that's been tossed around Capitol Hill more than neighborhood a four billion dollars clearly not as much as the eight billion dollars that Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer had tossed around but clearly higher than the initial figure from the administration. Now we'll see if the administration which is full of fiscal hawks such as acting chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney. Stick to that finger But the these these funding fights It could be relatively. Seamless a bipartisan affair. Especially once you get the appropriators working on Capitol Hill. They can generally agree to anything but But it is a question of whether this president will be will be concerned with how with whether it's too high or you know whether he just is not willing to negotiate with Democrats but there were some bright signs encouraging signs for some sort of a bipartisan agreement. at that news conference on Wednesday. And before you relinquish This particular topic and talking relinquish talking about corona virus at the moment You know as we alluded at the top. This has been a little bit of a rocky time for this. It's been conflicting information seemingly given from top cabinet officials and the and the White House itself versus some of their experts in government and they brought in an ambassador who has overseen for example the federal government's response to AIDS HIV as a lead coordinator on this vice president pence brought in The I believe is the Times that reported that That pence was essentially told by trump. Will you don't have much to do when you do this? How much does it seem now? That even as there were concerns that that certain kinds of messages weren't able to be to get out that they were consolidating things. How much Belief there now that there is a kind of consolidated science driven medically driven approach to dealing with this disease in this possible outbreak. Like we discussed earlier. There are career officials career public service officials that are widely trusted by the public by Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill but vice president pence in particular has been criticized the last day or so since he was put in charge of the corona virus response about whether he was gonna take science based approach to handling crisis. A lot of people have a lot of his critics have pointed to his record as Governor Indiana with the HIV outbreak. That occurred there And also He has gotten some criticism he had talked about. I believe about a half a dozen governors Yesterday to talk about this crisis one was a Jay. Inslee THE GOVERNOR. Washington and he said he told he told Vice President pence that he really was hoping and skeptical but skeptical that the administration was taking a science based approach to this. So you're already The vice president pence is already coming at this with a lot of skepticism. Particularly from Democrats about how he's going to be able to handle this and what this does for president is that wild generally the buck stops with the president of the United States. Here the bug is going. It's most likely GONNA stop with Vice President Pence because the president has put him in charge. Here well I think the one consensus that we can have is people Wash your hands. Stop touching your face and if sick stay at home With that I'd like to turn a little bit now to that trip to India. The president trump started his treat week with a whirlwind trip there. let's take a listen to him. there with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi America loves India. America respects India and America will always be faithful and loyal friends. There is an uneasy calm in. Delhi kept by hundreds of police and paramilitary. It has come late at least thirty. Five people have died and over two hundred injured in the worst communal rights in decades trump and motiur united by similar nationalist rhetoric. The trip was intended to ease tensions and move a trade deal forward although no deal was forthcoming before cheers inside the stadium ended. Violence erupted in India. Now there are reports that some thirty five to thirty eight people are dead in racial riots between Hindus and Muslims Sung Min. You're with the president in India on the triplets tap. On your reporting a little bit here. It was described as riots My recollection from the initial reports. Anyway was actually that Hindus Armed were walking through the streets looking for Muslims to beat into hurt What actually played out there? There was a lot of violence that erupted during the president's visit to India and it was just this it was it was kind of stark A the the dichotomy if you will because you see it you know. We're we're with the president and there's this all this grandeur you know he gets a hero's welcome in India. He has the biggest crowd that he has ever seen that that he had ever That he had ever been greeted. And there are signs all over the city welcoming the president and then elsewhere in Delhi. There was massive violence. That was breaking out in all these tensions that were all these centers that were breaking out and what was remarkable. Was that the president. Didn't really have much say about that. Violence We did raise that issue several times during the news conference that he was there particularly you know about the violence and also just on the substance of that new very controversial Citizenship Law in India which the president actually had commented on the substance of And even even in