“This president is a walking lie,” Cuomo announced in his Monday-night monologue, accusing Trump of irresponsible comments on the Covid-19 pandemic. He slammed footage of Trump’s return to the White House and said he would not air it with audio because it was “propaganda” intended to project an image of strength.
“How much bullsh*t do you need in your life?” he asked viewers.
"This President is a walking lie," says @ChrisCuomo, detailing Trump returning to the White House and removing his mask.
"Every aspect of his pandemic experience and response exhibits disrespect… I'm upset because… this man who can do everything, does nothing." pic.twitter.com/BMrl0KKtws
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) October 6, 2020
“He’s not stronger than I am!” Cuomo added, referencing the time in April during which he, too, was sick with the virus. Twitter users were also more than happy to recall that time, reminding him of the reports he had broken quarantine rules back then.
Cuomo posted a video of himself emerging from his basement in his “official re-entry” to life after being “cleared by the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention]” on April 20. A week earlier, however, a cyclist had filed a police report after getting into a fight with the presenter in front of an under-construction home in the Hamptons, calling into question how strict Cuomo’s quarantine really was.
Remember when Chris Cuomo broke his quarantine while infected with COVID and went out into public and got in a heated altercation with a biker??
Mainstream was SILENT…
— Evan Kilgore 🍊 (@EvanAKilgore) October 5, 2020
Chris Cuomo faked hiding in his basement but was caught outside far from his home and admitted to it on his radio show
CNN has been given a free pass by other news outlets who don't seem to care that they staged this https://t.co/PbVc24uXi7
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) October 6, 2020
During his Monday rant, the CNN host also blasted Trump for taking off his mask on the White House balcony, and likened his behavior to drunk-driving. “You want a metaphor? You’ve got a president who’s a drunk driver who’s pushing others to drive drunk,” he said.
Not everyone was angry at Cuomo for his outburst against the president, however. Trump’s critics thought his spiel was on point, with one saying he had “summed everything up perfectly.”
Chris Cuomo sums everything up perfectly. Best thing I’ve seen today. pic.twitter.com/1WG8ucxmkD
— Chris Palmer (@ChrisPalmerNBA) October 6, 2020
Trump’s emergence from the Walter Reed Medical Center on Monday, while still being infected with the novel coronavirus, provoked almost universal outrage among his critics, both online and in the mainstream media. Besides his maskless face and perceived disregard for social distancing, some said there were authoritarian tones to how his return was staged, with MSNBC host Joy Reid referring to it as a “Mussolini moment.”
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