WATCH: Surgeon General Slams Media for “Finger-Pointing” at Trump Admin

Surgeon General Jerome Adams fired back at media critics of the Trump coronavirus response.

Per Maggie Haberman:

The surgeon general just said from WH briefing podium, “no more finger-pointing or criticism” and called for “less stories looking at what happened in the past.

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Not everyone appreciated the sentiment.

NY Magazine / HuffPo Reporter Yashar Ali tweeted:

Someone tell the Surgeon General that it is not his place to talk about bickering or partisanship from the White House podium.

His job is to talk about matters of public health.

Ridiculous.

https://twitter.com/yashar/status/1238874096777056257?s=20

MSNBC’s Joy Reid wrote:

Um… did the Surgeon General just tell US to take coronavirus seriously (has he met his boss??) and did he just order Americans not to criticize the president?

WashingtonExaminer reports Surgeon General Jerome Adams ripped into reporters during a White House press conference, telling them they should stop blaming the Trump administration for their response to the coronavirus outbreak.

“We really need you all to lean into and prioritize the health and safety of the American people,” Adams said at the Saturday press conference. “No more bickering. No more partisanship. No more criticism or finger-pointing.”

The comment comes as the United States remains far behind many other countries in testing response. Top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci admitted America was “failing” when it came to coronavirus testing.

“The system does not — is not really geared to what we need right now — what you are asking for. That is a failing. It is a failing. Let’s admit it,” he told lawmakers earlier this week.

The U.S. has so far had over 2,300 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, along with at least 50 deaths.