India even when pressed by reporters Several Times you know what is your stance on the citizenship law. Which obviously for the first time Takes into account religion as criteria for nationality purposes. And I in India and he refused to take a stance he said. You know this up to India He and this is also a day after he. You know pretty praised. India's history of religious tolerance at that speech at that non-state trump's Rally so it was really kind of striking images. The White House officials had told US beforehand that he may ish raise the issues of religious freedom issues of citizenship law in private. He very may well have. We don't have indication that he did but certainly This was not something that he was willing to criticize motive for in Public Jenny. Medina you're covering the two thousand twenty as pretty intently. We heard reports that pretty much hours after the president's Return to the United States. He sent out his campaign. Sent out blast to Indian. Americans seeking their support Fairly significant block of support. And that. Also we've heard in recent days that the president is seeking Has set up centers in his reelection bid to try to appeal to African Americans particularly African American males to try to peel those away from whoever the ultimate Democratic nominee is. What is the president? What is a trip to India? Do for the president as he seeks to Establish a base for him to to win reelection what I think. The president campaign with reelection campaign is trying to do is kill off blocks of voters in any place that they can so African American voters Indian voters Latino voters anybody who has some sort of ethnic Thai and who are traditionally thought of as being Democratic voters. They're really going after them and saying. Look at what we're doing for your community whether it works of course is the big question. We have a a listener. Writing in on Twitter Bryan Blake writes in. We also point out the trump organization. Excuse me the trump organization has over one billion dollars in projects in India currently going on a recurrent theme when it comes to this president and and foreign countries. No doubt Jenny I wanted to turn moment. Also to the question of the trump administration in this moment after the impeachment trial and crisis has gone in this moment as they're looking ahead to the November elections and the question of what they consider to be at the top echelon of the White House loyalty. We've seen what's being described as a Persian where we've seen. What's being described as a concerted effort to identify people to cast out. Bring US UP TO DATE. Us Doe. What's going on? I mean what we've seen the president to and shirts. I'm GonNa talk about this. Even more extensively is trying to get rid of anybody who testified against him who implicated him in any sort of way and one of the things. That's interesting me on on. The campaign trail is that there's actually a lack of interest of on this from Democratic voters at least on the democratic side. You hear very little talk about impeachment from the candidates on the campaign trail about the purge on the campaign trail and it just doesn't seem to be something that is really a motivating or activating democratic voters in choosing their own nominee. It's almost as if there's like a collective shrug and this is what they've come to expect from the White House. And why do you think that's the case? I think there's a lot of weariness and a lot of just a total exhaustion about it. I think it is something. They're a lot of Democrats thought. They weren't going to succeed on impeachment but saw the need or felt the need to do it anyway and I think among voters there's a real sense of this is not going to work. The only thing that will work as is defeating trump in November Sung Kim. Let's take it off the table as an election issue. Let's take it on the tape. Put It on. The table is something worth covering and understanding about our government. What's done with our taxpayer dollars and who gets to do it. What's going on WHO's driving? We reports that there's a network of conservative allies. Were helping to drop. What are called Perjus- what's happening there? Well it's it's part of a broader theme of the president kind of narrowing his inner circle over the over the course of his presidency. And you've seen More and more of these people who may not have been of full trump supporters at the beginning are who may have been critical of the president or may have tried to Ben guardrails For President Trump within the administration's slowly leave. You know you're thinking of you know former National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster Former Chief of staff John Kelly and really the president you know surrounding himself with loyalists..
