President Donald Trump's top economic advisor Larry Kudlow was sidelined recently after lying on his former network, CNBC, falsely claiming the coronavirus was "contained" – and almost "airtight" – in a blatant attempt to protect the administration. He was wrong.
Kudlow is back on TV, this time on Fox News, to once again protect and applaud President Donald Trump.
In a stroke of midnight tweet Trump made clear he values the health of the stock market over the health of the American worker, and strongly implied he wants people to go back to work, despite the deadly coronavirus pandemic.
"We can't shut in the economy," Kudlow told a Fox News anchor, who had just mischaracterized remarks made earlier Monday by NY Governor Andrew Cuomo. "The economic cost to individuals is just too great."
"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," he insisted, making clear that the deaths of hundreds of thousands or possibly millions of Americans (per a federal government report) is just a "difficult tradeoff" for returning the stock markets back to their previous levels.
KUDLOW teases that Trump will try to send people back to work next week: "We can't shut in the economy... POTUS is… https://t.co/Ef9YHbX0Yd— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1584979556.0
Kudlow's remarks were not well-received.
It should've been a huge scandal when Trump appointed Larry Fucking Kudlow, a well-known charlatan, to a position o… https://t.co/clxoVoXtCk— Brian Beutler (@Brian Beutler) 1584979804.0
@atrupar Kudow, the drunk epidemiologist, is my favorite character in this season of the Trump show.— Chris Zangmeister (@Chris Zangmeister) 1584981265.0
@atrupar https://t.co/ZmoIlBYv96— CujoTheKitten (@CujoTheKitten) 1584979822.0
Larry Kudlow is 72. Does he realize he’s a part of that trade off? https://t.co/wI669RSObg— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘) 1584981070.0
The cruelty of what he’s saying - if people die, oh well, the economy must go on - is offensive in of itself, but i… https://t.co/wrrft9Q1BD— Michael Arceneaux (@Michael Arceneaux) 1584981250.0
Serious question: Has Larry Kudlow ever been right about anything? https://t.co/SicpklmpFH— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar) 1584979186.0
"I don't care if people die! I want my Stock Market money back!" -Rich People of the US. https://t.co/9nV46p64ia— Eric Powell (@Eric Powell) 1584983049.0
This is a deeply stupid, deeply false choice. The economy is not going to work if we don't solve the public health… https://t.co/jqqFDl2OnI— Todd Schulte (@Todd Schulte) 1584980165.0
When we're 200 deep in the ER and your kid dies from a burst appendix because we were so overwhelmed, you can at le… https://t.co/wSrbISxSYX— Kellen Squire (@Kellen Squire) 1584980650.0