MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was slammed on social media for falsely claiming that “no doctors” were present at Monday’s White House press briefing on the coronavirus outbreak. Scarborough was among many media personalities on Twitter who quickly noticed that Dr. Anthony Fauci, a prominent figure in the White House’s coronavirus task force, was missing from the briefing. The liberal TV personality quickly concluded that the briefing wasn’t necessary. “There is no public benefit to this briefing. The networks should all cut away,” Scarborough tweeted. “Bland pronouncements, the repeating of catch phrases daily, bad medical advice. No science, no doctors, no Fauci. Just Trump’s Roy Cohn.” While he suggested the presence of Attorney General William Barr by referring to him as “Trump’s Roy Cohn,” the “Morning Joe” co-host apparently overlooked Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House response coordinator who also spoke at the presser. Others fact-checked the MSNBC host on social media. “Dr Birx is right next to him,” National Republican Senatorial Committee senior adviser Matt Whitlock told Scarborough. “Are you dumb or just a liar?” The Daily Wire reporter Ryan Saavedra reacted. “Dr. Deborah Birx spoke and the press conference is not over.” “Dr. Deborah Brix [sic] — the response coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force — is standing directly behind him and has spoken multiple times. What even is this tweet?” Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy asked. Scarborough never issued a correction, but latter slammed the presser, “There is nothing in this briefing that cannot be summed up in three minutes at the end of the press conference. Nothing.” Author Stephen King made a similar error earlier this month after claiming that Trump’s coronavirus team was “all male, all old, and all white.” However, in addition to Birx, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Administrator Seema Verma, Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson are also prominent members of Trump’s response team.
In response to The Daily Wire’s Ryan Saavedra.. I’d say, “both.” “Morning Joe” Scarborough is both dumb AND a liar. Further, he doesn’t have the professionalism or humility to say, “my apologies. I was wrong.” President Trump’s Wuhan virus task-force has SEVERAL doctors and professionals, other than Dr. Fauci. So, if/when he isn’t present, there are several others on the task-force, including Dr. Deborah Brix, a retired full Army Colonel with decades of experience (and, oh, btw..a female). I watched the 2 hr press briefing yesterday and Dr. Brix spoke SEVERAL times and answered numerous questions from several reporters. As for the silly, and entirely irrelevant racial/ethnic pot-shot by author Stephen King (who, btw is also an old white guy).. Both the Surgeon General, Dr. Jerome Adams, and HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson (a nationally renowned neurosurgeon) are both black men. And then there is Seema Verma who is not white; probably of Indian heritage. But, we’re not 100% certain. Either way, she’s a female and not white..not that it matters in the least. It’s just that these liberals have nothing. So, they go back to their old playbook which tells them that all Republicans are old white men, and therefore Trump must only have old white men on his team. Of course it’s not true. But, the facts don’t matter to these idiots. We feel it’s important to note that it is entirely what the racial or gender makeup of any of these task-forces, or adviser are. We want the President to be surrounded by the BEST people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religious affiliation..and so on. If you had cancer or some other terminal disease, you’d want the BEST doctor you could get, right? Of course. Well, we should want our President to be surrounded by the BEST possible advisers giving him the BEST possible advice, regardless of those entirely irrelevant demographic considerations. Again, the dominantly liberal mainstream media continues to make irrelevant, weak, pot shots at Trump because..well…he’s Trump. And, honestly…they just don’t like the fact that he’s on tv and they can’t stop that. He’s out there talking right to the American people unfiltered, and taking over an hour each day to answer questions from the media…and it’s driving Joe, and the liberal media nuts that they’re unable to censor or stop him from connecting with the American public. Isn’t that great? 🙂