Sunday morning on CNN’s ‘State of the Union,’ Jake Tapper posed some questions to President Trump and the administration about the plan going forward in response to COVID-19.
.@jaketapper directly addresses Pres. Trump: “The American people … need someone to explain what is going to be done to get us out of this. It’s a moment that requires leadership. It requires honest information. It requires empathy and it requires a plan. Do you have one?” pic.twitter.com/9tmWWjE3FH
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) April 5, 2020
What is the plan? https://t.co/XcKYPyuW4o
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) April 5, 2020
Predictably, his monologue, which included a shot at Fox News, got rave reviews by many on the Left and in the media.
— Tommy Vietor (@TVietor08) April 5, 2020
Jake Tapper sends a message to Trump about coronavirus response: "This is not about winning a news cycle on Fox, please" pic.twitter.com/9FlIcIzmJ5
— Media Matters (@mmfa) April 5, 2020
CNN's Jake Tapper to Trump: 'Mr. President, what's the plan?' – CNNPolitics https://t.co/UyqEjyc8x0
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 5, 2020
Fair and urgent questions that @realDonaldTrump has ducked for weeks.
A wartime president would answer them. A wartime president would take responsibility. A wartime president would not blame governors and would not whine about reporters’ fair and urgent questions. @jaketapper https://t.co/HmElXPWsi5
— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) April 5, 2020
— Morgan J. Freeman (@mjfree) April 5, 2020
But some are wondering when he is going to ask questions about his own network’s coverage (or lack thereof) of the coronavirus and the Trump administration as a whole.
If CNN actually aired President Trump’s press conferences, then you would know. https://t.co/lrv8viuOW2
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) April 5, 2020
This guy is on the network that literally refuses to show its airport-bound audience the @realDonaldTrump's lengthy daily press conferences where he does just that.
The media is garbage. https://t.co/vw3SW2jqJQ
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) April 5, 2020
Perhaps if your network, #CNN, weren’t filtering out the President’s daily press conferences, you might catch the updates that are readily available to the rest of us in the world. (On a completely different note I am eagerly awaiting the movie based on your book, The Outpost.) https://t.co/JbGlmVQ42z
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 5, 2020
Maybe if CNN and Jakey wouldn’t have cut off the briefings, they would know the plan. https://t.co/NdBmsOhHYY
— Ashley Stinnett (@AshleyStinnett) April 5, 2020
We’re old enough to remember when the head of CNN said it was “important” for viewers to hear from President Trump about the virus.
NEW: CNN chief Jeff Zucker defended the network’s decision to carry President Trump’s coronavirus press briefings live despite criticism that he uses the conferences to spread misinformation during a pandemic https://t.co/LJAr5DClwW
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) March 30, 2020
Then, the briefings disappeared on the network.
How petty is CNN today?
They're not airing @realDonaldTrump's coronavirus press briefing.
Today's briefing is especially important because President Trump, @Mike_Pence, Dr. Birx, and Dr. Fauci are explaining why the 15 days to slow the spread is being extended until April 30th. pic.twitter.com/gsds6BH8Co
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) March 31, 2020
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) April 2, 2020
So, some might be wondering what the plan is for CNN.