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Seth Meyers Exposes New Trump Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany’s Breathtakingly Stupid Coronavirus Take
“It seems like almost every day we get more and more evidence that the Trump administration knew well in advance of the very real threat of a pandemic,” Seth Meyers said in his latest “A Closer Look” segment from home Wednesday night. “And that they both ignored it and lied to the American people about it.” Despite President Trump’s “repeated claims that no one could have foreseen” the coronavirus crisis, the Late Night host ran down a list of the many warnings the White House received from the outgoing Obama administration in 2017 to the intelligence agencies earlier this year. But Trump seems to have ignored them all.“In fact, in this White House, if you plunge your head in the sand and ignore reality, you can actually get rewarded,” Meyers said. As the most recent example, he pointed to the appointment of Trump campaign spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany as the new White House press secretary. Meyers then played a clip from Feb. 25-more than a month after the first confirmed COVID-19 case in the U.S.-of McEnany pretending there was no threat to America. Dennis Quaid Believes Trump Is ‘Doing a Good Job’ Handling CoronavirusStephen Colbert Grills Bernie Sanders: Are You Endorsing Biden or Not?“This president will always put America first,” McEnany told Fox Business host Trish Regan, who was subsequently fired for downplaying the virus. “He will always protect American citizens. We will not see diseases like the coronavirus come here. We will not see terrorism come here. And isn’t that refreshing when contrasting it with the awful presidency of President Obama?”“If you think going from this to this is refreshing,” Meyers said, putting up photos of Obama and Trump, “then you might not know what that word means. Trump looks like the physical embodiment of the feeling you get when you fall asleep on the couch and wake up in the dark and you don’t know what day it is.” “The only thing that’s refreshing here is the Kool-Aid you drank,” he added. For more, listen and subscribe to The Last Laugh podcast.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.
Trump health officials said that 3.5 billion N95 masks were needed to respond to this epidemic but only .33% of that number was distributed to states.
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A top WHO adviser has said testing is more important than lockdowns when it comes to tackling the coronavirus.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford on Tuesday called a deal struck between 3M and the U.S. government to supply Canada with N95 masks a positive development, but said the province can no longer rely on the global supply chain. Ford called on the federal government to supply provinces with much-needed medical supplies.
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Taiwan on Thursday angrily condemned accusations from the World Health Organization's (WHO) boss that racist slurs against him had come from the island, saying racism did not exist in Taiwan. Taiwan's exclusion from the WHO, due to objections from China which claims the island as its own, has infuriated the Taipei government during the coronavirus outbreak. Taiwan says it has been unable to get timely information and that Taiwanese lives have become political pawns.