CNN’s Jake Tapper abruptly ended his interview with White House adviser Peter Navarro after repeatedly confronting him and clashing with him on President Donald Trump’s admission to Bob Woodward about downplaying the coronavirus.
Tapper played the audio of Trump acknowledging to Woodward on February 7th that it’s more deadly than the flu — something at odds with public comments he was making in the following weeks.
“Less than two weeks later, he was saying the exact opposite,” Tapper said. “He was miisleading the American people, why?”
Navarro reviewed actions that Trump took early on — the China Travel ban in particular — and said in the first week of February, “We here at the White House started a strategy. It basically was hope for the best, prepare for the worst, stay calm, and begin to attack this virus from China on four different factors.”
Tapper jumped in at one point to ask again about the president’s comments.
“Jake, not fair here. …