60 Comments on "Tapper presses surgeon general: You can’t even give me a yes or no answer?"

  1. 6:36: “I don’t want to play politics here…” But that’s exactly what this interview was–playing politics.

  2. He doesn’t know the number. Just an FYI. The Surgeon General doesn’t know, even ballpark, how many tests we have done.

  3. He was asked how many tests, he referred you to a website that was taken down, then referred you to an FDA statement that he couldn’t quote.

    • Barbara Mulvaney People are tested when they show symptoms. There are also a few cases where local municipalities have not complied. The cdc has not turned away anyone.

    • Barbara Mulvaney I’m wondering how the nurses like being union. Just sayin’… Welcome to socialized medicine.

    • @Toad Sauce Why would I believe some person on YouTube, when I just saw the Surgeon General demonstrate that he has no idea? Thanks pal, I’ll pass.

  4. I remember when the Surgeon General spoke based on science and the health and welfare of the American people and not based on the political interests of the president!

    • @Badgersj Yeah, we are in the land of lies and propaganda!

    • WhiteRice RSX yes they were. Especially the cruise ship questions. If trump said we should let them all off these people would freak out and say trump doesn’t know what he’s doing now we’re all going to get infected! Trump says we should keep them quarantined and they say omg trump just wants to keep them there so that the stats look better… you can’t win with these people. They made up their minds a long time ago. TDS is real

    • ​@Some Guy Yes, it appears that you have a form of TDS that prohibits you from comprehending the manipulative behavior of Donald Trump. The issue at hand isn’t whether Trump says they should be quarantined on the ship or quarantined off the ship. The issue at hand is the reason Donald Trump, himself, gave for wanting to keep them on the ship and his reason had absolutely nothing to do with the health and welfare of the people on the ship nor the health and welfare of the people on land.

      Trump’s issue with wanting to keep these people quarantined on the ship was because he didn’t want the statistical numbers they represent to affect him politically. Once again, Donald Trump ONLY cared about how this would affect him. Time and time again Donald Trump has demonstrated that he only cares about how an issue affects him instead of caring about how the issue impacts the people he was elected to represent and protect!

      Here it is in Donald Trump’s own words. “I like the numbers being where they are,” Trump said when asked about bringing the passengers ashore. “I don’t need to have the numbers double because of one ship that wasn’t our fault. And it wasn’t the fault of the people on the ship either, OK? It wasn’t their fault either and they’re mostly Americans. So I can live either way with it. I’d rather have them stay on, personally.”

      That has been Trump’s attitude since he first spoke about the Coronavirus in Davos, Switzerland back in late January. Trump is more worried about how the Coronavirus will affect him politically than he is about the lives of Americans at risk of dying! Donald Trump’s behavior and attitude toward the very people he was elected to protect is unconscionable!

      Donald Trump’s apathy and incompetence have allowed the Coronavirus to spread throughout the United States because he is more worried about money and politics than he is worried about the people of America!

      Every American deserves a president who cares about their health and welfare and Donald Trump clearly does not! I prefer my presidents to place the interests of America and all Americans first! Trump ALWAYS places his personal interests first all the while lying to the gullible and uninformed and telling them that he is going to make America great. As Harry S. Truman said, “The buck stops here!”

      If you really believe and support the lies, propaganda, and manipulation of Donald Trump then I can certainly understand why he said that he loves the uneducated!

    • Rick Ammon how can you not see that you (and cnn) blatantly insert motive. Do you think more people on land spreading the virus is good for Americans? Do you think increasing “the numbers” is good for reducing/slowing the spread of the virus? I swear to god dude… I’ll never understand how people like you don’t have the capacity to realize that some things that are good for Trumps chances of re-election AND things that are good for Americans can (and often do) go hand in hand…

      Here’s the truth, I’m a microbiologist and first off corona virus isn’t a big deal. The fact that Trump cares about “the numbers“ not increasing IS GOOD, for Trump AND for us. The two are not exclusive. I can say the same exact thing about Obama (who I voted for twice).

