After it was reported this week that Donald Trump won’t allow anyone of the coronavirus task force members to testify before the House, the president was asked to answer why that is. His answer: “because they are a bunch of Trump haters.”
“Because the House is a set up. The House is a bunch of Trump haters … they, frankly, want our situation to be unsuccessful, which means death,” Trump said.
REPORTER: Why won't you let Fauci testify before the House?
TRUMP: "Because the House is a set up. The House is a bunch of Trump haters … they, frankly, want our situation to be unsuccessful, which means death." pic.twitter.com/G3G5OoV5IV
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 5, 2020
Trump’s response left CNN’s Dana Bash and Jim Sciutto shocked.
Bash said that Trump’s refusal to allow Fauci and other administration officials to testify before the House is “ridiculous and it flies in the face of the Constitution, what is required of Congress.”
“The idea that even now the president just doesn’t care about basic checks and balances in the Constitution is remarkable,” Bash said. “Elections have consequences — Democrats took control of the House, period.
You can see their discussion in the video clip below: