On Thursday’s broadcast of “New Day,” host John Berman compared Trump’s medical qualifications with those of Robert Redfield, the Trump-appointed director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Trump this week contradicted Redfield on the timeline for a vaccine (the president said it would be available as soon as October; Redfield said mid-2021) and on the importance of wearing face masks during the pandemic.
The left side of CNN’s graphic showed Redfield’s extensive credentials — from his medical degree from Georgetown University to his 20 years serving in the U.S. Army Medical Corps.
On the right appeared Trump’s sole medical-related achievement — that his uncle, John Trump, was a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“He also lies about everything from crowd sizes to injecting disinfectant, so there’s that,” added Berman.
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