Fox Business host Neil Cavuto stopped just short of calling Donald Trump a dangerous liar after he pretended he was only sarcastic when he recommended injecting disinfectant as a cure for COVID-19.
As soon as Trump ended his presser yesterday, Cavuto let him have it.
CAVUTO: That is a little unsettling, folks. “I gotta clarify this. The president was not joking in his remarks yesterday when he talked about injecting people with disinfectant. Nor were we imagining the incredulous looks from his medical team when he made the suggestion. There was nothing in his comments yesterday that hinted of the dismissal he was giving today.
After Cavuto read the now-infamous remarks, he continued.
CAVUTO: That is what he said. … I don’t know why he just didn’t say, look, I screwed up, I got it wrong, that wasn’t my intention.
This is an important medical distinction. So much so that the makers of Lysol came out and said, no, no, no, no, no, do not inject our product into your body.
The president has often said with hydroxychloroquine… “What have you got to lose? Well, in a VA study of a few hundred of our veterans, the risk is they have to lose their lives.
I just want to be very, very clear and I know it’s gonna invite some responses here. But the president is saying something very, very different than what studies are saying on hydroxychloroquine and certainly what we are learning now about whether disinfectant can be taken internally. It can’t. It’s dangerous. It will kill you. Don’t try it.
I stress again that he has alarmed the medical community that he said it, that he even offered [disinfectant injections] as a possibility and a treatment.
Later, Blake Burman suggested it would not have been much better if Trump had been joking. “You gotta wonder, Neil, if this is a time in which you want the president of the United States to be sarcastic,” Burman said.
Burman also noted that Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany earlier had accused the media of taking Trump’s comments out of context. “You’ve got all of these messages coming out, mixed messages, at a time in which I think a lot of us just sort of want the straight-level truth," Burman continued.
You can watch it below, from Fox Business Network's April 24, 2020 Cavuto: Coast to Coast.
McEnany is in even worse shape. She’s in a job Trump doesn’t value and, like Meadows, looks like a political vampire sucked all the life out of her. Gone is the Joe Isuzu imitating shill who used to passionately filibuster Trump talking points on Fox News.
I was surprised Mark Meadows took the job. I don’t like him but he seems like a smart who would not be a blind loyalist.
How long do you give him on the job? I have a feeling he’ll be gone before Election Day.
Speaking of name changes, I’ll have to quit calling Trump “Donnie” and start calling him “D-Tox”.
All joking aside, stay safe and healthy gang as Fox News’ irresponsible propaganda (not talking of Cavuto here but in general) is going to get Republicans in power to do reckless things.
The McCarthys of the world need—not a waterboarding (no one should have that)—but a splash of cold water in their face so that they come to, so that they realize the hot water they are in..
Most of us are tired of hearing Republicans saying “he just shouldn’t tweet so much” or “he just shouldn’t talk so much at his press conferences” or “that’s just Trump baiting the media” or “what’s wrong, can’t take a joke?” or other dismissals of incessant, undeniably bad behavior. After sitting in the frying pan over Trump’s flaming fraudulence for so long, you Republicans have come to accept the boiling water. A quote from Joseph McCarthy’s opponent, Joe Welch, applies here: “At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”
Normally, Cavuto would get creamed by Fox News fanboys and fangirls in social media for daring to speak out against Der Furor. I’m sure there will be a vocal chorus of the most rabid COVIDIOTS. But with Donald ‘Clorox Cocktail’ Trump losing over half of his voter base because of his COVID-19 insanity I think Fox News critics are on fairly solid soil right now.
Neil, you really don’t know why tRump didn’t ‘just admit’ he made a mistake?
tRump is a man-baby unable to even comprehend he could make a mistake, much less admit one — no matter how many people might or will die.
If you don’t know why tRump didn’t admit he made a mistake, then you really don’t know tRump.