"coronavirus trump" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"Kim Is this a government that is well poised And well positioned to address the potential of this disease becoming Not only contagious but widespread in this country. Well I think there are certainly several people who are working on this. The government that have a have a track record of being able to handle these situations dr out she and he's widely respected on Capitol Hill The the the official that Vice President pence tapped for kind of to coordinate the response under him. A W is is someone who's also been widely respected and has that experience in her field but we've seen already mishaps from this administration on their handling of this and particularly thinking of that whistleblower complaint that was disclosed yesterday about the unpreparedness of HHS officials. Who went to go investigate A Corona virus case And also the president himself There's been a the the last thing that you want in a crisis like this or in a situation like this is mixed message in coming from the government coming from the administration and we saw at the press conference with the president on Wednesday. Evening that you're seeing those mixed messages in real time and that is something that is not Comforting to the American public. Who are you know in nervous? I knew and perhaps even frightened about the impact or the threat of the corona virus in domestically here in the United States. And now you see the administration trying to corral the messaging into under one umbrella coming under Mike Pence's office as saying they WanNa make sure that the government wants is speaking with one unified voice But that's also raising concerns about whether this this administration is not it's sort of even muzzling information to the public and There was a corona virus briefing this morning. On Capitol Hill. Dr Faucher was asked whether he whether whether that was happening. He said no but But the administration does have to get on the same page in the president has been concerned but a lot of it because of what it's doing to the stock markets. We've seen such a collapse in the in in the stock markets over this week related to the corona virus concerns and the president knows the president has staked his fortune so much on the rise of the stock market. And you know you know you live by the Stock Market. You Die by the Stock Market. And for and that's part of the reasons why you're seeing so much concern And a little bit of defensiveness from the President. Right now on the government's handling with the corona virus as we've seen in a twitter feed It strikes me Sung men also that you mentioned the question of the response of HHS officials the whistle blowers complaint was that they weren't themselves prepared properly to think about how to make sure they didn't get infected and didn't spread the disease themselves right You've had secretary as our who initially was as the head of. Hhs Health Agency for the feds supposed to be leading this. And he's been grilled as to whether or not this A vaccine once it's developed will be affordable and he said well we'd like it to be affordable but we can't guarantee that there are signs from the government that it's not clear they've fully thought through exactly how to deal with this exactly. I also believe the secretary had given had given some eight accurate information about just the fatality rate as compared to the you know the normal the normal flu versus the corona virus again. All this information Just how the administration this confusion about. How well but who is in charge Even even after the press conference on a on a Wednesday when the president has started going on walking away from the podium secretary as are also kind of as I say he was still in charge and part of this too so the administration clearly does need to get the straightened.
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"Bernie isn't is a risky choice. He has not been supportive of an awful lot of stuff. We've done things he's proposing. He's a good guy but his healthcare plan is not going anywhere. Joe is a friend of mine and a decent guy but that is not the voting record or the history that is going to excite people. Bring them into the political process. And beat Trump Bernie and I agree on a lot of things but I think I would make better president than Bernie Bernie Sanders at this moment. He's the Marcia Marcia Marcia the Democratic Party the name on everyone's mind beyond the horse race what are the voters on the ground talking about what issues are motivating them and who in this race do they believe can solve those big problems who they believe can beat? Donald Trump joining us to separate the signal from the noise and help us understand. The news is a powerhouse pair of reporters. Jenny Medina is national politics reporter covering twenty twenty based on the West Coast for the New York Times. She is with us today from Los Angeles welcomed on Point Jenny. Thank you so much for having me and coming on the show from Washington DC. The Nation's capital Sung Men Kim. She's the White House reporter covering Capitol Hill for the Washington Post sung-min glad to have you on once more. Hi thanks for having me. Why don't we start with a question from a listener of Brenda calls in from North Andover Massachusetts. She has a question about the democratic. Party's reaction to a very specific candidate. Why is the Democratic Party so afraid of Bernie Sanders nomination When you take that Jenny answer that question for us we heard a little bit from Jim. Clyburn talking about House members concerns. What about the party? Generally it's such a great question and I think that one thing that we are hearing a lot from the establishment and for people like representative clyborn. Is this fear that of Sanders. Nomination will hurt down ballot races so it will hurt people running in congressional districts that had flipped from Republican to Democrat in the midterms or that he will just. You know hurt the party in any race. That is not the presidential. There's also of course this fear that he can't bring out swing voters in various swing states and the Sanders response the campaign's response