John Oliver tore into President Donald Trump’s complicated response to the continued COVID-19 disaster on Sunday evening.
“This can be a unhealthy time to have a president who can’t communicate clearly,” Oliver stated. “As a result of there’s already sufficient unhealthy info flying round.”
The “Final Week Tonight” host famous that a few of the worst data in regards to the new pressure of coronavirus was coming from Trump’s favourite channel, Fox Information, which had “repeatedly amplified false claims.”
However Oliver saved a few of his harshest phrases for Trump himself, who contradicted his personal well being officers ― claiming the variety of contaminated would fall to “near zero” when, in actual fact, it was rising ― and held a really complicated information convention the place he put Vice President Mike Pence in control of the administration’s response to the outbreak.
But throughout the identical information convention, Well being and Human Companies Secretary Alex Azar stated he was in cost. That led to questions from reporters over who particularly was tackling the difficulty, at which level Trump simply walked out of the room whereas Azar was nonetheless talking.
“This was a press convention meant to calm the nation, and with essentially the most primary query of who can be working issues seemingly up within the air, he simply fucked proper off,” Oliver stated. “I do know we’re used to solely seeing businessman Trump, however it’s good to sometimes get a glimpse of the absentee father in him, too.”
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