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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Harry Reid warns of Trump’s mental state on CNN: ‘There’s something wrong with that man — he’s getting worse’
Former Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) on Friday warned that President Donald Trump's mental state appears to be "getting worse" amid his claims that former Vice President Joe Biden will somehow "hurt God."
In an interview with CNN's Brianna Keilar, Reid was asked what to make of Trump's claims that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee was "against God," despite being a lifelong Catholic.
"I think it's just so absolutely crazy," he said. "There's something wrong with that man. We keep -- I keep hoping that it will become more attuned with reality, but he's getting worse. Joe Biden's against God? That's kind of a stretch, I would think."
Trump earns a new title: Terrorist-in-Chief
OK, we’ve managed to find ourselves in another governmental tempest in a substantial teacup. Donald Trump is working overtime to undercut the U.S. Postal Service just as he is railing on mail ballots.
It’s a pairing that just makes no sense.
Or, more politely, if there is something wrong with the post office that will keep it from working most efficiently in an election that will depend on mailed ballots, make it better, not worse.
Larry Kudlow whines after CNN’s Harlow fact-checks him in real time: ‘I resent your little nitpicking’
President Donald Trump's National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow struggled to justify why the jobs numbers are "good" after seeing the unemployment rate at 10.2 percent, down from 11.1 percent. At the same time, another 1.2 million people filed for unemployment for the first time this week, taking the numbers to 21 million Americans still unemployed.
Trump celebrated the numbers because jobs added were slightly greater than expected, but the numbers are a far cry from where they were in May and June, which set records with jobs coming back amid states reopening. This month just 1.8. million jobs were added in July, where in June there were 4.8 million. It was a number that prompted CNN's Poppy Harlow to ask Kudlow if he is concerned about a slow-down.