On CNN Tuesday, “OutFront” host Erin Burnett tore into President Donald Trump’s refusal to support science and public health — and its subsequent erosion of international respect for American leadership.
“Trump’s disdain for scientific things including masks are partly why Scientific American has endorsed Joe Biden,” said Burnett. “It’s the first time Scientific American has endorsed a politician in its entire history. They’ve never done it, and they’re doing it now because of Trump’s assault on science.”
“It’s taking a toll on America’s reputation,” said Burnett. “Acording to Pew Research, the world’s view of America is plunging. Fifteen percent saying the United States has handled the pandemic well, lower than China. People across the globe trust Trump less than the leaders of China and Russia, according to this poll — to leaders who poison journalists and hide coronavirus facts. Both of those polled better. Yet the president of the United States believes the world envies his response.”
“The United States’ failure to stop the death toll now putting these words from President Trump in jeopardy,” said Burnett, playing a clip of the president saying, “We’re going to be respected again. We’re not going to be a laughingstock like we have been.” “China polls better,” she added.
Trump apologist thinks president made ‘huge mistake’ by admitting he won’t peacefully give up power
A conservative who usually defends President Donald Trump admitted to CNN on Thursday that the president made a "huge mistake" when he refused to commit to having a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the 2020 election.
During a panel discussion on the president's latest controversial remarks about the upcoming election, liberal guest Bakari Sellers argued that Americans should be "very terrified" about Trump implicitly encouraging violence in the event that he loses.
CNN host uses Fox News doctor’s own words against him after he accuses Biden of taking amphetamine
President Donald Trump and his allies seem to realize that they've dug themselves a hole in attacking former Vice President Joe Biden as mentally unfit. With expectations so low, a Biden win in the first debates are almost assured, even with a Fox News host.
In a discussion Tuesday, Trump began to pivot away from his non-stop advertising attacking Biden's cognitive abilities and instead claim Biden is a "professional" who knows what he's doing.
"Maybe that would work if the president himself had not been saying this about Biden on repeat for the entirety of the campaign," said CNN host Brianna Keilar.
America under Trump is now an ‘object of pity’ throughout the world: Ex-White House official
Former Trump National Security Council staffer Fiona Hill told CNN's Jim Sciutto on Tuesday that the United States under President Donald Trump evokes "pity" from people around the world instead of respect.
In talking about Russia's efforts to sow division in the United States ahead of the 2020 presidential election, Hill told Sciutto that America's foreign adversaries don't have to do much to create fear and mistrust in America right now.
"So I have to say very bluntly to everybody who's watching and listening to this, we are increasingly an object of pity, including by our allies," she said. "They're shocked by how we eat ourselves alive with our divisions. We are creating this -- it is not the Russians or the Chinese!"