2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said in his party’s CNN and Univision debate Sunday night that the first action he would take concerning the coronavirus outbreak is to “shut this president up right now.”
Sanders: Trump ‘Blabbering’
CNN moderator Jake Tapper asked the Vermont senator what he would do “tonight” to “save American lives.” Sanders replied that President Donald Trump was “blabbering” and said that the Commander in Chief was not listening to scientists. Sanders made this claim just hours after the President held a press conference alongside a number of America’s chief scientists and public health officials.
Sen. Bernie Sanders says the first step to tackling the spread of coronavirus — whether he becomes president or not — would be to “shut this President up right now.” #DemDebate https://t.co/vrNRQX6nGQ
— CNN (@CNN) March 16, 2020
‘We have to shut this president up right now’
Sanders said Sunday during the debate, “Firstly, whether or not I’m president, we have to shut this president up right now. Because he’s undermining the doctors and the scientists who are trying to help the American people. It is unacceptable for him to be blabbering unfactual information, which is confusing the general public.”
Bernie Sanders on what he'd do as president to help Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic: "Well, the first thing we have got to do, whether or not I'm president, is to shut this president up right now" #DemDebate https://t.co/166aRFdJui pic.twitter.com/u5mVoV33PR
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 16, 2020
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Current 2020 democratic frontrunner, former Vice President Joe Biden, steered viewers to his plan on his website, which is not that dissimilar from what President Trump is already doing.
Biden and Sanders also argued over whether “Medicare for All” would have helped stop the coronavirus crisis.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said in the Democrat debate on Sunday night on CNN and Univision that the first thing he would do to deal with the coronavirus outbreak is “shut this president up right now.” https://t.co/WsGikLzULW
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) March 16, 2020
Neither Bernie Nor Joe Offered to Help President Trump
Neither Dem candidate offered any support to Trump or his team, though Biden did mention the need for national unity and working together to overcome this trying moment.
Because of the outbreak, Sunday night’s debate was moved to CNN’s Washington, D.C. studio from its original location in Arizona.
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