Trump Lashes Out At Reporter Who Confronted Him For Trying To Silence Health Experts
Donald Trump, along with his Coronavirus team, held a press briefing on Saturday. During that briefing, Trump was asked about reports that he had tried to keep health experts from speaking about the virus without Vice President Mike Pence’s approval.
“I’m just going to ask you directly about this with regards to the flow of information, from the very beginning, you received a lot of criticism regarding that,” asked the reporter. “In particular, about Dr. Anthony Fauci. He is well-renowned in contagious diseases and there were reports out there that he was being muzzled. Can you tell us that this widely-respected expert Dr. Fauci will have every opportunity to tell us the truth—”
Trump then lashed out at the reporter.
“Well, that’s a very dishonest question because he has had that,” said Trump.
“Why is it dishonest?” said the reporter.
“Because he had that, virtually to do anything he wanted to do and in fact, he was never muzzled,” said Trump. “I think you can speak, whatever you’re speaking to. Very dishonest question. But that’s okay.”
Take a look at the altercation below: