Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity are two of the most popular hosts on Fox News channel.
But now all hell is breaking loose.
And that’s because Tucker Carlson just called out Trump. This is how Sean Hannity responded.
President Trump tried to reassure Americans that they shouldn’t engage in needless panic or hysteria over the spread of the mysterious Wuhan coronavirus.
The President tried to make Americans understand that their risk of catching the disease was still low, but if they did there was a 98 percent chance of survival.
“So last year 37,000 Americans died from the common Flu. It averages between 27,000 and 70,000 per year. Nothing is shut down, life & the economy go on. At this moment there are 546 confirmed cases of CoronaVirus, with 22 deaths. Think about that!” the President tweeted.
Tucker Carlson took issue with this characterization of the Chinese coronavirus.
Carlson criticized the President – without naming him – in his nightly monologue.
“People you trust, people you probably voted for, have spent weeks minimizing what is clearly a very serious problem. ‘It’s just partisan politics,’ they say. ‘Calm down. In the end this was just like the flu and people die from that every year. Coronavirus will pass. And when it does, we will feel foolish for worrying about it.’ That’s their position.” Carlson continued, “No doubt these people have good intentions as they say, this many of them anyway. They may not know any better. Maybe they’re just not paying attention, or maybe they believe they’re serving some higher cause by shading reality. No one wants to be manipulated by a corrupt media establishment — and it is corrupt. And there’s an election coming up. Best not to say anything that might help the other side. We get it. But they’re wrong. The Chinese coronavirus is a major event… It’s definitely not just the flu.”
Sean Hannity – whose program follows Carlson’s on Fox News – responded in an interview with Georgia Congressman Doug Collins.
Collins announced he was going into self-quarantine after interacting with an individual infected with the Chinese coronavirus at the Conservative Political Action Committee.
Hannity’s comments appeared to be a direct response to Carlson when Hannity blasted members of the media for exaggerating the risk of the coronavirus to scare Americans.
“I think we’ve got to be very real with the American people,” Hannity added. “I don’t like how we are scaring people unnecessarily, and that is that unless you have an immune system that’s compromised and you’re older and you have other underlying health issues, you are not going to die 99% from this virus.”
Hannity also voiced his belief that Democrats latched on to the strategy of preying on Americans’ fears over the Chinese coronavirus to “bludgeon the president with this new hoax.”
The coronavirus is a public health issue that all Americans should take seriously. But it should also not be used to score political points or frighten Americans.
And that was the point President Trump was trying to drill home.
But like Hannity pointed out, the most vulnerable populations should take precautions to protect themselves.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.