The place to start? Given simply how off-the-wall loopy the Tuesday handoff between Cuomo PrimeTime and CNN Tonight was, it’s really a extremely troublesome query to reply. Between Don Lemon’s criticism that President Trump didn’t begin vaccine analysis in January and Chris “Fredo” Cuomo bashing Republicans as a “illness” spreading division, the concept the previous was demanding “all of us have to reside in actuality” boggled the functioning thoughts.

After at one level declaring “all of us have to reside in actuality,” Lemon went on to lament how America wasn’t the primary to get the vaccine and blamed it on Trump. In accordance with Lemon, the administration ought to have began the vaccine growth course of in January, earlier than scientists obtained the virus’s cracked genome crucial for the making of a vaccine:

Sure, Operation Warp Velocity — t occurred quick. However think about if in January, when these recordings from Bob Woodward, if we had identified, if they’d acted then. Think about how briskly it could have been?

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So, I am optimistic. It will’ve been nice. I hoped America would get it’s first dose by now. It will have been nice to see People up there getting their first doses first. However we begin the place we begin, start the place we start. And let’s hope now we have sufficient doses. We get sufficient folks to buy-in.

After Fredo proclaimed that “we don’t” have sufficient of the vaccine, Lemon rambled on about how President-elect Biden was going to swoop in and save the day.

Sure, however I’ve spoken to individuals who mentioned they will nonetheless rejigger. They’ll nonetheless determine the place to get extra. There are different people who find themselves making vaccines,” he mentioned. “There’s AstraZeneca, so on and so forth. So there’s nonetheless time for the Biden people to get in there to rejigger and attempt to get extra doses from different locations.

 

 

In fact, Lemon’s suggestion was that Trump didn’t buy any of these vaccines. However on Monday, Well being and Human Providers Secretary Alex Azar busted that lie wide open.

In an interview with NBC, Azar defined the U.S. might nonetheless buy extra of the Pfizer vaccine, plus they’d ordered 600 million doses over six totally different makers. That’s to not point out that nobody knew, till lately, who can be the primary to carry a vaccine to market or if any can be efficient. And as our buddy Ryan Saavedra at The Every day Wire noted on Twitter, CNN reported on January 20 a “Vaccine for brand new Chinese language coronavirus within the works” from the Nationwide Institutes of Heath.

From there, Cuomo chimed in by persevering with to bash solely Senate Republicans for the shortage of a coronavirus aid bundle, though Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had refused to barter or compromise for months.

And based on Cuomo, who (in addition to Lemon) backs the leftist home terrorist group Antifa, the Republicans had been a “illness” that was “doubling down on the division.” He additionally claimed they thought the pandemic was a hoax:

You realize, look, Trump is the fever. He’s not the political illness. These ReTrumplicans, as I name them, in Congress. They’re in a field, Don. As a result of they’re doubling down on the division. “We’re not serving to they’ll. We’re not serving to blue states. We’re not going handy out this cash. We don’t consider any of this. COVID’s not even actual. The election’s not actual. Nothing’s actual.”

He mentioned that, however but the GOP had been those spreading disunity. Your head most likely hurts from making an attempt to comply with that logic. Go take one thing for that and are available again to complete studying.

That is what occurs while you radicalize folks. If you radicalize because the state TV has finished, when you’ve gotten radicalized your viewers. They want extra,” Lemon proclaimed as he began tapping his arm together with his fingers, gesturing like he was about to shoot up on heroin. “They obtained to return. It’s obtained to be pure. In case you’re not giving them the pure stuff, for those who’re not getting extra radical and extra radical and extra radical they’re not going to tune in.”

The duo then spent a while going backwards and forwards additional discussing how Fox Information was similar to a drug supplier.

However the best was spreading division. That is … The CNN Zone.

The transcript is beneath, click on “broaden” to learn:

CNN Tonight
December 8, 2020
10:01:23 p.m. Japanese

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DON LEMON: This is the reason each single evening I say, “How rather more do now we have to take?” And I scream, “All of us have to reside in actuality.”

Sure, Operation Warp Velocity — t occurred quick. However think about if in January, when these recordings from Bob Woodward, if we had identified, if they’d acted then. Think about how briskly it could have been?

I’ll stay optimistic, glass half fulfill. However being a realist, and being a journalist, I’ve to – I’ve go to marvel how a lot additional forward we might have been if we had extra buy-in if the chief of the free world had mentioned, “Hey, that is severe, it’s airborne, we have to do that, we have to try this, what have you ever.”  And because the science modified and advanced, that he would have modified is that advanced as effectively.

Early on, masks, they consider they did not have — they did not have a lot of an impact. Then slightly bit afterward they realized, effectively, there’s some profit to sporting it. So, because the science advanced, the scientists advanced. However guess who by no means did evolve?

So, I am optimistic. It will’ve been nice. I hoped America would get it’s first dose by now. It will have been nice to see People up there getting their first doses first. However we begin the place we begin, start the place we start. And let’s hope now we have sufficient doses. We get sufficient folks to buy-in.

CHRIS CUOMO: We do not. You possibly can’t, hope in that case —

LEMON: Sure, however I’ve spoken to individuals who mentioned they will nonetheless rejigger. They’ll nonetheless determine the place to get extra. There are different people who find themselves making vaccines. There’s AstraZeneca, so on and so forth. So there’s nonetheless time for the Biden people to get in there to rejigger and attempt to get extra doses from different locations.

[Cuomo starts making a hand gesture for money]

However – Sure, it’s going to take cash. However we have got cash. That is America.

CUOMO: They’ve cash however they’ve, they’ve energy of the purse, they should allocate it, after which it must be successfully spent. Keep in mind, that final aid invoice. Of this 900 billion, over 400 billion of it’s cash from the final invoice that they by no means spent, Don.

You realize, look, Trump is the fever. He’s not the political illness. These ReTrumplicans, as I name them, in Congress. They’re in a field, Don. As a result of they’re doubling down on the division. “We’re not serving to they’ll. We’re not serving to blue states. We’re not going handy out this cash. We don’t consider any of this. COVID’s not even actual. The election’s not actual. Nothing’s actual.”

So, the place’s their posture to compromise? You realize, what they’re feeding that base is we’ll battle every little thing at each flip as a result of the enemy is inside.

LEMON: That is what occurs while you radicalize folks. If you radicalize because the state TV has finished, when you’ve gotten radicalized your viewers. They want extra.

[Lemon starts tapping fingers on his arm]

They obtained to return. It’s obtained to be pure. In case you’re not giving them the pure stuff, for those who’re not getting extra radical and extra radical and extra radical–

CUOMO: That’s proper.

LEMON: — they’re not going to tune in.

CUOMO: Therefore the Newsmax state of affairs.

LEMON: Proper.

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