to that has been. Well we're going to motivate a whole new section of voters and that record so far in the primaries it's been a little bit mixed thinking ahead so we heard about South Carolina Super Tuesday. Just a few days away. I'm reading here. The states that are involved include Alabama Arkansas California Colorado Democrats Abroad Expats Maine Massachusetts Minnesota North Carolina Oklahoma Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont and the Commonwealth of Virginia Sung men. Kim As we think about it You know these are different parts of the country so they may not be unified. But we've we've seen some interesting things Come into play. Are there commonalities here? That candidates are stressing as they look to this broad swath of votes or are they regionalizing issues and concerns. Are they customizing them for the different states involved? Thanks largely. You've seen similar the same messages that you've seen as Dave as as as they campaigned through the early states. I'm you're hearing the electability arguments from Some of the more moderate candidates you're hearing about You know the issues of issues I'd Jenny mentioned about What Bernie Sanders has been emphasizing his ability to bring out a new generation of voters. But what you're also seeing now as the race gets a little tighter and we're getting to that point where we really do need to winnow down the list of the the list of The candidates that are out there is a stronger contrast between candidates who normally weren't willing to make such contrast before and I'm thinking particularly of Elizabeth. Warren who really does need stronger showing. She's getting a lot of attention. She has gotten a lot of a rave reviews clearly. A lot of fundraising boost for her debate performances in these last two debates. But you're seeing now. I mean not only she going after Michael Bloomberg who she clearly has a has a really difference in policy view with but also Making much sharper contrast with Bernie Sanders that she had before you just heard on the clip that you played earlier that she says while she may share a lot of the policy visions of policy views as a senator sanders. She's the one who can get it done. And now that we're kind of in this crunch time where not only Are the candidates making affirmative case for themselves? But they're really sharp contrast with each other and the state that I'm going to be really watching on that on that Super Tuesday is California. Obviously the most delegates up for stake on a stale on a day where are ready a third of all the delegates are up for grabs and Senator Sanders has been leading significantly in pulling in that state and If he does well It and depending on how he doesn't other states of course but that's going to be a really a key state to keep an eye on on Tuesday Jenny. You posted a fascinating story In the wee hours of this morning about Elizabeth Warren about what she represents to women and how they've followed her seemingly Shall we say slightly wilting fortunes in in recent weeks tell us what you found your reporting so this story was sort of something that? I've been collecting in my notebook for some time and Elizabeth. Warren Cert- Polling has gone down to her standing has gone down in the race. I've noticed even at her own rally. Is this sort of sense of despair particularly from women who really see themselves in her people who are college educated people who have spent some time in the workforce people who really women who really thought they had a fair shot and then something happened to make them think you know sexism is on. Genie is alive and well and those women really feel bereft and and quite depressed to see that Warren has not been doing all that well doing well at all in any of the first states And it's particularly interesting to in California where her fortunes night bump up a little bit polling has shown her doing well enough to get some delegates in California but for women who see her as the sort of potential savior or this fascinating important. Character are really saddened to see that in the early states. She has pulled she is coming in third and fourth place. Sung men want to turn now to the question of gun violence. We obviously had an incident. in Wisconsin at the molson coors campus in Milwaukee in which an electrician. Who WORKED THERE FOR NEW At that campus for nearly twenty years. killed five people and then took his own life a terrible and deadly event the question of guns itself Important for some voters certainly the question of of gun violence important for most Americans one way or another but it's been a slightly divisive one on the campaign trail right. You've had Joe Biden in particular hit Bernie Sanders for his early support of gun rights as a congressman and as a senator in Vermont Bloomberg of course as many millions of dollars behind the question of gun control. I believe in the nine figures over the years And yet has been very quiet about it of late towards sanders. Can you talk to me? A little bit about that dynamic. Why WOULDN'T BE PEOPLE BE HITTING SANDERS? A little harder. And how does this play for the man who appears to be the front runner right now? That's actually a really good question. Because earlier in his congressional career Bernie Sanders has been Has BEEN SUPPORTIVE OF POSITIONS? That are more friendly towards gun rights owners and he's rationalized by saying. Vermont is largely still a very rural state respective of gun rights. He does tout that he