Jerome Adams calls out ‘sniping’ at Trump over coronavirus
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams scolded the media for their consistent attacks on President Donald Trump and his administration’s efforts to tackle the coronavirus.
Adams stated in White House press briefing:
“I want you all to understand — straight talk from the nation’s doctor — we really need you all to lean into and prioritize the health and safety of the American people.”
“No more bickering, no more partisanship, no more criticism or finger-pointing; they’ll be plenty of time for that, but we all need to hit the reset button and lean forward, the health and safety of the American people are top priority.”
Adams urged reporters to write stories that are more beneficial to the public, like how people can access the care they need instead of trying to undermine efforts to contain the pandemic.
Adams added that Friday was “a very big, a very important day for our nation’s providers and for our nation’s patients in terms of the emergency declaration” and with the passing of the bipartisan COVID-19 legislation by House of Representatives.
He also said it all means “more people” will have access to the medical attention they require.
Adams reiterated a message by Vice President Mike Pence and others:
“This will get worse before it gets better, but we are making progress to flatten the curve. We are making progress … almost all people will recover, 98, 99% of the people will recover.”
The media’s criticism of Trump for his handling of the coronavirus has been constant since the outbreak began.
Politico accused Trump of labeling the outbreak as a “hoax” after he spoke to supporters at a South Carolina rally last month.
Surgeon General Jerome Adams tells the media, “No more criticism and finger pointing” and adds, “Less stories looking back at what happened in the past.” pic.twitter.com/9Z3u8XQmqk
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Left-wing Media outlet The Verge accused Trump if lying about Google working on a new website to track he coronavirus.
Google is not working with the US government in building a nationwide website to help people determine whether and how to get a novel coronavirus test, despite what President Donald Trump said in the course of issuing an emergency declaration for the coronavirus pandemic. Instead, a much smaller trial website made by another division of Alphabet, Google’s parent company, is going up. It will only be able to direct people to testing facilities in the Bay Area.
Unsurprisingly, the Democrats have frequently been attacking Trump over the coronavirus.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff called President Donald Trump’s coronavirus speech “kind of a crazy quilt,” adding that craziest part was his travel ban.
Trump accused House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), accusing the Democrat leader of trying to create “panic” over the coronavirus to give herself a “political advantage.”
“She’s trying to create a panic, and there’s no reason to panic because we have done so good.”
“All they’re trying to do is get a political advantage.”
“This isn’t about political advantage. We’re all trying to do the right thing.”
“They shouldn’t be saying, ‘This is terrible. President Trump isn’t asking for enough money.”