During an interview with CNBC this Friday, National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow tried to quell fears about the growing coronavirus crisis, saying that he doesn't want to "downplay anything."
"But I’m just saying, let’s not overreact," he said. "In many ways, America should stay at work."
“We’re coming in with a strong economic growth base across the board,” NEC Director Larry Kudlow says following the… https://t.co/Y6KGk1bEPW— CNBC (@CNBC)1583506166.0
“I just don’t want to panic," he continued. "I don’t want to panic on the economy, which looks sound. I don’t want to panic on the virus, which frankly, most Americans are not at risk."
But according to the reaction from a sizable contingent on Twitter, Kudlow's words didn't do much to reassure people about the Trump's administration's ability to deal with the virus.
Trump administration: Let's just put Larry Kudlow on the coronavirus task force and be legends. One week later: https://t.co/O2suYIONZM— Adrenochrome Harvester (@Adrenochrome Harvester)1583507093.0
Watching @CNBC now giving airtime to court jester Larry Kudlow. As he continues to babble about COVID-19 is nothing… https://t.co/J0GkBRvcTs— Susan Hayden (@Susan Hayden)1583506495.0
@CNBC Kudlow's plea for calm would be much more effective if this administration had credibility.— Richard Lorant (@Richard Lorant)1583506648.0
@CNBC Kudlow. Just another Trump yes man with Zero credibility. Can’t believe anything this administration says. Th… https://t.co/2ENoyU2SXm— daniel davis (@daniel davis)1583506733.0
Well, when has Larry Kudlow been wrong before? https://t.co/c5bXDwpXou— Kevin M. Kruse (@Kevin M. Kruse)1583506530.0
Larry Kudlow is not even a doctor in economics, but he’s playing a medical one on TV.— Pedro Nicolaci da Costa (@Pedro Nicolaci da Costa)1583506080.0
Larry Kudlow is not reassuring anyone. The American people deserve a public health expert giving a daily briefing,… https://t.co/EtC7rsaR8O— Brian Schatz (@Brian Schatz)1583507029.0