Kernen accused Sorkin of panicking:
You panicked about the market, panicked about COVID, panicked about the ventilators, panicked about PPE, panicked about ever going out again.
Sorkin cut off Kernen:
Joseph, you didn’t panic about anything.
Kernen fired back:
What good is that? What good is it?
Sorkin then destroyed Kernen with the COVID-19 death toll:
One hundred thousand people died. One hundred thousand people died, Joe, and all you did was try to help your friend the president. Every single morning on this show. You abused your position.
President Donald Trump made his infamous false claim about having the coronavirus “totally under control” during an interview with Kernen on Jan. 22.