      Please share your wisdom and knowledge of virology and explain what the government should be doing that they aren’t currently doing.

    • Goatboymagic | March 8, 2020 at 10:04 PM | Reply

      well you guys brought trump in to power, so stop crying

  5. He is there to bolster Trump and his agenda, nothing more.

  6. This “Surgeon General” sounds more like a politician than a doctor. Sad.

    • Patrick Jayz | March 8, 2020 at 10:02 PM | Reply

      Stephen Thorpe How serious is this virus to you? Are you wearing a mask and gloves when you walk out the door? The answer is no. So why do you want Trump to act like it’s a huge issue if you’re not? Seriously. Take a step back. Hypocrisy is your parties drug. Lay off of it once in a while.

    • Stephen Thorpe | March 8, 2020 at 10:11 PM | Reply

      @Jay Luck He’s not a soldier anymore than Trump is because he’s the so-called ‘commander-in-chief’. However, his position oversees the Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, a group of uniformed officers who are public health professionals.

    • @Angela Kesecker Dictator Trump got them all scared sh*tless

  7. “Read the Transcript !” 😂

  8. Regina Garcia | March 8, 2020 at 2:36 PM | Reply

    Who is this guy? He sounds more like just another one of Trump’s toadies rather than an actual doctor.

  9. Gaspard De Coligny | March 8, 2020 at 2:43 PM | Reply

    “What we do know is that if we had massive cases we’d see more dead people”

    I’m having Ford Pinto’s flashbacks here…

    Or Monty Python…

    I can’t tell between anymore these days…

  10. Rhyme& Reason | March 8, 2020 at 2:53 PM | Reply

    “The President is healthier than I am”…. whooosh!! His credibility just flew out the window….

  11. Did this man, who is the SURGEON GENERAL, just say that he is LESS healthy than 70 year old TRUMP?????
    What in the hell kind of cookoo world are we living in!!!

  12. This guy is another Ben Carson.

  13. Lincoln Lloyd Redley | March 8, 2020 at 4:42 PM | Reply

    Sweating and swallowing, this man is going against his own grain.

    Good Tapper was on hand to fluff his pILLows for’im, though💥

  14. Tapper: “The CDC removed the reporting of the number of tests that have been issued”
    Adam’s forehead: ~Begins beading with sweat~

  15. Trump still has people claiming that he’s healthy and fit 😂😂. He’s obese, andvyou dont have to be a medical practitioner to see that

  16. Captain Galaxy | March 8, 2020 at 7:13 PM | Reply

    I like his style: memorize from a script word for word. And a a dash of that crazy dame Conway. What a bunch of b.s.

  17. Matthew Shaffer | March 8, 2020 at 7:34 PM | Reply

    Someone call Mike Tyson I just found his long lost brother.

  18. “The president is healthier than I am”

    Can we get a real f-ing doctor as surgeon general? Like Dr Dre, or Dr Phil or at least someone with credibility

    • MichXJdad all things being fair… he could have a heart defect, diabetes, asthma, etc… which would make his statement true. Don’t pretend that you know this mans medical history, none of us do. The fact is this man is an extremely qualified doctor, look up his credentials man. I guarantee he has far more authority to speak on topics related to healthcare than any of you in this section.

    • ramo moreno well so far “the car” has increased in value considerably…

    • @Some Guy all in favor say aye

    • just aj
      or ay?

    • no aye is good

  19. Mr. President, when’s the last time you washed your hands?”
    Just a few minutes ago.
    Oh….. of course……. you’ve been lollygagging right next to me for an hour……. I SAW you NOT wash your hands…….. yes, thinking or imagining it does qualify. All’s well, carry on…..

  20. Eric Van James | March 8, 2020 at 9:02 PM | Reply

    “Tests available” and tests that are actually administered are two very different things! And the US Surgeon General had no answer!!!

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