Symone Sanders Delves Into Trump’s Laundry List Of COVID-19 Lies After Being Challenged By Fox News Anchor
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May 22, 2020 at 8:37 pm
Symone Sanders came with the receipts during an interview with Fox News' Dana Perino after being challenged to list out President Donald Trump's lies.
The topic of Trump's lies came up as the two women spoke about presidential candidate Joe Biden's recent comments during a commencement ceremony speech for Columbia Law School last week. Biden told the graduating class, "You can build a truly representative democracy with more facts than lies.”
In a condescending tone, the Fox News host gawked at the idea that Trump had ever lied and asked Sanders to identify an example.
"You don't have one off the top of your head, I can't think of one," Perino said. "What specifically? I would like even one example of a lie from the White House about the coronavirus pandemic."
Sanders responded with the quickness, easily rattling off multiple lies told by the Trump administration.
Pretty great: Dana Perino thinks she’s gonna stump @SymoneDSanders into a viral moment of being unable to name check a Trump lie on coronavirus. Instead, Symone rattles off so many that Perino has to interject to change the subject.pic.twitter.com/FxN1q2Uf8K
— Ian Sams (@IanSams) May 20, 2020
“Everyone that wants a test can get a test. How about that lie? Because everyone who wants or needs a test in this country is not able to access testing,” Sanders said, referencing the numerous times Trump has said anyone can get a test, which is not true.
The lack of testing continues to be one of the most significant issues in multiple states, according to The New York Times. States still have a patchwork system of rules and regulations on who gets a COVID-19 test and who does not.
Some states like Minnesota, California and Rhode Island are testing widely while others reopened before reaching their peak of infections and deaths. Although each state is different, the vast majority ask that you make an appointment or get a note from a doctor to be tested.
The COVID Tracking Project has reported that the United States performs about 300,000 coronavirus tests per day, but experts have said the country should be closer to 900,000 tests a day.
“How about all the governors have the PPE and the ventilators that they need? We know that’s not true. There are folks in places from California to Michigan to Florida and in between who are sewing masks for frontline workers because they don’t have the proper PPE,” Sanders said.
A Washington Post-Ipsos poll on Wednesday found that two-thirds of healthcare workers still do not have enough PPE to deal with the increase of patients.
“I don’t want to take the whole interview to run through them,” Sanders said in response to Perino.
Trump proved Sanders right again on Friday, tweeting out a number of insults and falsehoods throughout the day including his dislike of Fox News and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
3 years ago, after Jeff Sessions recused himself, the Fraudulent Mueller Scam began. Alabama, do not trust Jeff Sessions. He let our Country down. That’s why I endorsed Coach Tommy Tuberville (@TTuberville), the true supporter of our #MAGA agenda! https://t.co/pCi7jftce2
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 22, 2020
He also declared that all houses of worship must be reopened at a press conference, a power The Times noted he does not have.
“Today I am identifying houses of worship — churches, synagogue and mosques — as essential places that provide essential services. Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential but have left out churches and other houses of worship. It’s not right,” Trump said before leaving without taking questions.
The confusion forced the CDC to release special guidelines for religious services in case there are renewed outbreaks, which there already have been.
Sanders offered to continue listing off more lies told by the White House but said she didn't want to spend the whole interview going through each one. Perino agreed, asking if they could move on to another topic because "there are plenty of other things to talk about."