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MSNBC Cuts Away From Trump’s Off-The-Rails Political Rant To Fact Check His Lies

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MSNBC Cuts Away From Trump’s Off-The-Rails Political Rant To Fact Check His Lies




MSNBC cut away from its live coverage of the daily White House coronavirus task force briefing Saturday when President Trump went off on an extended political rant attacking reporters and going after The New York Times.

“We are going to interrupt the president’s briefing because we were told he was going to brief about the current state of the crisis, the coronavirus crisis, but clearly he is on a political tear attacking reporters, attacking The New York Times,” MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell told viewers as the network broke away from its live coverage of the president’s briefing.



“Saying that he inherited garbage when in fact he inherited a plan from the Obama administration and an office on pandemics which he then disassembled and was unprepared as well as medical health officials which were prepositioned in China which might have spotted the beginning of this pandemic,” Mitchell said, providing viewers with an important fact-check.

“He also said they only had weeks – three weeks of warnings that this was going to be so serious. It was actually months and that he for months was, in fact praising China back in February saying that China was doing a great job,” she said.

“There is a lot of fact-checking we have to bring to bear here,” Mitchell added.




Trump attacked NY Times reporter Maggie Haberman, calling her “fake.”

The president also brought up the “Russia witch hunt” instead of focusing on the soaring COVID-19 death toll.





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