A panel of doctors on Fox News encouraged Americans not to listen to Rep. Devin Nunes’ (R-CA) plea for people to go to restaurants and pubs during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
“There’s a lot of concerns with the economy here because people are scared to go out,” Nunes said during a Sunday appearance on Fox News. “But I will just say, one of the things you can do if you’re healthy, you and your family, it’s a great time to just go out, go to a local restaurant.”
“Just don’t run to the grocery store and buy $4,000 of food!” he added. “Go to your local pub.”
On Monday, Dr. Nicole Saphier — a Fox News contributor — shot down Nunes’ advice.
“You have Devin Nunes telling people, ‘Go out to restaurants, go ahead and do that,'” the doctor lamented. “And here’s the thing between panicking and just smart behaviors, and the truth is we don’t want people going out to busy restaurants right now. We want people to just kind of stay in their homes for the betterment of themselves and their families, but also the community.”
Saphier warned that following Nunes’ recommendation could leave the United States “in the same situation as Italy.”
At that point, Fox News host Ed Henry played a clip of U.S. infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci explaining why he would not go out to restaurants at this time.
“We have to have a consistency in that regard,” Fox News contributor Dr. Marc Siegel agreed. “That’s what Dr. Fauci’s talking about. [We must] get people to understand how serious this is.”
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US military brought in to monitor police brutality protests in 7 states: leaked documents
According to an exclusive report from The Nation, based upon Defense Department documents, U.S. military members are being dispatched to seven different states to monitor the activities of Americans who have taken to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of four former Minneapolis cops.
The report, by the Nation's Ken Klippenstein, notes that states include, "Minnesota, where a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd, the military is tracking uprisings in New York, Ohio, Colorado, Arizona, Tennessee, and Kentucky, according to a Defense Department situation report," with the author pointing out, "Notably, only Minnesota has requested National Guard support."
‘Absolute vacuum in leadership’: Internet shreds ‘coward’ Trump for hiding as 75 cities protest
President Donald Trump is under fire Sunday after the White House announced he will not be seen today despite five days and nights of protests in more than 75 cities across the country and governors in at least ten states activating the National Guard.
Possibly more than at any time during his three-and-a-half year old administration Trump is taking tremendous criticism for how he has managed the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and for his handling of the protests against the killing by police of George Floyd.
Trump boasts he’s about to declare Antifa a ‘Terrorist Organization’
Donald Trump took to Twitter on Sunday morning to announce that he will be "designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization."
The brief tweet followed several others blaming violence at George Floyd protests on the loosely organized group of anarchists.
The president wrote, "The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization."
You can see the tweets below:
The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2020