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Channel 4 Dispatches 16h
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Stream Trump’s Coronavirus Catastrophe now on
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Channel 4 Dispatches 16h
On President Trump’s watch over 200,000 Americans have died with coronavirus. But how has Trump dealt with this crisis? The swing state of Florida might hold the answers.
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Channel 4 Dispatches Oct 19
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WATCH: Trump’s Coronavirus Catastrophe. Tonight at 8pm on
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Channel 4 Dispatches Oct 19
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“He was fighting for the American people and fighting for their health.” Mica Mosbacher is an advisor on Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign. She says: “President Trump’s eternal optimism has really helped inspire a lot of people”. 6/
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Channel 4 Dispatches Oct 19
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The Trump White House say that all of their decisions have been in the best interests of America. 5/
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Channel 4 Dispatches Oct 19
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“One of the most important things during a public health crisis is to keep politics as far away from it as possible.” Richard Besser, formerly of the CDC, says that in the weeks after the briefing the CDC were shut out of public briefings. 4/
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Channel 4 Dispatches Oct 19
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A CDC briefing in February to journalists warned that the virus would hit America. The briefing caused markets to plunge and President Trump to sideline the CDC. 3/
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Channel 4 Dispatches Oct 19
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“He was sitting there saying how do we portray a different narrative where we try to tell the American public that this is not as severe as it really is.” Olivia Troye, VP Mike Pence’s lead staffer on the coronavirus task force says Trump disregarded medical briefings. 2/
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Channel 4 Dispatches Oct 19
. has spoken to White House insiders and American public health officials who reveal the extent of the President’s disregarding of medical advice on the coronavirus pandemic. 1/
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Channel 4 Dispatches Oct 19
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WATCH: Trump’s Coronavirus Catastrophe. Tonight at 8pm on
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Channel 4 Dispatches Oct 19
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“It was a quite blatant and pathetic attempt to change the narrative," says psychologist Mary Trump. "This is not a sick, unhealthy old man. This was somebody who returned in triumph to the White House… to infect who knows how many other people.” /5
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Channel 4 Dispatches Oct 19
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The President’s triumphant return from hospitalisation with coronavirus symptoms was designed to show a strong man overcoming an illness. He told the public in a slick video: “Don’t let it dominate. Don’t let it take over your lives” 4/
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Channel 4 Dispatches Oct 19
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But was his response to the coronavirus epidemic motivated by personal fears? According to his niece, psychologist Mary Trump, the president’s attitude to the virus was to be expected. 3/
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Channel 4 Dispatches Oct 19
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The president is a known germaphobe, as he told in 2014 about shaking hands: “[I’m] not afraid of germs, Matt. I don’t think it’s a great custom.” 2/
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Channel 4 Dispatches Oct 19
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“Well, you know, Covid is a good thing. I don’t have to shake hands with these disgusting people.” That was Trump’s response to coronavirus, according to White House insider Olivia Troye, Mike Pence’s lead staffer on the coronavirus task force. 1/
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Channel 4 Dispatches Oct 19
How much of President Trump’s reaction to coronavirus was motivated by his fear of germs and sickness? THREAD:
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Channel 4 Dispatches Oct 19
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Channel 4 Dispatches Oct 15
Stream: Dirty Secrets of American Food now on
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Channel 4 Dispatches Oct 14
Stream Dirty Secrets of American Food: Coming to a Supermarket Near You? Now on
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Channel 4 Dispatches Oct 12
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WATCH: Dirty Secrets of American Food: Coming to a Supermarket Near You? Now on
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