CNN Medical Reporter Says Trump ‘Has Blood On His Hands’ For Mocking People ‘Wearing A Mask’

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On Friday, CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen said that President Donald Trump has “blood on his hands” for mocking people who wear masks.

During a campaign appearance on Thursday, Trump commented on Joe Biden, saying, “Did you ever see a man that likes a mask as much as him? And then he makes a speech and he always — not always but a lot of times he has it hanging down, but you know what? It gives him a feeling of security.”

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“If I were a psychiatrist, right? No?” Trump added. “I would say this guy’s got some big issues.”

Cohen addressed Trump’s Biden comments by saying, “Isn’t it ironic that the reason for the uptick is because people are not wearing masks the way they’re supposed to. So when we hear our president make fun of someone for wearing a mask, our president has blood on his hands.”

“Wearing masks saves lives, not wearing them costs lives,” she continued. “I know he thinks it’s funny and sort of a third-grade schoolboy kind of way, but it’s not funny at all. Masks save lives.”

CNN’s Cohen Warns About Potential New Coronavirus Deaths

“Let’s take a look at the numbers that show what will happen if Americans don’t take the steps that they need to,” Cohen added. “Current deaths from the pandemic to date in the U.S., nearly 187,000. Projected by January, if we keep doing what we’re doing, is 410,000.”

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Then Cohen warned what would happen if American did nothing.

“So more than a doubling in just a matter of months,” Cohen said of potential COVID-19 deaths. “Even if we do, what we have been doing. Projected by January with no interventions, meaning if we take the approach that some advocate, let it all go and let the virus rip through the population, 620,000 deaths.”

“I think those numbers say it all,” she added.

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