Invoice Barr has known as media criticism of President Donald Trump a ‘jihad.’ The Lawyer Basic made the stunning comparability throughout an interview on Fox Information.
Barr spoke to Fox’s Laura Ingraham on Thursday and defended the President’s dealing with of the Covid-19 world pandemic. He additionally took the chance to slam the press.
He mentioned Trump’s actions had been “very statesmanlike” however the President had suffered “snarky, gotcha questions from the White Home media pool.”
“The stridency of the partisan assaults on him [have] gotten greater and better,” Barr mentioned.
“The politicization of decisions like hydroxychloroquine, it’s been superb to me.”
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Barr says he’s disillusioned about partisanship throughout the pandemic as a result of the President has acted statesmanlike and labored with all of the governors whereas coping with gotcha questions from the media. He goes on to accuse the media of main a jihad towards Hydroxychloroquine pic.twitter.com/fW2NLDOzB7
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Trump has been pushing hydroxychloroquine as a therapy for Covid-19 for a while now. Nevertheless, it’s unproven and never authorised by FDA as a therapy for the illness.
Dr. Anthony Fauci and others have warned against using hydroxychloroquine and mentioned the “proof” of its effectiveness is “anecdotal”.
The Lawyer Basic argued that Trump had been unfairly handled by the media for mentioning the drug.
“And the truth that it had such a protracted observe file, the dangers have been fairly well-known,” Barr mentioned.
“As quickly as Trump mentioned one thing constructive about it, the media’s been on a jihad to discredit the drug.”
The President has pushed hydroxychloroquine repeatedly in his every day press briefings.
“I’m not taking a look at it a method or one other. However we wish to get out of this. If it does work, it will be a disgrace if we didn’t do it early,” Trump mentioned.
“What do I do know? I’m not a physician,” he added.
Darragh Roche is a journalist masking U.S. politics and media