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 gets schooled by a historian for comparing his achievements to Abraham Lincoln’s
During the final presidential debate on Thursday, President Donald Trump boasted that he had done more for Black Americans than any president since Abraham Lincoln. On Friday, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin appeared on CNN and blasted Trump for his remark.
“The most important thing in a time of crisis is for a president to be willing it take responsibility. One of FDR’s aides once said when things are going on right, people don't have to think a lot about the character demanded by the presidency. He can just stay in that old picture frame,” she told CNN host Chris Cuomo.
Trump staff ensure there are plenty of MAGA hats — at maskless Florida rally during pandemic
Johns Hopkins University & Medicine reported Friday 69,359 new coronavirus cases and 781 new deaths, but that didn't stop President Donald J. Trump from holding a rally in Pensacola, Fla. Nor did it stop maskless Trump supporters from attending the superspreader event.
CNN's Jim Acosta noted, "This masked Trump staffer is tossing out free hats to crowd in Pensacola. Perhaps he should be tossing out masks?"
It's not a bad question, considering there have so far been 1,141,223 deaths in the world from COVID-19.
Watch the video below.
WATCH: Trump supporter gets tied up in knots defending president’s $750 income tax payments
A support of President Donald Trump this week struggled to defend the president paying just $750 per year in federal income tax.
During an interview with CNN correspondent Elle Reeve, a half-masked Trump supporter said that he wasn't bothered by the president's low tax bill because he figured all rich people pay so little in taxes.
"I would love to be able to comment on that," he replied. "I don't know. And it's one of those situations where you and I can both sit here and say if we made that kind of money, you know, you're going to play the tax game. It's set for millionaires to play the game."