Larry Kudlow’s attempt to prevent coronavirus panic backfires: 'Like asking an arsonist to put out a fire'

As fears continue to heighten over a potential widespread coronavirus outbreak, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow tried to calm those fears this Friday as stocks plummeted in response.

Speaking to Fox Business, Kudlow said investors shouldn’t “rule out more optimistic options,” adding that stocks still look "pretty cheap to me."

But his words didn't do much to assuage the worries of the Trump administration's critics on Twitter: