CNN anchor Jake Tapper on Thursday had harsh words for Donald Trump, Jr. after the president’s eldest son appeared on Fox News.
The president’s son attempted to minimize the threat of coronavirus.
“The reality is this,” he claimed. “If you look, I put it up on my Instagram a couple days ago because I went through the CDC data because I kept hearing about new infections.”
“But I was like, why aren’t they talking about deaths? Oh, the number is almost nothing,” Trump, Jr. falsely claimed.
CNN’s Tapper blasted Fox News and Trump, Jr. for the segment.
“So far today, Johns Hopkins has reported 87,164 new cases and 951 reported deaths. TODAY. With a total of 228,636 deaths,” Tapper tweeted.
“Lie after lie after lie after lie,” he continued.
“No news media organization is perfect or infallible but the number of sheer lies continuously told on Fox downplaying this pandemic — with zero pushback — is shocking,” he added.
No news media organization is perfect or infallible but the number of sheer lies continuously told on Fox downplaying this pandemic — with zero pushback — is shocking.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 30, 2020
The US logged more than 87,000 Covid-19 cases as of Thursday night, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, by far the most new cases in a single day since the pandemic began.
The previous high was just six days ago, with 83,731 cases reported. https://t.co/UZWxM4aZbs
— CNN (@CNN) October 30, 2020