FoxNews.com reports that
President Trump sparked plenty of reactions at Monday’s coronavirus briefing with a rare video presentation featuring members of the media downplaying the outbreak leading up to the national crisis.
Trump, … showed a montage of the media’s initial takes on the coronavirus outbreak, featuring clips from ABC News, NBC News and CBS News journalists and commentators expressing more concern about the flu than the disease that was plaguing China at the time.
The montage boasted the “decisive action” the president took with a timeline featuring his founding of the coronavirus task force, the travel restrictions on China and Trump’s call to “accelerate” development for a vaccine for the virus in early March.
He then highlighted criticism he received from former Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., by playing an audio clip from New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman, who acknowledged that it was “probably effective.” Haberman later tweeted that the audio was “misleading.”
That was followed by public remarks made by several governors, including Andrew Cuomo, D-N.Y. and Gavin Newsom, D-Calif., all praising the Trump administration’s response to their states’ needs.