U.S. Senator and former 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar said Tuesday on CNN that President Donald Trump was turning the daily coronavirus task force press conferences into “propaganda” while the coronavirus death toll continues to rise in the United States.
Klobuchar says Trump turns ‘press conferences into a propaganda piece about himself when people are dying’
CNN’s Anderson Cooper asked the senator, “Do you watch the coronavirus — what are supposed to be the coronavirus task force briefings which have been hijacked by the president who will often speak for as long as he wants, often an hour or more, before hearing from scientists.”
Klobuchar replied, “I’ve tried to watch them many times and especially when we have the scientists or Dr. Fauci speaking about the facts That is helpful but so many times you get so angry when the president turned it into himself.”
Tuesday on CNN, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) said President Donald Trump was turning the daily coronavirus task force press conferences into "propaganda" as the pandemic death toll rises in the United States. | Clipshttps://t.co/VskVcOJmiJ
— Mark Grant (@mgrant76308) April 14, 2020
“He turns it into a propaganda piece about himself when people are dying, when Wisconsin voters are standing in line with masks and garbage bags over themselves when you have got people all over this country wanting to stand at the bedside of their loved ones and nurses and doctors going to work not knowing if they’ll get the disease or not because they don’t have the right equipment,” she continues.
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The failed presidential candidate added, “No, I don’t want to see propaganda about him or him getting mad at the media or get mad at some small slight that he hated during the day. That is not what leadership is about.”
Praise for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo
“I think Andrew Cuomo said it best when he said if you’re mad about what we’re doing right now, call me,” Klobuchar said. “It is on me.”
“He understood as so many of the governors do that the buck stops here,” she said. “The buck stops here.”
Klobuchar finished, “That was Harry Truman’s saying, and this president said the buck stops anywhere but here. At the Republican convention, he is the one that said I alone can fix this.”
Sen. Klobuchar has been rumored to be on Joe Biden’s shortlist of possibly running mates, particularly after he already announced it would be a woman.
Biden VP top 5:
5. Elizabeth Warren
4. Catherine Cortez Masto
3. Amy Klobuchar
2. Gretchen Whitmer
1. Kamala Harrishttps://t.co/obfSZQrGvR
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) April 9, 2020
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