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Trump Goes Off on the Press at Coronavirus Briefing: ‘People in Your Profession Write Fake News, You Do, She Does…'


Added 03-25-20 07:34:02pm EST - “During Wednesday's White House coronavirus task force press briefing, CBS News' Paula Reid questioned President Donald Trump about his proposed Easter timeline and about his tweet earlier to” - Mediaite.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Mediaite.com: “Trump Goes Off on the Press at Coronavirus Briefing: 'People in Your Profession Write Fake News, You Do, She Does...'”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

During Wednesday’s White House coronavirus task force press briefing, CBS News’ Paula Reid questioned President Donald Trump about his proposed Easter timeline and about his tweet earlier today accusing the “LameStream Media” of wanting closures to go on longer to hurt his reelection chances.

She asked his his timeline is “based on your political interests” before bringing up today’s tweet.

Reid pointed out that “lawmakers and economists on both sides of the aisle” have seriously warned against reopening the economy too soon given the public health risks.

“Just so you understand — are you ready? — I think there are certain people who would like it to not open so quickly, I think there are certain people that would like it to do financially poorly because they think that would be very good as far as defeating me at the polls. I don’t know if that’s so, but I do think it’s so that there are people in your profession that would like that to happen, I think it’s very clear… that there are people in your profession that write fake news. You do, she does — there are people in your profession that write fake news.”

Earlier tonight the president said “I have no time for stupidity” in tweets going after CNN minutes before the briefing:

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