White House Advisor Peter Navarro was apparently interrupted by CNN host Jake Tapper during a “State of the Union” episode on Sunday after the two got into a heated debate over the administration’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak. Trump.
The interview lasted several minutes with Tapper who gave the floor to Navarro at the beginning of the session. However, things escalated quickly and the exchange was abruptly cut off after the conversation turned into a political struggle.
“I don’t give you ten minutes to do that,” Tapper said at one point as Navarro guided him through a decision-making timeline. The former White House ABC correspondent then began to continuously attack President Trump and periodically interrupted Navarro to refute his points.
Eventually, Tapper accused the president of not being transparent with the public and asked Navarro why the government has no longer been open about COVID-19.
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“Why hasn’t the president been direct with the American people?” churches. “It was easy,” Navarro replied. “You’re selecting cherries … You just don’t want to listen, Jake.”
Tapper said Trump “knew.” [COVID] it was more deadly than the flu “and” lied to the American public two weeks later. “
Navarro overturned the script and accused CNN of lying to the American people, which led Tapper to end the interview.
“You are not honest with the American people,” Navarro replied. “CNN is not honest with the American people. Do you want to go there? We can do it.”
Tapper then thanked him for stepping in and said that CNN’s public mockery and shame won’t change the network’s reporting style – just as Navarro was saying, “I answered your question.”
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“Okay. Peter Navarro, thank you very much. I appreciate your time today,” concluded Tapper. “And I would just like to remind Americans who look at that the United States has less than 5% of the world population, and the United States has more than 20% of coronavirus deaths in the world. That’s a fact. It doesn’t matter. How many times. insults CNN. “