has. I believe he says A. D. Plus from the NRA but most Democrats would be proud to touted f from the NRA so You're third exactly And he has his is back in the. It's mostly in the early nineties when there is a major debate over the assault weapons ban and whatnot and the and the key. Vote that The device before vice president has gone after Sanders for is that vote on liability for gun. Manufacturers. He mentioned it a little bit at the Nevada debate and much more so this most recent debate in South Carolina to make that contrast To to make that contrast with Senator Sanders. But you're right about Bloomberg I mean we've seen the former New York City mayor not have the sharpest a debate performances. Shall we say but that issue of guns is where really he could? He can can and should have gone on the offensive against some of his other candidates because he does have a lot of weaknesses in his record of he is as you know. Congressman Clyburn pointed out earlier. He is a recent convert to the Democratic Party. He has supported Republicans in the past a lot of things in its history that has been a major target point for other candidates but on his record of combating gun violins and climate change. Those are two issues where other Democratic candidates have praised him on and it is surprising how he's not emphasizing that more obviously his ads do but he himself especially these debates has not promoted that part of his record and gun violence while it is a salient issue all across the country As we have seen tragically over the last several years it especially as true In a Lotta in a couple of these past Early nominating contest certainly in South Carolina with tragedy in two thousand fifteen and in Nevada With the with the shooting at the country music festival a couple years ago So it really is We we saw a lot. We saw in earlier debates whether it was where it was much more debated issue. I remember Former congressman. We're talking about a gun registry and whatnot but the issue has gone a little bit quieter as other issues. I've come to the fore. Just as Joe Biden has been looking to get to South Carolina hoping to propel him to Super Tuesday. Be Interesting to see what Mike Bloomberg does in his you know. Given whatever performance he's able to elicit from Super Tuesday noticed in recent days. He's given a number of significant sit down interviews with PBS's Judy Woodruff with sixty minutes. Scott Pelley that'll be a broadcast on Sunday a coming out To be interviewed in ways that he really hadn't In recent days Jenny Medina you also on the campaign trail in your reporting come across immigration coming up in a way that we haven't really heard so much about from the candidates lately. How are voters talking about it? In California immigration of course is a huge issue and the same is true in Nevada. Were spent a lot of time before the the caucus there. It's an issue that a lot of people it affects their lives. They have relatives who are here undocumented. And there's a lot of frustration particularly people in the immigrant activists community that it hasn't been spoken about at all on the debate stage or hardly at all since the first debate. And it's interesting to see whether it will be interesting to watch whether that changes. There's no debate between now and Super Tuesday when both California and Texas votes but there is a debate scheduled with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus before Arizona. Where I suspect that will come up and I just wanted to mention back on California one of the things. That's so interesting here is how much Bloomberg has blanketed the Airways and tried to be sort of all things to all people. He's talked about gun control. He's talked about his experiences mayor. He's got an ad in heavy rotation features women Praising him profusely to sort of buttress. The claims that he's had problems with women who worked for him in the past. He's Yes exactly are and I'm very interested to see how well he does or doesn't do here on Super Tuesday and you think regardless of what happens. He's persevering he's got the money God knows he certainly has made it clear that he wants to persevere and he said that there's essentially almost no limit to how much many can and will spend all right. I want to turn now to something. That will probably hear a lot more about on the campaign trail. But we're not so much a political issue so much as a national issue and that's the question of The Corona virus and the government's response to it. We spent a decent chunk of time on it yesterday on point. A Germany Co nine dyke is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development. He's director Foreign Disaster Assistance for USA. Id from two thousand thirteen to two thousand seventeen under the Obama Administration and he spoke with my point colleague. Meghna Chakrabarti yesterday about the federal response to Corona virus. The headline messaging from the government for the past month has been that things are under control and there is a low risk and If we begin seeing if we were to begin seeing widespread in the United States I think that would look quite out of touch and that actually would spark more panic than if they had been saying You know we are doing our best. We are doing our best to contain it. We will not be able to contain it forever and you need to be prepared for disruption and we will let you know when we have turned that Corner Sung men..
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