Last Updated on October 19, 2020
President Donald Trump castigated CNN for the its obsessive COVID-19 pandemic coverage during a rally in Prescott, Arizona, referring to the network’s talking heads as “dumb bastards” in a clip that quickly went viral on social media.
“You know, your state is doing great, with a pandemic,” President Trump said. “Pandemic, they’re getting tired of the pandemic, aren’t they? Getting tired of the pandemic.”
The President went on reference CNN by name: “You turn on CNN, that’s all they cover. ‘COVID, COVID,, Pandemic, COVID, COVID, uhwahawa… You know why? They’re trying to talk everybody out of voting. People aren’t buying it, CNN, you dumb bastards, they’re not buying it.”
The crowd roared in applause for the roast of CNN, which continues to be one of the most despised political news networks in the United States.
President Trump went on to take a shot at Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, prompting chants of “lock him up” from the crowd: “He wants to listen to Dr. Fauci … I saved thousand of lives and he admitted that … he is a wonderful guy and I like him he just happens to have a bad arm.”
Crowd at Prescott, Az. rally begins shouting "lock him up" referring to Joe Biden.
President Trump responds, saying Biden "is lucky we have the most fair attorney general here in the United States" & calls AG Barr "a very fair man."
— Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) October 19, 2020
A massive throng of spectators had arrived to see the President’s speech in Prescott, with long lines of Trump supporters forming around the venue some six hours before the rally, well before sunrise.
Arizonans are hyped up to see President Trump today!
This massive line in Prescott started forming BEFORE sunrise ‼️pic.twitter.com/qhOrlKlcnw
— Abigail Marone (@abigailmarone) October 19, 2020
President Trump’s unfiltered stylecontinues to be a staple of his massive campaign rallies.
Recently, the President said he is immune to COVID and threatened to go into the crowd and kiss every man and woman in the audience to prove it.