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MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was slammed on social media for falsely claiming that “no docs” had been current at Monday’s White Home press briefing on the coronavirus outbreak.
Scarborough was amongst many media personalities on Twitter who rapidly seen that Dr. Anthony Fauci, a distinguished determine within the White Home’s coronavirus job power, was lacking from the briefing. The liberal TV character rapidly concluded that the briefing wasn’t essential.
“There isn’t a public profit to this briefing. The networks ought to all reduce away,” Scarborough tweeted. “Bland pronouncements, the repeating of catch phrases each day, dangerous medical recommendation. No science, no docs, no Fauci. Simply Trump’s Roy Cohn.”
Whereas he urged the presence of Lawyer Normal William Barr by referring to him as “Trump’s Roy Cohn,” the “Morning Joe” co-host apparently neglected Dr. Deborah Birx, the White Home response coordinator who additionally spoke on the presser.
Others fact-checked the MSNBC host on social media.
“Dr Birx is true subsequent to him,” Nationwide Republican Senatorial Committee senior adviser Matt Whitlock instructed Scarborough.
“Are you dumb or only a liar?” The Every day Wire reporter Ryan Saavedra reacted. “Dr. Deborah Birx spoke and the press convention just isn’t over.”
“Dr. Deborah Brix [sic] — the response coordinator for the White Home Coronavirus Activity Drive — is standing straight behind him and has spoken a number of instances. What even is that this tweet?” Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy requested.
Scarborough by no means issued a correction, however latter slammed the presser, “There’s nothing on this briefing that can not be summed up in three minutes on the finish of the press convention. Nothing.”
Writer Stephen King made an identical error earlier this month after claiming that Trump’s coronavirus workforce was “all male, all previous, and all white.”
Nevertheless, along with Birx, Facilities for Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma, Surgeon Normal Dr. Jerome Adams and Housing and City Improvement Secretary Dr. Ben Carson are additionally distinguished members of Trump’s response workforce.