Pence Blocks Public Health Officials From Appearing on CNN to Discuss Coronavirus
Vice President Mike Pence is refusing to allow the nation’s top health officials to appear on CNN and discuss the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed over 10,000 Americans.
Pence’s office books health officials — Dr. Deborah Birx or Dr. Anthony Fauci — for interviews during the pandemic.
However, now the health officals will only appear on CNN if CNN broadcasts President Donald Trump’s daily disastrous White House briefings, notes CNN.
CNN normally only broadcasts Trump’s question and answer sessions, which may or may not include health care officials.
Dr. Fauci previously appeared on the last five weekly CNN Town Halls, but will not be available — per Pence’s office — for tonight’s town hall.