Fox Business host rants about coronavirus as ‘yet another attempt to impeach’ Trump
Trish Regan says media is using virus to ‘destroy’ president while fellow host Tucker Carlson asks Trump to ‘tell the truth’
Criticism of Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus outbreak is “yet another attempt to impeach the president”, Fox Business host Trish Regan said on Monday night – even as, on Fox News, so-called Trump-whisperer Tucker Carlson seemed to appeal directly to the president to “tell the truth” about the gathering crisis.
Covid-19 is a respiratory illness transmitted by coughs, sneezes and physical contact that is spreading around the world. Among the elderly and infirm, it can kill. On Monday, figures from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put the number of US cases at 423, in 35 states and Washington DC and with 19 deaths. Other estimates were higher.