CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Wednesday ripped Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro for writing an op-ed attacking Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
The op-ed, which was published just one day after White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters that there was no effort within the administration to undermine Fauci, accused the nation’s foremost infectious disease expert of being consistently “wrong” about the novel coronavirus.
Reacting to this, Gupta called the editorial “unseemly and dangerous,” while also noting that its core allegations against Fauci were flat-out wrong.
“The idea of undermining someone like Fauci or undermining the faith in public health, overall, at this point, is ridiculous,” he said.
Gupta went on to say that it was emblematic of the Trump administration’s entire approach to science.
“This is not new,” he said. “There has been this long battle against science, I think, that’s been going on for some time. But the urgency of the matter right now, people look at the numbers on the right side of the screen and see what’s happening… is really dangerous.”
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CNN’s Cuomo says Trump gave Iran the idea to pose as the Proud Boys: ‘He talked this group up’
On Wednesday, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe announced that the recent string of threatening emails claiming to be from the Proud Boys demanding people vote for President Donald Trump in fact came from Iran — although his claim that this operation was actually to hurt Trump has been met with widespread skepticism.
On CNN, Chris Cuomo pointed out that although the Proud Boys weren't themselves involved in the incident, Trump did a lot to make it happen — by talking up the Proud Boys at the first presidential debate, and alerting foreign actors that they were a good group to impersonate.
‘Don’t you dare!’ CNN’s Brian Stelter gets into shouting match with conservative over Hunter Biden story
CNN media correspondent Brian Stelter and Washington Examiner correspondent Susan Ferrechio tangled on BBC radio on Wednesday during a discussion about how conservative media have hyped a political attack on Joe Biden's son.
During a panel discussion that included the corruption allegations against Biden and his son, Ferrechio complained that most mainstream media outlets have not publicized the report, which was first published by the New York Post.
"The bottom line is it deserves scrutiny by all media outlets," Ferrechio said. "And if they pick and choose this and decide it's not worth their time, I think that's showing real bias."
REVEALED: Trump’s racist attitude toward Black workers detailed in former associate’s new book
On CNN's "New Day" Wednesday, former Trump Organization executive Barbara Res opened up and provided new details about a racist incident she described in her new book about President Donald Trump.
"There was a Black man grinding the concrete on the second floor of the building when it was wide open and you could see — you could see it from the street and that's — and he saw it from his office or the building lobby, and that's what upset him, and he called me and another person and he said, I don't want that to happen again. We don't want people thinking that this is being built by Black people," said Res. "Later, I was interviewing architectural students for a plant clerk job, and I had a young man waiting for me in the lobby, I was across the building and after I interviewed him I saw Donald, he grabbed someone, told me he needs to see you. He said don't ever let that happen again, I don't want black kids sitting in my lobby where millionaires are coming in to buy apartments. Don't let that happen."