Former CIA operative Robert Baer told CNN’s John Roberts and Kiran Chetry that the CIA has become “an adjunct” to the military in Iraq and Afghanistan.
This video is from CNN’s American Morning, broadcast March 16, 2010.
‘He has no clue’: Internet slams Trump’s ‘breathtaking’ incoherence at coronavirus press conference
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump gave a barely intelligible press conference on the coronavirus outbreak, during which he claimed he saved America by shutting down flights, appointed Vice President Mike Pence to lead a coronavirus task force despite having few qualifications to do so, suggesting his public health budget cuts are no big deal because he can just hire more doctors later, and insisting that it was Democrats, rather than the epidemic, that tanked the stock market this week.
Trump said coronavirus won’t spread — his scientists said the opposite right in front of him: Congresswoman
Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL) blasted President Donald Trump after his press conference Wednesday because he contradicted his own scientists on the coronavirus.
During an MSNBC discussion after the Q&A, the Congresswoman explained that it only confuses Americans more.
"He's not doing very well on the coronavirus," she said. "Because the test of leadership is not talking about something you know very little about and he just confused the American people about whether this virus is going to spread. All the scientists said it is going to spread and the president gave the opposite impression. And presidents have to know that when they're in a situation like this with complicated science, they put the scientists, physicians in front of them, preferably, by the way, in white coats, and let them reassure the American people."
Trump says that the financial markets dropped because of Democrats — not coronavirus
The U.S. stock market dropped over 2,000 points this week, but President Donald Trump said that it's more about Democrats than the coronavirus.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized Trump for the way he has handled the crisis.
"I think Speaker Pelosi is incompetent," Trump said in response to the question about her. "She lost the Congress once. I think she's going to lose it again. She lifted my poll numbers up ten points. I never thought I would see that so quickly and so easily. I'm leading everybody. We're doing great. I don't want to do it that way. It's almost unfair if you think about it. But I think she's incompetent and I think she's not thinking about the country. Instead of making a statement like that where I've been beating her routinely at everything, instead of making a statement like that, she should be saying we have to work together because we have a big problem potentially and maybe it's going to be a very little problem."