Chris Cuomo closed his show Tuesday night by slamming President Trump and Fox News for their messaging as the country continues to struggle with the coronavirus pandemic. Fox hosts have pushed Americans to get back to work even as their own offices will remain closed at least until mid-June. And even though staffers at the White House are now required to wear masks after multiple people tested positive for the coronavirus, Trump still refuses to wear one.
CHRIS CUOMO: Liars and race-baters want you to think Fauci is not to be believed. That social distancing is about stealing your freedom.
- Chris Cuomo closed his show Tuesday night by slamming President Trump and Fox News for their messaging, as the country struggles with the coronavirus pandemic.
Fox hosts have pushed Americans to get back to work, even as their own offices will remain closed, at least until mid-June.
And, even though staffers in the West Wing are now required to wear masks after multiple people tested positive for the coronavirus, Trump refuses to wear one.
CHRIS CUOMO: Everyone around him has a mask on. Now he does it because he wants to keep up the Fox farce. This BS that COVID-19 is overrated.
I guess the anti-elitists over there are OK with 10,000 more dead.
- Cuomo pointed out that the estimated death toll rose by 10,000 in just two days due to states reopening too soon, as Dr. Anthony Fauci warned the Senate about earlier in the day.
Senator Rand Paul challenged Fauci on the seriousness of the coronavirus because his state of Kentucky has less cases than the Northeast, which also didn't sit well with Cuomo.
CHRIS CUOMO: He had the virus. And he still seems to be suffering from a type of sickness, but one of the soul. Does he really think that he has no obligation to anyone but his state? America's never won by going, Every man and woman for themselves.
Only when we are all in do we win.
- And Cuomo disagreed with Trump's sentiment from the press conference on Monday touting how well the US is now doing with testing.
CHRIS CUOMO: We are not prevailing. Not until we show the desperation to get tracing and testing. Until that we'll be failing because we're failing to give the truth to the people, which will give them the trust they need to reopen. You can't wish a virus away.