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Chris Cuomo on Monday night lit into Donald Trump for his antics earlier in the day, when the president made a show of leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as though it was a movie scene despite the fact he is still sick (although no one knows how badly) with COVID-19.
The CNN personality, who also was infected with the virus at one time, called Trump’s other stunt at the White House — taking off his mask and then making a social media video in which he told the American people not to fear the virus (which has killed more than 210,000 and counting) — “a bunch of bullshit.”
“There he is reshooting the scene for his own ad,” Cuomo said before doing a Trump impersonation. “I hold rallies and I tell you to ignore masks and I rip mine off as I vanquish the virus, for I am a leader. Fear not, COVID!”
Back in his own tone, Cuomo said, “The virus doesn’t care about left and right. The virus does what’s reasonable. You give me a chance, I will spread. You keep away from me, you don’t give me a chance. I run out of hosts. I die. I’m the truth. If you are doing the right thing, you don’t see me that much. If you are doing the wrong thing, you do. The White House is literally what we fear the most, a rash of contagion called a cluster.”
Cuomo went on to liken Trump to a drunk driver, “who is encouraging others to drive drunk. Do I want to see a drunk driver get hurt? Hell no. But I worry about the people he hits.”
The CNN host also ripped Trump for his stunt over the weekend when he left the hospital for a short while so he could see his supporters outside; Cuomo was astonished by the complete lack of care for his own Secret Service.
“Now they have to quarantine,” Cuomo said. “He doesn’t give a damn. And now, I do not have to feign any extra measure of compassion. He returned to a cluster and took his mask off. That is, covidiocy, he is a cov-idiot. You are disrespecting the president? No. He disrespected the presidency. All that is left is the residue of outrage. That’s the only emotion I have.”
A relentless Cuomo continued skewering Trump by saying he has not beat anything. “He is not better than anybody who didn’t beat the virus or takes time. He is not stronger than I am. He got every advantage. He has use of all the things he denies the rest of us. He is supposed to get tested every day with the test that you can turn around quickly and know what’s going on. Did he do them? Did he even use what’s at his disposal that the rest of us are desperate for? That our kids need in our classes that he does not discuss? No.”
Watch the full segment below.
"This President is a walking lie," says @ChrisCuomo, detailing Trump returning to the White House and removing his mask.
"Every aspect of his pandemic experience and response exhibits disrespect… I'm upset because… this man who can do everything, does nothing." pic.twitter.com/BMrl0KKtws
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) October 6, 2020
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