During Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” news anchor John Berman used a blistering graphic to illustrate the folly of President Donald Trump’s contradiction of his own administration’s experts during the covid-19 pandemic.
Berman compared Trump’s medical qualifications with those of Robert Redfield, the Trump-appointed director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Trump this week contradicted Redfield on the timeline for a vaccine (the president said it would be available as soon as October; Redfield said mid-2021) and on the importance of wearing face masks during the pandemic.
The left side of CNN’s graphic showed Redfield’s extensive credentials — from his medical degree from Georgetown University to his 20 years serving in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.
On the right appeared Trump’s sole medical-related achievement: that his uncle, John Trump, was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“He also lies about everything from crowd sizes to injecting disinfectant, so there’s that,” added Berman.
Watch the clip below:
JUST NOW: "Dr. Redfield has a medical degree from Georgetown. He's a professor at the University of Maryland, he served on an advisory counsel on HIV/AIDS, he's been CDC director since 2018. As for Donald Trump, his uncle taught at M.I.T."@NewDaypic.twitter.com/wQ5nnA18BO
— John Berman (@JohnBerman) September 17, 2020