Larry Kudlow Gets Nervous After CNN Released Video In February Telling Coronavirus “Contained”


In February, the director of the National Economic Council of the White House, Larry Kudlow, announced that the coronavirus was “contained”. In fact, it was “pretty close to waterproofing,” he said.
Two months later and, let’s just say it didn’t happen that way.

CNN’s Jake Tapper showed the clip to Kudlow on Sunday, asking, “Is there a disconnect between what people like you want to make things better, to help say, and what do people in the health sector say? “
Kudlow was clearly irritated.

“For the umpteenth time, I would say, my quote was then based on real facts which, at the time, included only 40 or 50 cases and which were contained,” he said, praising the same refrain as her boss has often said that the travel restrictions imposed on China “boldly” have made a huge difference.
“I don’t want to come in and play this game, who said what and when,” added Kudlow. “My quote was at that time, there were very few cases. Then, as the virus spread exponentially in a way that hardly anyone could have expected, we of course changed our minds. “
Tapping could only shake his head at that time. “I could respond with 15 minutes of material,” he added before going on to an interview with Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Here is the exchange:

CNN, after the interview, was an exception, Kudlow standing by, quoting several experts who at the time said the virus was clearly not at all contained.
March Lipsitch, a professor of epidemiology at Harvard and director of the university’s Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, for example, said that what he saw at the time showed no evidence of Kudlow’s support. “In the United States, it’s the opposite of content,” he said. “It spreads so effectively in so many places that it can be difficult to stop it.”
Kudlow started trending on Twitter after his appearance, and especially not in a good way:

Aside from the clip that caused a stir on social media, Kudlow also raised the possibility of a new wave of economic recovery. “There may well be additional legislation. There is a kind of break period right now, “he told Tapper, adding that the White House would be monitoring” how it is going “, as the country slowly begins to resume operations.
“Next year could be one of the fastest growth rebounds in American or recent history,” he said, making an optimistic deal for 2021. “We are trying to get through , you know, from side to side … I don’t I don’t want to exclude or exclude anything right now. “


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