Jake Tapper did not seem to buy the line from Larry Kudlow that the United States is learning to deal with the coronavirus in a safe way.
The CNN anchor was hosting Kudlow, who serves as a White House economic adviser, on Sunday’s State of the Union to discuss the White House’s response to the pandemic and attempts to pass a new stimulus. Donald Trump said earlier this week that he would cut off negotiations on a package until after the election. As The Daily Beast noted, Kudlow’s optimistic assessment of the situation and American recovery drew an audible laugh from the CNN anchor.
“We are learning to deal with the virus in a targeted, safe, prevented way,” Kudlow said, prompting a laugh a head shake from Tapper, who disagreed with the assessment.
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