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As Trump says news about COVID should be illegal, WH chief of staff says goal is to 'defeat' virus, not 'control' it

As Trump says news about COVID should be illegal, WH chief of staff says goal is to ‘defeat’ virus, not ‘control’ it

10/26/2020 5:55:00 PM

As Trump says news about COVID should be illegal, WH chief of staff says goal is to ‘defeat’ virus, not ‘control’ it

While President Trump’s chief of staff on Monday attempted to clarify the assertion that the United States is “not going to control” the coronavirus crisis, the president himself complained that the media is too focused on the pandemic.

Trump said news coverage of COVID-19, which he has described as an attempt to hurt his campaign, should be “an election law violation.”In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday, Mark Meadows, Trump's chief of staff, sought to defend the administration's response to the virus on a weekend in which the United States saw its highest ever number of new COVID-19 cases in a two-day span.

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“We’re not going to control the pandemic,” Meadows said. “We are going to control the fact that we get vaccines, therapeutics and other mitigations.”  “Why aren’t we going to get control of the pandemic?” Tapper asked.“Because it is a contagious virus,” Meadows replied.

Later Sunday, the Biden campaign released a statement seizing on the interview.“This wasn’t a slip by Meadows,” the campaign said. “It was a candid acknowledgement of what President Trump’s strategy has clearly been from the beginning of this crisis: to wave the white flag of defeat and hope that by ignoring it, the virus would simply go away.”

Speaking to reporters outside the White House on Monday, Meadows elaborated on his comments. “We’re going to defeat the virus; we’re not going to control it,” he said. “We will try to contain it as best we can, but if you look at the full context of what I was talking about, we need to make sure that we have therapeutics and vaccines, we may need to make sure that when people get sick that, that they have the kind of therapies that the president of the United States had. Then we can provide those emergency using authorizations. Hopefully they’ll be coming in very short order.”

When asked whether his remarks amounted to the White House “waving a white flag” in its coronavirus fight, Meadows said “the only person waving a white flag along with his white mask is Joe Biden,” who unlike Trump appears in public with his nose and mouth covered.

Story continuesTrump, meanwhile, appeared focused on the media's coverage of the coronavirus, claiming the press is using the pandemic to damage his reelection chances.“We have made tremendous progress with the China Virus, but the Fake News refuses to talk about it this close to the Election,” the president tweeted. “COVID, COVID, COVID is being used by them, in total coordination, in order to change our great early election numbers. Should be an election law violation!”

“The Fake News Media is riding COVID, COVID, COVID, all the way to the Election,” he added. “Losers!”___ Read more: Yahoo News »

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The virus is weak and over reported, just like Biden. Trump still wants to be a dictator and muzzle the press. He's the one that should be muzzled. WOW YOU ARE ALL LOSING IT ONLY FOR YOURSELVES NOT FOR THE PEOPLE Seeing as downplaying it and lying about it didn't work for the country. This covid wave is here, because people are sick of COVID cabin fever, and they are breaking the rule from boredom, this is not a gvt issue is a people issue. The only to stop this is a vaccine.

According to realDonaldTrump reporting about the pandemic should be illegal, the smell of desperation from the Trump camp is getting thick. TrumpIsANationalDisgrace Vote him out ! How many people do you personally know they get fuel from the yearly flu end up in the hospital and even people that have passed away from it, so Yahoo! News is implying that our scientists have allowed this to happen purposefully because they could have come up with a cure

Did you know that this is a brand new virus has only been around with people looking into ways to come up with a vaccine since January this is October 10 months and Democrat politicians are claiming that scientists have not done all that they could to come up with a solution Fact that main street media and people like Yahoo media keep lying to their viewers and trying to imply false information about a political party that they do not support should tell you everything you need to know about how truthful they are, why do you even read this rag rag

Of our scientist allowed people to die every year from the flu, and how about eight that’s a virus also have our scientist just allowed people to die or is it because it’s a virus it’s very difficult to control or have solutions that are long lasting As he was saying people it’s a virus check it out if you don’t understand what a virus is you shouldn’t be talking about it it is not something that can easily be controlled in any way shape or form or are you saying or scientist have let thousands of people die from the yearly f

The President is only using the same 2016 playbook, but pandemic wasn’t in the equation, and it isn’t working, but the pandemic is hurting the President politically and he knows that he’s losing. potus is just projecting! What he *means* is, the fake news about migrant caravans bring disease that GOP blasted at Floridians in 2016 should be illegal!

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