John Harwood has been covering the coronavirus for CNN and he had some words about Larry Kudlow on Monday. In an odd move, the White House announced that it would no longer be required to have your temperature taken to enter the President’s home. The move is odd because many members of Trump’s team recently becoming infected with COVID-19. The infections were confirmed days before the Tulsa rally.
Harwood had this to say, “We’ve had mixed messages and missed messages all year long on coronavirus. It was really brought to a head this morning. Take a listen to these two advisers, both economic advisers, Peter Navarro and Larry Kudlow. Listen to their differing assessments of what we’re facing ahead in the next couple of months.” Harwood is referring to Kudlow’s comments on CNBC when he said that the second wave of COVID-19 “isn’t coming.” He went on to say, “It’s just hot spots. They send in CDC teams, we’ve got the testing procedures, we’ve got the diagnostics, we’ve got the PPE. And so I really think it’s a pretty good situation.”
Kudlow also said, “Actually, I think nationwide the positivity rate is still quite low, well under 10 percent.” Many would point out that 10 percent of America’s population is 32 million. On the other hand, Peter Navarro is not so optimistic. He says that the government is piling up supplies to prepare for a second wave.
Harwood went on to say of Kudlow, “Look, Larry Kudlow is my friend. We worked together at CNBC for many years. It is hard to think of a public official with less credibility on this topic than Larry Kudlow. He’s the one who said we’ve got it controlled airtight several months ago.”
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