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Mon May 11, 2020, 08:46 PM

Trump Lambasts '60 Minutes' After Episode About His COVID-19 Conspiracy Mongering

Donald Trump on Sunday lambasted CBS News and its flagship “60 Minutes” program for “doing everything within their power … to defend China” after an episode that explored his coronavirus conspiracy mongering.

The “60 Minutes” segment reported that Trump’s administration had defunded — for political reasons — a nonprofit engaged in potentially lifesaving research about bat-borne coronaviruses, including the one causing the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the episode, eminent virologist Peter Daszak — who’d raised the alarm about a possible pandemic as far back as 2003 — said the National Institutes of Health had recently canceled a grant to his EcoHealth Alliance, though the organization’s work is very relevant to the ongoing outbreak, which scientists think originated in bats.


NIH confirmed to USA Today that it axed EcoHealth Alliance’s grant last month, but would not elaborate on the reason.


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Mon May 11, 2020, 09:04 PM

1. Just watched the entire program.

It was brutally honest without their usual both siderism nonsense. The part about the nixing the NIH funding was infuriating but the other segments re: the farm bailout money and where it went and the part about the small hospitals in Texas. The entire program infuriated me at how little the GOP and the orange asshat care nothing about the people of this country. I'm still reeling from watching it.

How anybody could watch that program and still vote for him is beyond my comprehension. I was really hoping Leslie Stahl would ask those two small farm owners if they had voted for him.

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